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BlazBlue, much like Guilty Gear, has plenty of Rummage Sale Rejects to go around. This is a list of the playable characters who were introduced in BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger. Voice actors are listed as Japanese/English.

It may also contain unmarked spoilers. You may wish to finish the game's story modes before reading. Go here for characters introduced in Continuum Shift, here for characters introduced in Chronophantasma, here for characters introduced in Central Fiction, here for non-player characters, here for light novel characters and here for manga characters.


Shout Outs, Captain Ersatz, Expy, "No Celebrities Were Harmed", Continuity Nods and Mythology Gags regarding to specific characters should go to the game's own Shout Out page. This is also true for memes, which go here.

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    Ragna the Bloodedge
  • Height: 185cm (6'0.8")
  • Weight: 78kg (172 lbs)
  • Blood type: B
  • Date of Birth: March 3
  • Birthplace: Unknown
  • Hobbies: Cooking (meat especially)
  • Values: His silver bracelet
  • Likes: Tentama udon
  • Dislikes: Ghosts, the Novus Orbis Librarium
"I'll show you fear. There is no Hell. Just darkness."

"Take a good look. THIS is the Azure!"

Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita (Teenage-Adult), Rina Sato (Child)(Japanese)/ Patrick Seitz (Teenage-Adult, Calamity Trigger-Chronophantasma), Caitlin Glass (Child, Alter Memory only) (English)

The Protagonist of the series. A rebel outlaw with a bad attitude, a short temper, and an axe to grind with the Librarium, the international government. After destroying a branch of the Library and having a colossal bounty put on his head, he sets out for the city of Kagutsuchi in order to destroy the last "Cauldron" and prevent the resurrection of the Black Beast. As the story goes, he becomes more heroic and uses his power towards beating the genuine villains.

He's Jin Kisaragi's older brother. Their rivalry stems from when they were younger, when Jin used to bully their sickly sister Saya. One day, Ragna noticed that the church the three of them lived in was set on fire. When he entered, he was ambushed by Terumi, who took over Jin's mind, cut Ragna's arm off, and left him to die inside the burning building. A combination of the trauma and the Azure being implanted in him caused one of his eyes to turn red and his hair to turn white. He was then taken in and trained by his master Jubei, who gave him his signature coat and sword, as well as the title of "Bloodedge."

His arcade playthroughs are named, in order of the game: The end of time, CONTINUUMSHIFT and nemesishorizon. His story playthroughs are named, in the first two gamesnote : Grim Reaper and stray sheep.

His Drive ability, Soul Eater, drains his opponent's health, adding it to his own. He can also activate the Azure Grimoire in his right arm to strengthen this ability, at the expense of his own health. In Chronophantasma, his Overdrive is Blood Kain Idea, a former super move of his that grants him extra strength on his attacks and life-draining abilities. It used to drain his own life as well, but this is no longer the case in Chronophantasma. It also doubles the now-reduced damage of his Devoured by Darkness super.

His Exceed Accel (in BBCF), Seed of Tartarus, has him attack his foe with a chop of his sword. If it hits, he then turns his sword into a scythe and charges a powerful slash. His Astral Finish, Black Onslaught has him using the fullest might of the Azure Grimoire and turn his blade into a scythe as he proceeds to repeatedly slash his opponent with it, using Soul Eater to empower it. He then transforms into... something, and unleashes a final strike that completely erases the opponent from existence.

For more, see his character page here.

    Jin Kisaragi
The Hero of Ikaruga. Kind of an asshole.
  • Height: 178cm (5'10.1")
  • Weight: 61kg (134.5 lbs)
  • Blood type: A
  • Date of Birth: February 14
  • Birthplace: United Kingdom
  • Hobbies: Collecting vintage motorcycles
  • Values: None
  • Likes: None
  • Dislikes: Weakness, meat dishes

You had good determination, I'll give you that.

Voiced by: Tetsuya Kakihara (Teenage-Adult), Mitsuki Nakae (Child) (Japanese) / David Vincent (Teenage-Adult, Calamity Trigger-Chronophantasma), Wendee Lee (Child, Continuum Shift, Alter Memory) (English)

The Rival and the secondary male protagonist of the series. Major Jin Kisaragi is one of the elite commanding officers of the NOL. Known famously as the "Hero of Ikaruga", Jin is aloof, cold, arrogant, borderline sociopathic, and teeters on the edge of insanity, with a disturbing and almost incestuous fixation upon his brother. Despite all this, he genuinely earned his status, and is respected among the NOL's ranks, even though his own opinion of the organization is dubious at best. Jin also has an irrational hatred for his subordinate, Noel Vermillion. His sword, Mucro Algesco: Yukianesa, is a katana with a blade made of pure ice; it's one of the Nox Nyctores, an Evil Weapon that both rekindles his lost memories, turning him insane and inspires homicidal fury around Ragna and Noel.

Ragna got fed up with his especially needy attitude as a kid, and when Ragna ignored him in favor of Saya (whom Noel resembles, which is why he hates her), Jin's slow path to insanity began. He apparently began having visions of the future, which may or may not have been induced by Terumi or Yukianesa, and as Terumi assaulted the church, he possessed Jin, told him that Ragna will be responsible of the world's destruction, and made Jin cut off Ragna's arm. Terumi then ran off with Saya and Jin, wiped Jin's memory of the incident, and Jin never saw Saya again. He was later adopted into the noble Kisaragi house, joined the academy, and quickly rose up the ranks; after graduating, he's quickly appointed to the fields to deal with Ikaruga Civil War, and afterwards was given the Major rank. When he heard Ragna had been sighted in Kagutsuchi, he actively disobeys the Library's orders and hunts him down by himself. Ultimately becoming a Fallen Hero as seen by many, although in terms of the story (particularly the sequels) he's slowly becoming a true hero.

His arcade playthroughs are named, in order of the game: Impossible meeting, Resume and Determination. His story playthroughs are named, in the first 2 games: False hero and Decision.

His Drive, Reitou/Frost Bite, freezes his opponents. In Chronophantasma, his Overdrive is Zettou/Frost End, which enhances his freezing abilities by causing every attack involving his sword Yukianesa to re-freeze the opponent.

In the fourth game, his Exceed Accel Kokuujin Ougi: Gekka Hyourou/Empty Sky True Form: Crystal Moonstorm (Empty Air Blade Secret Skill: Ice Tower Under the Moon) has him doing a quick upward slash. If it hits, he then freezes his enemy in midair, then slashing them multiple times, ending with a powerful slash. His Astral Finish, Rengoku Hyōya/Arctic Dungeon, involves him firing a small but fast wave of ice on the ground that is unblockable. If it connects, the opponent is frozen along with the background, then shattered.

  • Above Good and Evil: Jubei states that his Power of Order is neither good or evil, and what Jin uses it for is entirely up to him. Jin decides to use it to maintain the world's "order" and eliminate any force that would disrupt it.
  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: To the point that it can slice through magical barriers/fields. The first time we see this is in CS, where he cuts his way out of Phantom's magical field after his fight with Tsubaki.
  • The Ace: To name, he is a Child Prodigy who earned each and everything any man would fight and die for, is next in-line to inherit the Kisaragi Family, was the head of the Student Council in his tenure, well-respected among his peers and classmates alike, and the youngest individual to earn the title of "Hero."
  • Adaptational Badass: In the manga, Ragna pretty much needed to activate the Azure Grimoire in order to defeat him, while in the games, Ragna can beat Jin without it.
  • Adaptational Heroism: In The Anime of the Game, Jin is noticeably less antagonistic and while still a Jerkass, at least somewhat respectful of others.
  • Adorkable: He starts playing around with his ice car, making sound effects along with it.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: He doesn't really care that much, but this pretty much sums up his status in the Kisaragi family despite the enormous amount of awards and accomplishments he took home with him in their name. It's easy to see how he easily decided to cut his connections with them after he abandons his post in the Librarium.
  • Aloof Ally: He becomes part of the heroic faction in Chronophantasma and he's all cold about it.
  • Aloof Big Brother: See Ragna's entry. Jin becomes one to Saya partly due to that. In Wheel of Fortune, he was actually as compassionate to her as Ragna was. He's also one to Noel technically since she has part of Saya's soul, although he doesn't know it until much later.
  • Always Save the Girl: The first question that came to Jin's mind after Tsubaki's Face–Heel Turn was if he could save her.
    • In Makoto's Story Mode in EXTEND, Jin seems to value Makoto's safety more than his and doesn't even mind freezing Hazama while barely being able to walk and then carrying her off to save her. In CS proper, Jin parries a shot against her and still freezes Hazama despite his injuries.
    • In Chrono Phantasma EXTEND's version of Remix Heart, he cares enough for both Mai and Kajun to save them from a dangerous situation.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Played for Laughs in the Gag Reels. The developers really have fun with Jin's unhealthy obsession with Ragna, even after he mostly grows out of it in the main story.
  • Amnesiac Dissonance: Due to Terumi erasing his memories, he was actually pretty normal during his academy days; though still cold and serious, he could even be nice at times. This all went to hell after the Ikaruga War...
  • Ancestral Weapon: His Yukianesa was first wielded by Seven of Ishana's Ten Sages; he was also then-current head of the Kisaragi family.
  • Animal Battle Aura: For some odd reason, his crest (and thus aura) displays a unicorn.
  • Animal Motifs: Jin is frequently depicted as a Fox in fanworks (there's also a piece of art by Mori that gives him fox ears). The creators also seems to agree because in one "Chrono Phantasma: EXTEND" gag real, he was given fox ears to further drive this point home.
  • Animals Hate Him: Whereas Cat Girl Taokaka has normal victory quotes when fighting all the other characters, her response to Jin is just growling and hissing and "Tao doesn't like you!"
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: According to Ragna, he was super-needy and scared as a kid, always nagging him for help at every turn. It's easy to see why Ragna got so annoyed with him and paid more attention to Saya.
  • Anti-Hero: What he becomes after Character Development. He goes from a figurehead hero to an actual one. Although his attitude hasn't really changed all that much, just who he fights against.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: To the nth degree. What contributes to his Jerkass nature is that he's fully aware of how skilled he is. Almost all of his Arcade win quotes, in all three games are just trash talking at how inferior his opponent is and how foolish it was for them to fight him.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: Unlike Ky Kiske, he damn well worked his way up to "authority" status, which makes him utterly badass. On the other hand, though, it is implied that what he did in Ikaruga War was partly orchestrated by NOL, and especially Hazama, so that he can become NOL's figurehead hero. In particular, it is stated that Hazama sentenced other NOL troops who are potentially stronger/more helpful than Jin with false crimes.
  • Ax-Crazy: Because of his weapon, he becomes this whenever he's around Ragna. After a psychotherapy session with Hakumen and Jubei, he has been more-or-less cured. He's still an aloof jerk, though, and delves back into Ax-Crazy whenever he sees Ragna, though he now has the capacity to ignore his Brother if there are more pressing concerns. By Central Fiction he gets over this and becomes more similar to his other self Hakumen.
  • Bad Boss: Towards Noel, until he is less hostile towards her in Chronophantasma. Despite that, he still insults and demeans her every chance he gets, downplaying the trope.
  • Badass Arm-Fold: One of his pre-fight poses.
  • Badass Biker: His favorite hobby is collecting vintage motorcycles. Unfortunately, he is never seen riding one in the main series, although a few promotional artworks does depict him riding one. Interestingly, this also seems to contrast with Ragna's more effeminate hobby of "Cooking".
  • Badass Boast: "I am the cold steel... the blade that will restore balance to this world!" Only seen once, but it's the first time he's activated Yukianesa against its will, signaling that he Took a Level in Badass. Also, afterward, he is one of the few characters that doesn't receive a severe beatdown after fighting Hazama in story mode.
  • Badass Bookworm: A prodigy during the Academy days and grew up to become a badass.
  • Badass Cape: In a variant, the cape in question consists of 2 long strips of cloth hanging above the sides of his coat, making them look like pseudo-sleeves. He can sometimes use them to attack.
  • Badass Creed: Before he defected, he recited the NOL's creed whenever he faced off against Noel, Hazama, Tsubaki, and Makoto in a match. He also has another near the end of his Continuum Shift route after his World Of Card Board Speech against Tsubaki after her Face–Heel Turn. It's also remarkably similar to Hakumen's own Badass Creed.
  • Badass in Distress: In Makoto's CS story, Jin is in far too bad a shape to fight back against Hazama, who had come along with the intention of killing him. Rather than sit back and watch it happen, Makoto parries the hit and fights Hazama in Jin's place. Hazama "wins" (then again, Hazama), but Jin bails her out, having recovered enough strength to freeze Hazama in his tracks.
  • Badass Longcoat: His NOL military outfit has one, complete with whip sleeves.
  • Beat the Curse Out of Him: He plans to do this to Tsubaki in CP, along with Noel and Makoto. He succeeds in story mode by using their vow they made together at a young age to always stay together, although it actually ends with a I Know Youre In There Some Where Fight as she finally breaks free from Mind Eater after she stabs him with Immortal Breaker.
  • Beauty Is Bad: Not bad, but still extremely unpleasant. But, he is still the most attractive male character in the series.
  • Berserk Button: He really won't tolerate anyone, not even Tsubaki, getting in the way of his feud with his brother. Deconstructed in Wheel of Fortune where his obsession with fighting Ragna led to him ignoring her and sweeping her aside, and indirectly led to her death by Nu.
  • Beyond the Impossible: After "Calamity Trigger", he's had some noticeable feats. The Power of Order is built on this, as well.
    • He started his journey in "Continuum Shift" heavily injured, with his condition progressing even worse (thanks a lot, Valkenhaynn) and was still able to fight off powerful characters like Ragna and Hazama. The latter of which he manages while also protecting Makoto at the same time. Seriously, any ordinary man would have already knocked on heaven's door, by that point.
    • He dodged Take-Mikazuchi's laser at point-blank range.
    • Was savagely beaten by a Black Beast-empowered Ragna going out of control at the end of "Chrono Phantasma" and still survived albeit temporarily putting him out of commission until he made a Deal with the Devil with Trinity.
    • His Big Damn Heroes moment in "Central Fiction" when he stabilized Yuna and Sena's existence using only his will through the Power of Order. Normally only an Observer could do that.
    • Was able to fight and hold off the Destroyer Deity, Susano'o (basically, the game's version of a 100% fully-powered Hakumen) and distract him enough for Ragna to pull Terumi's soul out of his original body.
  • Beta Couple: His relatively stable and supportive relationship with Tsubaki contrasts with Ragna's more dysfunctional relationship with the females in his life.
  • Big Brother Bully: Because Ragna favored Saya over him, he constantly picked on her. Since Noel is Saya his attitude toward her counts as well.
  • Big Brother Instinct: It took him in Central Fiction to become this for Noel/Saya. See Pet the Dog below.
  • Big Brother Worship: He wholeheartedly adores his older brother, Ragna. When they were still young, the only thing he ever wanted was for Ragna to pay more attention to him than Saya. Thankfully, by the time they reached adulthood, deep inside he still kinda admires his big brother in his own way, that is.
  • Big "SHUT UP!": Says this when resisting Yukianesa, even to the point of saying it at least three times in a row.
  • Big Damn Heroes:
    • When he saves Makoto from Hazama by parrying his attack, freezing him solid, and then carrying Makoto off to safety. All this while he is still afflicted with heavy injuries.
    • When Luna and Sena are about to disappear he appears and uses the Power of Order to stabilize their existences.
  • Big, Screwed-Up Family: Even after being adopted. His adopted siblings in the Kisaragi Family hate and distrust him because of their jealousy towards his accomplishments.
  • Bishōnen: Being Ky's Spiritual Successor, this must be a requirement.
  • Blade Spam: His Sekkajin special.
  • Blood Knight: Only around Ragna though. He gets more than a little happy at the thought of fighting him.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Downplayed; he wears blue, is hailed as "Hero of Ikaruga" and becomes more heroic after his Character Development. Doesn't mean he has to be nice, though.
  • Brainwashed: It's revealed that Terumi is the one who possessed him when he burned down the church and cut Ragna's arm off.
  • Bright Is Not Good: As a contrast to Ragna's Dark Is Not Evil nature, Jin dresses in bright colors, has blond hair, is celebrated as the "Hero of Ikaruga", and is a Bishōnen. He's also an enormous jerk. This is inverted later by his Heel–Face Turn, where he doesn't become a straight example of Light Is Good, but is probably getting there.
  • Broken Ace: Jin has the looks and achievements that most men would be jealous of, but he doesn't really care about any of it. He was treated with jealousy after being named the Kisaragi heir and none of them really cared about him as a person, but just as someone who could help further their own status. Not to mention he's implied (in the side stories) to have faced numerous assassination attempts. As a result, he grew up to be aloof and extremely nihilistic.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: His reaction to Bang's one-sided vendetta. Though its more because he can't remember the events due to Terumi eating his memories.
  • But Not Too Foreign: As shown in CF, he, Saya/Noel, and Ragna are the children of the 5th Prime Field Device, who is implied to be based off of Saya Terumi, who is Japanese. This also applies to Lambda-11, Mu-12, and Nu-13.
  • Button Mashing: Sekkajin (mash C) in Calamity Trigger and Continuum Shift. In a subversion, merely button mashing won't make the move actually be one of Jin's combo option, there is a time frame where Jin can stop and leaving the enemy vulnerable while floating a bit, for combo options. The input was changed in Chrono Phantasma to remove this though, being replaced with a simple Down-Down-C input.
  • Byronic Hero: Jin is extremely attractive, calm, intelligent, a Chick Magnet, and is considered a Hero by many for ending the Ikaruga Civil War. But, is very much deeply troubled inside because of his Dark and Troubled Past and the fact that he is a Sociopathic Hero who will not hesitate to hurt anyone who stands in his way.
  • Cain and Abel: With Ragna. Due to complicated reasons, he always has the urge to try to kill him whenever they get close to each other. Even after becoming more sane in the end of CS, this doesn't change.
  • The Cape: In contrast to Ragna's cowl, though a rather dark one.
  • Catch-Phrase: "You are...MY ENEMY!" When facing those who threaten the world and trigger the Power of Order.
  • Celibate Hero: Despite how obviously he cares about Tsubaki, he doesn't really express any actual romantic attraction towards her, or any other woman for that matter. Although this is somewhat justified, considering what the hell is currently going on, it's not really the best time to be acting on your feelings when there are more important things at stake. Though his other self Hakumen did have feelings for Tsubaki.
  • Character Development: Like his brother Ragna, Jin has also done a lot of growing through the series. Originally concerned only with his selfish desire to kill Ragna and caring less about the world around him, he eventually began to embrace his destiny as the keeper of order in the world and fights to restore it to its natural state. By the end of Continuum Shift, after finally managing to resist Yukianesa's influence, he is significantly more mellow. Even Jubei comments that he "sure has grown." Even more in Central Fiction where he pretty much gets over his brother complex with Izanami inheriting it, with Jin outright coldly declaring to kill Ragna instead of his usual yandere-shtick.
  • The Charmer: Despite having some sociopathic qualities, Jin is extremely charismatic whenever he is in a pleasant mood. These traits are most likely the reason why he was voted as Student Council President (twice, in fact) in his Academy days and is highly-admired by people around him (those who don't know about his hidden issues). Thankfully, he doesn't use this quality of his to maliciously manipulate people and mess with their heads.
  • Chekhov's Lecture: When he first meets Jubei in the second game, the latter tells him about the Power of Order, but Jin dismisses him. Then after Valkenhayn's little "treatment" on him and his botched fight with Ragna, he starts to realize what the Power of Order is.
  • The Chessmaster: It isn't shown very blatantly, but he does a very amazing plan to save Tsubaki (even if it means that he dies in the process). First, he plans to weaken her by sending in Makoto to fight with her because of her higher physical combat abilities. Then send Noel in to Observe the Izayoi's true form, then ordered her to back out immediately after that (because now Izayoi can use the Immortal Breaker and can one-shot kill Noel, if given the chance). In the end, he steps in
to tank the Immortal Breaker hoping to finally snap her out of her brainwashing. It worked wonderfully well, thanks to Jin's Power of Order in which Death cannot be implanted on his mind.
  • Chick Magnet: His looks have not gone unnoticed. Obviously there's Tsubaki, Makoto calls him hot in their days at the Military Academy, and one chapter of Remix Heart had him be declared Izanaginote  with many female students vying for the Izanaminote  title to be closer to him.
  • Child Prodigy: Despite being adopted into a noble and prestigious family with many "siblings", Jin has been appointed the first in-line to inherit the House of the Kisaragi Family because of his outstanding talents. He's earned every one of his accolades, including a promotion to major due to his accomplishments in the war against the nation of Ikaruga.
  • Childhood Friends: With Tsubaki. They first meet together during a monthly meeting between the leaders of the Duodecim in their younger years, and they became close friends ever since.
  • Clothing Combat: His midair B attack is him spinning around, smacking his foe with his loose sleeves.
  • Combination Attack: In the climax of CP, he and Hakumen use their Yukikaze to cut down the Monolith.
  • The Comically Serious: Graduates to this as the series goes on as his mostly unflappable attitude contrasts greatly with everyone else's extroverted personalities.
  • Cool Big Bro: In Jin's Military Academy Days, he behaves like this towards his group with Tsubaki, Noel, Makoto and Carl.
  • Cool Sword: Literally. His Mucro Algesco: Yukianesa is a katana with a blade made of pure ice, with a hilt that compresses it to keep it cool.
  • Counter Attack: Kokuujin: Yukikaze/Empty Sky Form: Winter's Riposte (Empty Air Blade: Snowy Wind) from Continuum Shift onward. Not surprising it shares its name with Hakumen's.
  • Creepy Cool Crosses: Jin has these on his boots, which he shares with the rest of the NOL crew. The metallic clasps on his clothing are shaped like these as well.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Going for Bang's Bad Ending in CS? Just don't expect Jin to put up much of a fight, being unable to use C or D-attacks and specials.
    • Flip-flopped for his fight with a brainwashed Tsubaki in CS. He starts at a disadvantage because Yukianesa won't respond to his commands, but when he forcibly activates it, Tsubaki is on the receiving end.
  • Cursed with Awesome: Jin is a wielder of the "Power of Order", and deemed as the "World's Antibody." Yet because of this, he has been subjected as an Unwitting Pawn by Hazama particularly in the Ikaruga Civil War where he killed Tenjo. Also, take note that Jin is not even aware of this power until recently. Sure, he was a hero after the war, but Bang claimed he was a murderer.
  • Cryonics Failure: His ice powers all enable this, with his Astral being the clearest example thereof.
  • Damn You, Muscle Memory!: Jin in CP has A LOT of his movement either omitted or having different inputs and/or properties compared to the previous iterations (like Sekkajin no longer being a Button Mashing move, or the infamous Ice Car just hitting once instead twice (you have to press another button to initiate the SECOND attack) and only has TWO variants including the Heat-cost attack and can't be done airborne...)
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Just as much as Ragna. We get to see a tender-juicy view of his life after the church incident and adoption by the Kisaragi family, and it's not very pleasant.
  • Dating Catwoman: Jin still has feelings for Tsubaki, even after she has undergone a brainwashing-induced Face–Heel Turn. Of course, turning her good is part of his mission in the third game.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Just like Rachel. But even more extreme.
    • Tsubaki in shock of Jin's defection from the Library
    Tsubaki: "I can't believe someone as loyal as you would... Would defect. Why?"
    Jin: "Why? You know how to ask the most important question, don't you? Well Tsubaki, allow me to enlighten you. I did it because those were my orders. Is that not what a soldier is supposed to do?"
    • Bang giving some lecture to an injured Jin inside Ronin-Gai
    Bang: "However, a true warrior, will never leave an injured man to die."
    Jin: "Your idiocy is truly astounding. There is only one goal in war, and that is victory."
    • Jin walking with Makoto in Ronin-Gai
    Makoto: "Wow, look at them go! It's so peaceful."
    Jin: "Noisy would be much more accurate."
    Makoto: "Do you always have to be so cynical?"
  • De-Power: He's unable to use Yukianesa after Valkenhayn's little "treatment" for him in his CS story mode. What Valkenhayn did was suppressing Yukianesa's influence on him, making him unable to use it; this is so that he can learn to force Yukianesa to work using his Power of Order.
  • Deal with the Devil: Played with. Sometime before Central Fiction arcade Act 1 and the main story mode's prologue, Trinity makes him a new, temporary body for him to survive the near fatal wounds he received from the berserk Ragna at the end of Chrono Phantasma and to move around again. In exchange he lets her use Yukianesa as a vessel after she was separated from Muchorin, and to carry her to Platinum and Jubei. Jin directly calls the situation an example of this trope by name, which Trinity isn't happy about since she's entirely benevolent. Although she does tell him that he won't be able to ever wield a sword or use Ars Magus anymore once he's used up his body's strength, and she also says that the whole deal sounds not exactly fair and apologizes for it (but Jin accepted anyways).
  • Determinator:
    • In Continuum Shift, Jin is the walking wounded courtesy of Ragna, yet he protects Makoto from Hazama, receiving further injuries, holds his own against Unlimited Rachel despite barely being able to move, receives an extremely painful healing treatment from Valkenhayn that not even Jubei would be able to handle, then gets beaten by Ragna while he's unable to use his sword (though Ragna held back), proceeds to get into a fun little love tiff with Tsubaki (read: she's trying to kill him), fights well enough to scare Hazama into a retreat, fights the incredibly powerful magic user Phantom - who can take out Rachel without sweating - off-screen and apparently wins, and since that's not nearly enough, he tells Hakumen to go away so he can challenge Mu all by himself. Clearly, he's switched one form of insanity for another.
    • If Hazama loses to Jin in his Story Path, it's revealed that this is actually a superpower for Jin. According to Kokonoe, the Power of Order gives him such extreme Heroic Willpower that he can "deflect phenomena intervention through sheer force of will."
  • Deuteragonist: The other big part of the story, aside from Ragna's growth, focuses on him becoming a true hero.
  • Dismotivation: The Wheel of Fortune reveals that he often neglects reading important documents that come his way, skips meetings and disappears without notice. See Kicked Upstairs below for why.
  • The Dreaded: Up there high in the food chain as one of the most powerful characters in the series and only topped by a few characters. There's a perfectly good reason why he is hailed as a Hero and the secondary male protagonist of the whole series.
  • Emotion Control: It is heavily implied that the more Jin is in control of his emotions, the stronger he gets. That is how he unlocked his Power of Order.
  • Escaped from the Lab: He, along with his siblings, was rescued from an unknown lab by Jubei and then was brought to Celica's custody.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Nago really wants to take him home.
    • Amane is also interested in recruiting him to his traveling troupe. To the point of even telling him to leave the NOL (even though Jin already defected, by this point). Jin's reaction was just being literally creeped out at the way he stares at him.
    Jin: "Who the hell are you? Quit staring at me like that, you're giving me the creeps."
  • Everyone Has Standards: In Act 2 of Central Fiction's Arcade mode, Jin shows there are some lines even he won't cross. Namely, he is vehemently against Hakumen's plan to use Tsubaki and the Izayoi to eliminate Noel and restore the world to normal, because he knows Tsubaki couldn't bear the burden to do it to a friend of hers, and more so against his A Million Is a Statistic attitude claiming there's no point in saving a world where you have to sacrifice the people in it. It's a true testament to his Character Development given how he's never displayed such an attitude before. Especially ironic given who Hakumen is.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: In his story route in Continuum Shift, he cannot fathom why Bang would not take the opportunity to kill him in his weakened state, and even show him hospitality. Keep in mind that Jin was the one responsible for bringing Bang's home country of Ikaruga to ruin, and even slayed his master in front of his eyes.
  • Evil Is Deathly Cold: At least until Character Development kicked in.
  • Evil Vegetarian: He doesn't like meat dishes. Even after Character Development, he retains his dislike towards meat dishes. It is referenced in one Help Me, Miss Litchi segment and for one of Chronophantasma's joke endings; in the former, Noel and Hazama comment on wanting to catch Jin actually eating a meat bun at some point (Jin was about to eat one before getting attacked and dragged by Tao). In the latter, Jin expresses himself that he is unable to eat meat for certain yet-unexplained reasons.
  • Evil Weapon: Before he subjugates it, Yukianesa would inflict fits of madness upon Jin in order for him to do its bidding. That "bidding" being killing the Black Beast, as that's what Nox Nyctores like Yukianesa are created to do; the weapon also believed that Ragna is kind of like the Black Beast (which isn't wrong in a way), which explains Jin's murderous intent towards his brother whenever he wields it.
  • EX Special Attack: His Drive enhances his special attacks to freeze his opponents at the cost of 25% of his Heat.
  • Face Palm: He does this when he loses due to Time Up.
  • Fallen Hero: Thankfully Character Development help makes this a reconstructed trope and he heads down the path towards being a true (if unpleasant) hero.
  • Fatal Flaw: Both his arrogance and obsession with Ragna have costed him greatly and were the primary causes of starting his path towards becoming Hakumen. Fortunately, he learns his lesson sooner than Hakumen, which allows him to save Tsubaki from herself and start down the path towards making a difference in the Crapsack World.
  • Force and Finesse: He strikes with elegant sword strikes and skillful use of his ice powers, in contrast to Ragna who's more of a reckless brawler with his Soul Eater powers backing it up. This also contrasts him with Hakumen. Jin is again the finesse, while Hakumen has more raw power and relies on his defenses.
  • Foreshadowing: He's mentioned to have high Ars Magus aptitude. CF reveals that he was the one of the children of the 5th Prime Field Device, who has a special ability of infinitely amplifying seithr around her; suffice to say said ability is passed down to him.
  • Future Me Scares Me: With Japanese voices switched on, Jin is audibly freaking out at the start of a match against Hakumen. Continuum Shift takes this up a step further when Hakumen faces Jin in his Arcade Mode path.
  • Fragile Speedster: Averted. Jin is definitely one of the fastest characters in the game, but he also has average health as well as defense, and his damage output is the same as Ragna's (who is a Glass Cannon). Jin can outright become a Lightning Bruiser on a skilled player's hands.
  • Giggling Villain: When around Ragna. The now legendary "Help me, Professor Kokonoe!" episode had him let out such a high pitched giggle (followed by an even higher pitched "Nii-san~") that it's barely recognizable as the same person.
  • The Glasses Come Off: He got rid of the glasses after his Academy days.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Starting from CS he starts becoming good and keeps mellowing gradually after that, but he still has his issues in dealing with his potential allies, especially Noel.
  • Green Eyes: Notably the only member of his family to still have his natural eye color. Also signifies his unusually high Armagus aptitude and his jealousy for Ragna.
  • Guest Fighter: In Lost Saga.
  • Hair Flip: In one of his win pose.
  • Handicapped Badass: He starts off as being halfway recovered from his injuries in his CS story, but as he faces other characters - even Unlimited ones! - he still manages to hold his own.
    • In CF, Izayoi notes that his injuries from CP (where he's got beaten to critical health by berserk Ragna) is still not fully healed yet, but he assures her that it's not a problem.
  • Harmless Freezing: The freezing properties of his weapon doesn't really hurt, what hurts is the actual attack that gives the effect. Averted in his Astral Heat, however, in that he KO's the opponent by cranking up his freezing Up to Eleven.
  • Hate at First Sight: Hates Noel with a passion, even though they spend most of the story as (supposed) allies. Because he recognizes her as a clone of Saya. This is also shown in Remix Heart where he gives a mean look towards Noel the first time they meet each other. Though the third game makes him less hostile towards Noel. Keyword being less. He still insults and demeans her every chance he gets, but he no longer expresses a desire to murder her for the slightest infraction. As of Central Fiction he found out that Noel is the "cause" of the distortion in the Embryo because she's the superior Entitled and thus he's got a reason to try to kill her this time, this was something that never made it into the story mode proper however.
  • Healing Hands: In The Wheel of Fortune drama CD, it was revealed that Jin can use healing ars. Which he tries to use on Tsubaki after her Heroic Sacrifice. Sadly, he couldn't use it properly at that time due to his mind's state of panic.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: he was a Face as a kid, but turned into Heel when Terumi possessed him. As years go by, he's a Face, but turned into a Heel in the aftermath of the Ikaruga War. After the events of CS, he's Face once again.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: Being the Hero of Ikaruga and the Deuteragonist of the game, he also wields swords. In this case, a Katana named Yukianesa, which contrasts with Ragna's bulky BFS.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: With Tsubaki as his Implied Love Interest and Morality Pet.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Despite being a model student and later hailed as a war hero, he sees little value in them, and is more obsessed in fighting Ragna. Justified in that he knows that his family treats him more like a tool and are envious of him, and he dislikes being called a "hero" after what he saw in the Ikaruga War.
    Jin: A hero who is nominated by people is not a true hero.
  • Heroic Willpower: Basically what The Power of Order is. If Jin is determined enough, he can basically shrug off all of the time travel foolery going on and even shrug off a weapon designed to kill immortals.
  • The Hero's Journey: His story arc starting from Calamity Trigger all the way up to Central Fiction is basically him bulldozing through all manner of bullshittery in a Crapsack World in order to become a true hero.
  • He's Got Legs: And he's wearing tight tights. Goddamnit, Jin...
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: Jin really doesn't like to show people (barring Tsubaki) his kinder side. One notable example is in Chronophantasma when after Arakune attacks Noel in her room, he shows up after all of the commotion is over and out of anyone's sight. He's caught in the act and tries to play it off as I Was Just Passing Through of course.
    • In Chrono Phantasma EXTEND's version of Remix Heart, he also seemed to care about Mai and Kajun enough to save and protect them from a hostile security system of one of the NOL Military Academy's buildings. When he then issues the team a punishment on cleaning the dorm's rooms after the holiday ends (because they aren't supposed to enter the building), he also includes himself in the punishment because he claims that he also sneaks into the building; Mai suspects that he's just being nice while masking it.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: In Bang's Story Mode, one path has Yukianesa freeze him.
  • Homoerotic Subtext: While he's straight (especially for Tsubaki), the developers evidently have too much fun making jokes out of his creepy obsession for killing Ragna, turning it into this, particularly in gag reels.
  • Human Popsicle: His Drive moves, D versions of his specials, and some of his Distortion Drives can freeze the opponent solid, leaving them open to attacks.
  • Hurting Hero: Oh, so very much! He is definitely the most famous Hero in the world of BlazBlue. But, he does not see himself that way since he is manipulated by a lot of people for all his life (thanks a lot, Terumi). No wonder he grew up to be an adult with a lot issues.
  • I Have Many Names: Well, not that many, but he does have some notable one's like, "The Anti-Body", "The False Hero", "The End Bringer", but the most notable is "The Hero of Ikaruga" or just plain "(Mr.)Hero."
  • Iaijutsu Practitioner: His primary style of fighting.
  • Ice King: So much so that he is regarded as "The Ice Prince" in the fandom.
  • An Ice Person: His sword can let him manipulate ice to attack his opponents and freeze them.
  • Improbable Age: He successfully ended the Ikaruga Civil War and was promoted to Major shortly after graduating from the Academy, which would put him in his late teens at the time.
  • Improbable Weapon: The long sleeves on the sides of his clothing can apparently increase in size and can be used to put on a world of hurt against opponents.
  • Incest Subtext: The Gag reels just make it straight up text, with Ragna. His theme isn't titled "Lust SIN" for nothing.
  • Ineffectual Loner: According to his Material Collection Information, one of the things he likes is even "Being left alone". True to form, he realizes that there are some things he can't accomplish by himself and willingly works with others as the series goes on.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Jinny the Kisaragi"note  or simply "Jinny", which is hilariously made up by Tsubaki in their childhood days. Apparently, Jin doesn't like it and he scolded her for it.
    • In the original Japanese, Tsubaki instead calls him "nii-sama", a respectful word for one's brother which she continues to use as they get older. Jin doesn't seem to find it quite so embarrassing (at least if she does it out of formal occasions), even though they're not actually related.
    • In Remix Heart, one of the members of his student council, Taro calls him "Jinjin." Kagura (Taro's relative) later mocks Jin with it.
  • Irony: His Nox Nyctores - Yukianesa is clearly a weapon that continuously puts a strain on his mind. Also, it is given to him by Saya — whom he pretty much despises. Yet, he clearly refuses to get rid of the said weapon and continues to use it.
    • Even more is two of his moves; in Japanese and English, they have a moon-naming motif along with his surname, and Jin himself despises the moon.
  • It Is Pronounced Tro Pay: Despite how it's pronounced in-game and in-series in the English dub, the actual pronunciation for his name would most likely be "Jeen" instead of "Jihn" due to it being a Japanese name in a technical sense.
  • It's Personal:
    • In CP, he agrees to join Kagura's group for his planned coup d'etat after Kagura promises that they can help him save Tsubaki.
    • In Variable Heart, he meets Meifang under Kagura's orders to capture/defeat her, but he's also personally mad at her because she once killed his comrades in the Ikaruga Civil War.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Jin's greatest attribute, he can be played reasonably well from anywhere on screen despite not excelling as well as other characters. Which is why is he good for beginners. Also being an expy to Ky this was inevitable.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite his aloofness and icy cold attitude, Jin is deep down, a caring young man towards those he doesn't hold any deeper feelings of resentment and after the second game, actively working for the betterment of the world. He sure as hell doesn't like to show it though. Lampshaded by Noel in Chronophantasma.
    Noel: I think maybe Major Kisaragi's changed a bit. He still says a lot of awful things, but I got the feeling he was concerned. I'm sure it's for Tsubaki, but still...
  • Jerkass: Jin is, in Layman's terms, a dick. He tolerates people at best, and is scathingly condescending at worst. It's implied that he wasn't quite an ass before the Ikaruga War, and as shown in Wheel of Fortune he, while still cold, is much nicer, especially towards Tsubaki. He's not devoid of any redeeming qualities though as seen in the above trope.
  • Keigo: In Remix Heart, he is shown to act and speak in a very formal manner in his academy days.
  • Kicked Upstairs: Prior to his desertion, Jin's life consisted of naught but meetings and mountains of paperwork. Jin makes no effort to hide his dissatisfaction with the monotony. Considering Hazama's manipulation of Jin during the Ikaruga Civil War for reasons unknown, his use of Jin as a roadblock for Ragna, and the likely implication that Jin's post was back at NOL Headquarters in the 1st Hierarchical City, the lack of action on Jin's part is a deliberate setup.
  • Kick the Dog: He hates Noel and never wastes an opportunity to insult and belittle her. In his CS joke ending, he calls her "trash", "garbage", and "compost" that can't do anything right. And it's hilarious. Although Chronophantasma makes him less hostile towards her.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: For Tsubaki, to the extent that he'd give his own life to help her and think nothing of it.
  • Knight In Sour Armor: Post-Character Development. He's still the same nihilistic jackass he's always been, but he's at least fighting for a righteous cause now.
  • The Lancer: Whenever him and Ragna team up, he tends to default to this role. Particularly in Chronophantasma and Central Fiction.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia:
    • There are pretty specific parts of history that he can't remember. Those being the circumstances of him wounding young Ragna and the tragedy at the church in general (he only remembered someone telling him to attack Ragna because "he's evil"), and also the circumstances of his part in Ikaruga War.
    • In CF, he also stated that his memories as the Power of Order has become altered, if not erased, during his fight with berserked Ragna. Noel pointed out that the Power of Order can't be easily be trumped like that, but then he says that something unusual likely from within Ragna must've happened.
  • Laughing Mad: Does this excessively around Ragna and anyone close to Ragna, to extreme lengths.
  • The Leader: During his academy days, he's this towards Noel, Makoto, and Tsubaki, as well as being the Student Council President. Hell, in Chronophantasma, he is this to Noel and Makoto in their plan to save Tsubaki together.
  • Lean and Mean: He's got a tall, slim build and is an asshole, though the latter is toned down over time.
  • Leitmotif: "Lust SIN", depicting his cold as ice attitude as well as his obsession with killing Ragna. The Chronophantasma remix, "Lust SIN II", however gives it far more heroic feeling, which describes how Jin has grown from his old days.
  • Limited Wardrobe: In Chronophantasma, despite no longer part of the NOL, he still wears his uniform. Word of God states that it's because he just doesn't give a damn about it.
  • Living Macguffin: In Remix Heart, it is stated by Shiori that countless number of assassins outside of the Kirihito family have been sent to dispose of Jin before, but all of them failed due to the constant interference of Taro. What exactly is the reason for their vendetta against Jin is currently unknown.
  • Lust: His musical theme, "Lust SIN".
  • Made of Iron: He can take a surprising amount of punishment, especially considering unlike his brother or Noel, he has no supernatural enhancements whatsoever (at least, none that directly affects his body).
  • Magic Knight: He's both an excellent swordsman and an adept ars magus user, which reflects in his Jack-of-All-Stats playstyle.
  • Majorly Awesome: His rank is "Major" in the NOL, and he got it at such a young age for being such a badass. He lost this rank after he defected. Still a badass, though.
  • McNinja: Or rather McSamurai. He's a British, yet is skilled in Battoujutsu, a Japanese style of swordsmanship.
  • The Mean, Evil Brit: Was born in England, according to Word of God, and therefore fits both of these tropes perfectly. Not that you'd know from the game, especially since David Vincent doesn't use the accent.
  • Manly Tears: He cries while embracing Ragna when he realises that his brother is about to cease to exist.
  • Meaningful Name: Jin's name means "blade." His little sister Saya's name means "sheath." Think about this for a second.
    • While his love interest Tsubaki's name is Japanese for "camellia," the tsuba is the sword guard at the hilt of a Japanese blade. Maybe unintentional, maybe not.
    • This also extends to his sword. "Yukianesa" ("Snow Woman") is more popularly known as the infamous "Yuki Onna" in Japanese folklore: a pale-skinned woman with inhuman beauty that appears on snowy nights. In some accounts, she is depicted as a Succubus or something akin to a Vampire who drains/absorbs the "life force" of her victims. She is described as beautiful and serene, yet ruthless in killing anyone who is unfortunate enough to be in her presence. Now think about the effect the sword has had on Jin's psyche throughout the series.
  • Mercy Kill: Supposedly the reason for his obsession with killing Ragna, as noted by his dialogue in Hakumen's route in Continuum Shift:
    Jin: "My brother is suffering in his own private hell. It is for that reason that I intend to kill him, to end his pain forever. To save him from the insanity of this world."
    • Given Chronophantasma's True Ending, he may have to actually do it next time.
    • As of Central Fiction, his win quote to Izanami implies that he feels he has to do this to Saya, telling her remorsefully to "go to sleep".
  • Mood-Swinger: Jin's mood tends to change depending on who he interacts with. Normally he's aloof and taciturn, but around Ragna he's a hell of a lot more emotive and fight happy, around Noel he's even more of a Jerkass than normal, and around Tsubaki he's somewhat more open with her.
  • Morality Pet: His relationship with Tsubaki is one of his very few redeeming qualities as she's the only one he treats with any sort of kindness and warmth. He also doesn't seem to mind Makoto that much and cares enough about her to defend her from Hazama when he tried to kill her.
    • Kick the Morality Pet: He does this in the Wheel of Fortune timeline where he dismisses Tsubaki as his attention is shifted towards Ragna. He later paid for it in kind (thanks to Nu) and, as Hakumen, regretted it ever since. Jarringly enough, he also does this to Tsubaki in the anime during their confrontation (in the game he's still feeling sorry even after beating a brainwashed Tsubaki and is determined to save her).
  • Morph Weapon: Hihiirokane transforms from a cube-like shape into a katana.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Let's see here. Feminine looks? Check. Sexy body build? Check. Brooding? Check. Is a Tsundere? Check. Large population of real-world fangirls? Hoo boy, big check.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: As detailed in a flashback, Jin concluded that the best way for him to get Ragna to pay more attention to him than Saya was to kill Ragna.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: With someone named "Blade", he sure is going to be dangerous.
  • Never Live It Down: Probably an in-universe example. When it comes to joke ends or extra stuffs, ASW just made sure you never forget that Jin is "that psychotically brother-obsessed jackass", no matter what kind of development he had over the canon story.
  • No-Sell: His Power of Order renders him immune to any kind of phenomenon intervention. This comes in handy when Izayoi, in a trance, applies Immortal Breaker on him; he survives it aside from minor wounds, much to her surprise and delight.
  • Not Good with People: By his own admission, one of his dislikes is even listed as just "talking to people"
  • Not in This for Your Revolution: He claimed that he didn't join Kagura in CP for his planned coup d'etat, but merely as a means to bait Tsubaki. Even after Tsubaki is saved however, he still continues to assist in Kagura's plan despite not having much of an incentive.
  • Not Worth Killing: After he handily beats Ragna (due to his handicap) in Chronohpantasma, he tells him this and just settles for rubbing it (and his boot) in his face.
    • Inexplicably, he also coldly says this to Tsubaki after defeating her in the anime, leaving her on the ground and leading to her almost committing suicide (as opposed to Phantom teleporting her away while Jin wonders if he can save her like the game).
  • Oblivious to Love: In the Drama CD The Wheel of Fortune, he may be this or may be pretending to be oblivious. Even Ragna notices that Tsubaki has a crush on Jin the moment he meets Tsubaki. Ironically, his birthday is in Valentine's Day.
  • One-Man Army: He took down the Ikaruga Federation all by himself. In only two days.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Pretty much says this word for word to Ragna, despite being in an insane, homoerotic manner. He also won't let anyone to do it before him.
    Jin: Brother, how many times do I have to tell you? I'M the only one that's allowed to kill you. GOT IT!?!?
    • In CF, even if Izayoi is also going to kill Ragna and he isn't fully healthy yet, Jin still doesn't want her to do it.
  • Only Sane Man: In his Military Academy days, when everything was good and proper, he is literally this. He is most frequently seen scolding Noel, Makoto, or his roommates whenever they do something improper to his eyes.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: It's no secret that he's completely nuts about killing Ragna, so when he stops being his Blood Knight self around him you know something is seriously up. In Central Fiction, Jin drops all of his quirks in matches featuring Ragna, and even refers to him as "Dark One", not unlike Hakumen. On a minor note, his voice also becomes deeper and slightly more gruff for some reason, almost the same as Hakumen (without the enhanced sound effects). Considering the ending of CP it seems that this was Jin's wake up call.
  • Order Versus Chaos: As stated above in Ragna's folder, this is partly the reason for their rivalry. Being the wielder of "The Power of Order" it should be obvious which side of the conflict he's on. Naturally, this also extends to Hakumen.
  • Overranked Soldier: Played straight and subverted.
    • During Calamity Trigger and Continuum Shift, Jin was a Major due to killing Lord Tenjo and bringing the Ikaruga Civil War to a quick end. While a loose cannon throughout, he ended up defecting full-time after Continuum Shift. Terumi used Jin to hasten the war's conclusion to try to close the net on Rettenjou, but it slipped away, and Jin was quickly promoted to a desk job as a figurehead hero to keep from rediscovering the power of order and using it against him. He invariably did, thanks to intervention by Jubei, Rachel, Valkenhayn, Hakumen, and Ragna — in that order.
    • During Wheel of Fortune and Slight Hope, Tenjo died due to being caught in a shockwave of a nearby explosion, and Jin had to earn his Major rank the hard way. The resulting PTSD did nothing to help ease his brother issues.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Lampshaded by Litchi in her win quote against him in her Arcade Mode in Calamity Trigger.
    Litchi: "I think you'd be a lot more popular if you tried smiling a little more. Hmm... Then again, some people might be into that 'as cold as ice' personality..."
  • Pet the Dog:
    • Even present-day Jin cares a great deal about Tsubaki. When faced with her either becoming possessed or corrupted by Terumi's influence, he immediately sets out to save her.
    • He seems rather friendly to Makoto (if a bit snarky at times), and saved her from Hazama.
    • He is also apologetic to the female officer that he hits to escape the hospital at the beginning of CS.
    • In the Drama CD The Wheel of Fortune. it was shown that when they were kids, he is rather affectionate to Saya before she became sickly.
    • In his Military Academy days, he has this moment with Noel when he gave her back the paper that was blown away from her, despite the hallucination of her resemblance to Saya.
    • In CP, he decides to spare Ragna after finding out that he isn't at his best (in his own special way of course). He can also hold off his obsession towards his brother when there are more pressing matters at hand, which is a lot considering what happens in later games.
    • In Chronophantasma's True Ending, he shows rather noticeable concern for Kagura when Izanami strikes him down and later urges Noel to run away with Celica when Ragna's Azure Grimoire is going out of control.
    • In Chrono Phantasma EXTEND's version of Remix Heart, he protected Mai and Kajun from danger when one of the NOL Military Academy building's security system went haywire.
    • In Central Fiction, he shows no objection in joining Ragna to save Noel/Saya from Terumi/Susanoo. Later on, when Ragna attempts to strike down Noel in his attempt to erase himself from her memories, Jin quickly comes to her defense.
  • Post-Final Boss: After Ragna kills Terumi for good, he battles his siblings one last time before he erases himself from the world; Ragna vs Jin is the absolute final battle of Central Fiction and the series as a whole.
  • Power Gives You Wings: His ice powers manifests in white angel wings, during his win poses.
  • Power Limiter: Due to Yukianesa's influence on him, he isn't able to use his Power of Order to its full extent. By the end of Continuum Shift, this is fixed and he is the only one so far to actually make Terumi flee.
    • Power Incontinence: At first, for his Power of Order. May definitely be subverted later on as Jubei is currently training Jin to utilize his full powers.
  • Princely Young Man: He's the heir of a noble family and as such he's this. He acts rather cold and aloof towards everyone except Tsubaki (when not outright being a jerk) and he's also a honor student who's the Student Council President twice and renowned for his talent and charisma.
  • Privileged Rival: He grows up as a member of one of the NOL's duodecim families, which means he received the best education and training to one day serve in the praetorian guard. Contrast with Ragna's much humbler upbringing by Jubei in the woods.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Whenever he's around Ragna, his mental state seems to regress to this.
  • Psychotic Smirk: When being around Ragna and being controlled by Yukianesa.
    • Slasher Smile: Especially apparent in the anime, he lets out this when his fight with Ragna becomes more intense.
  • Puppet King: Or rather Puppet Hero. He was revered as a hero for ending the Ikaruga Civil War, though the war itself was completely shady business involving the NOL with a lot of things happening behind the scenes to the point that Hazama had to take away Jin's memories when he seem to be catching on. Jin himself was sent in to test the potential of "The Power of Order", and his "victory" over Tenjo was used to show the NOL's authority and to establish a stricter rule by the NOL.
  • Purely Aesthetic Glasses: He wore glasses in his Academy days (and looked damn good in them), but they're never seen or mentioned afterwards.
  • Reality Warper: The "Power of Order" is this, in a sense. Jin can basically tamper with fate and counter any of its interventions if his will is strong enough.
  • Rage Against the Heavens: In CF he decides to kill Noel and the Master Unit since he sees them as an evil that defies the order of the world and desires to create a world without gods.
  • Red Baron: He is the "The Anti-Body" and "The Endbringer."
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue Oni to Ragna’s Red Oni. Continuum Shift started to give him a few red traits, though.
  • Reformed, but Not Tamed: After being freed of Yukianesa's control, he becomes a better person, but he doesn't stop being a jerk.
  • Reverse Grip: Also uses it on many of his attacks, such as his 5C and 6C normals.
  • Ripple Effect-Proof Memory: In Central Fiction, due to his Power of Order, he is unaffected by the memory altering properties of the Embryo and therefore knows exactly what's going on. Namely, he recognizes that he used to be a Major while his rank in the Embryo is a Captain.
  • The Rival: Somewhat Deconstructed. Jin is obsessed with defeating Ragna, to the absolute exclusion of everyone and everything around him. This makes him easily manipulated by the likes of Hazama, who uses him as an obstacle to keep Ragna at bay. Hakumen even calls him out on this in the former's True Ending path in Continuum Shift. Which makes sense because he used to be Jin in the Wheel of Fortune timeline and his obsession costed Tsubaki her life, something which still haunts him. It takes him three whole games before he sets his priorities straight and decides to help save the world before settling things with Ragna.
  • Saving the World: His supposed duty as the world's "Antibody". His purpose is to destroy anything that threatens the world's stability. Which is likely the reason for his psychosis, and why he is so hostile towards any anomalies like Ragna (the Black Beast) and Noel (Murakumo Units), although he technically has his own personal reasons for hating them as well. In Remix Heart, he also gets to be hostile towards Mai because she acquired a little Azure powers from an artifact and, as he senses it, it reminds him of Ragna (though he only acted on it due to Yukianesa's influence; later without the weapon he'll only feel uneasy around her).
  • Screw Destiny: Jin absolutely despises the very concept of fate, believing it to be just another lie, and adamantly refuses to be a puppet of anyone or anything who would dare attempt to sway him. Central Fiction takes this to its logical conclusion: Jin's ultimate desire is a world without a god.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!
    • He abandoned his post and disobeyed orders from the Librarium to go after Ragna in the Calamity Trigger. Come Continuum Shift, take a look at what the Librarium turned out to be. The whole situation is muddied by his fanatical desire to be the one who gets to kill Ragna, though.
    • This can also be the case with his sword, Yukianesa. For all we know, Yukianesa is a Nox Nyctores and by BlazBlue rules, it gives mental burden to its user. The sword only wants Jin to kill anyone who stands in his way, but Jin usually screws the sword's orders and as what we found out, this is actually needed to unlock Jin's full power.
  • Selective Obliviousness: Lampshaded by Makoto in the drama CD. He is so sociopathic that he won't even raise an eyebrow when someone talk with him with chocolates all over his/her face. However, it's different if he cares about that someone. He still won't react, but he will at least tell you politely.
    • Also in "~Teach Me Miss Litchi~", where he doesn't even notice that Noel is wearing a bright orange maid dress until Litchi points him to it.
  • Shaping Your Attacks: His Drive attacks has him shaping his ice in various forms to attack his foe. Also his Hishouken (Ice Soaring Sword) special (where he throws ice daggers) and Hiyoku Getsumei DD (where he forms a bow and arrow made of ice).
  • Sheath Strike: He strikes with his sheath in a few of his moves.
  • Ship Tease: With Tsubaki. Lots and lots of it. Just for one: his birthday is in the Valentine Day (where, in Japan, girls give chocolates to the boys), while Tsubaki's is in White Day (where boys give a gift in return to the girls).
    • Even though it's a joke on the creators' behalf, let's not forget Ragna. Jin's "~Help Me, Professor Kokonoe!~" episode in BB:CS, his joke ending, Rachel's CS joke ending, Arakune's joke CS ending, and his general obsession with his dear nii-san make it possibly one of the most hinted at parings in the series (even if, as said, it's usually just for a joke).
    • Also with Makoto. He is rather caring towards her, almost to the point of his level of caring towards Tsubaki.
    Jin: "Lieutenant... Are you alright?""
    Makoto: "Y-yes! Thank you so much for saving me...!"
    Jin: "Your safety is all that... m-matters... ugh..."
  • Shotoclone: As an Expy of Ky, this was sort-of inevitable: he has a traditional projectile move, but unlike Ky's traditional Shoryuken-esque move Jin instead has two upward quick slashes as his anti-airs, with a similar command.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Has one with both of his siblings. A Chronophantasma gag reel has this played with Ragna to a much straighter extent; in an alternate universe with no fighting, Jin and Ragna are siblings who absolutely cannot stand each other - the former is a goody-two-shoes honor student while the latter is a slacker. Barring his Character Development shift in Central Fiction, this is one of the only few times Jin is not depicted with any sort of crazy and psychotic obsession over his brother and feels the need to kill him out of necessity.
  • Signature Move: Wouldn't be Jin without his Ice Car.
  • Silence, You Fool!: Towards Noel, when she thanked him for accepting her and Ragna's alliance near the end of Chronophantasma.
    Jin: You have no right to speak to me. Now, shut up, you trash.
    Noel: ...So mean.
  • Single-Stroke Battle: His Yukikaze DD, if you successfully counter an enemy's attack first. Also in CP, his Sekkajin can be followed up with this.
  • Skill Gate Characters: Much of Jin's infamous reputation comes from his "Icecar" move, which comes out very fast and hard to dodge, as well as allowing him to move fast through the air. Of course, spamming that move isn't the proper way to play him; he's still one of the better characters playstyle-wise, with moves suited for many situations, but not really broken.
  • Slide Attack: His infamous "icecar", Musou Senshozan (Fog Spear Tipped Crystal Slash) and its EX version Musou Tosshougeki (Fog Spear Thrusting Crystal Strike) is him sliding on an ice surfboard and crashing onto his foe.
  • Smug Snake: This is particularly true prior to Character Development. Jin gleefully treats everyone (especially Noel) around him as trash except for Tsubaki.
  • The Snark Knight: Downplayed; he's about as cynical as much as he's a snarker, but (as of CS' end) he refuses to just stand aside and be apathetic.
  • SNK Boss: Infinite-heat from story mode deserves a mention, because his infamous cheapness is made insanely worse by infinite freezing special moves.
  • Sociopathic Hero: Very much at his best, at least until Character Development kicked in.
  • Soul-Cutting Blade: It is stated that the ice created by Yukianesa destroys/absorbs life force. Gets another one in the form of Hihi'irokane in CF.
  • Split Personality: As a result of his sword influencing his actions in the first two games, Jin tends to fluctuate between calm, cool, and collected to a psychopath who's all to happy to cut things up whenever Ragna is around. He eventually grows out of the very latter as the games' stories progress.
  • The Spock: To Noel's Kirk and Ragna's McCoy, although he has some McCoy traits of his own, also serves as this to Tsubaki's Kirk and Makoto's McCoy.
  • Spread Shot: The D version of Hishoken/Ice Blade has him shooting multiple ice daggers in this fashion for the midair version. His Unlimited-only DD takes this Up to Eleven.
  • The Stoic: For most of the time he acts like one, but it gets thrown out of the window when he's around Ragna or Noel.
  • Story-Breaker Power: His "Power of Order" is literally this. Not only can he basically eliminate anything he wants if he wishes it enough, but he is also given Ripple Effect-Proof Memory from all of the time shenanigans, and can No-Sell a weapon that is meant to kill immortals. In case all of that wasn’t ridiculous enough, he can somehow stabilize Luna and Sena’s existence like an Observer would.
  • Straw Nihilist: Doesn't believe in community, and has no ideological or moral compass beyond himself. Rants sometimes about how meaningless the world and the order of the NOL is. By the end of his story in CS, he said he gave up on the world.
  • Student Council President: Jin is the Head of the Student Council of the Military Academy before he graduated.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Was this until he found out that the "Grim Reaper" is actually his older brother, Ragna. Then he quickly shifted to Tsundere territory.
  • Summon to Hand: A variant - In one of his Battle Intro, he's doing a Badass Arm-Fold, then a chunk of ice forms in front of him, from which he takes Yukianesa.
  • Super Speed: Hardly a surprise due to being a wielder of a Katana-type weapon. He can quickly draw his weapon out of it's scabbard to slash in less than a second. and if you look closely at his Sekkajin/Snow Flower Storm move, he even uses one of his feet - which you can't clearly see in-game due to how fast he executes each slash.
  • Sword Beam: One of his Distortion Drives, Touga Hyoujin (Freeze Fang Ice Blade), made of ice.
  • Sword Plant: Or more like magically sinking your sword into the ground. But, it emits a pillar of ice a few feet in front of him, not unlike Gin Ichimaru's Shinsou. His Astral also starts with this.
  • Take Up My Sword: After Ragna removes Terumi from the Susano'o Unit, Trinity inserts Jin into it, effectively inheriting it from his alternate self Hakumen for the final battle. It's only temporary though as Trinity forces him out of the Unit after Terumi is defeated and the Susano'o Unit is sealed in the depths of the Boundary.
  • Talking Weapon: Yukianesa is the only Nox Nyctores shown so far to be capable of talking to its user (Jin). Either telepathically or otherwise.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: Not really dark. But tall? Yes. Snarky? Double-yes.
  • A Taste of Power: In the very few scenes where Jin was able to fully utilize his powers, it's a spectacle. And if we go by what Hazama and Kokonoe said, that was just a taste of his true power.
  • Teen Genius: It is implied that he graduated out of the academy with high grades.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With Noel in Chronophantasma, twice. First when saving Tsubaki from the Imperator's control, and then taking down the Take-Mikazuchi. Also with Ragna in the case of the latter, Jin really isn't fond of working with either of them.
  • Tender Tears: In one of his endings in his Story Mode in Calamity Trigger and in Central Fiction before Ragna devours his and Noel's memories of him.
  • Theme Naming: Ice, snow, and anything relating to the cold.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Despite a Heel–Face Turn, he still is quite a jackass (amped Up to Eleven when it comes to Noel) and not exactly letting go of his Straw Nihilist and Smug Snake tendencies. He fared better than the other one, Kokonoe, since with Jubei at helm on training him, and his honest efforts to free Tsubaki, he could be losing his "Token Evil" status. In fact, his only "evil" record is now merely "Being mean to Noel", otherwise, he's just a cold, aloof jerk no worse than any other jerks (aside of Terumi, of course). By the third game he's relatively less hostile towards Ragna and Noel.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: Hakumen is himself from another timeline. He doesn't learn this until Chronophantasma he doesn't seem phased by the news, but from the way he talks it seems he'd begun to suspect it.
    Jin: As I thought...Crossing swords with you feels like looking into a mirror.
    Hakumen: When did you notice?
    Jin: Listening to your words and watching your actions it's hard not to.
  • Took a Level in Badass: After awakening to his Power of Order, he's become far more of a badass and a real thorn in the villain's side.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Tsubaki, Makoto, and even Noel noted that he was nicer before his involvement in Ikaruga War compared to his behavior post war, although they mistakenly blamed PTSD (it was actually because of a Laser-Guided Amnesia courtesy of Terumi).
  • Took a Level in Kindness: By Chronophantasma he mellows down a bit and while still not nice he's at least much less of a prick around Noel.
  • Tragic Keepsake: His Nox Nyctores: Yukianesa, which is given to him by Saya.
  • Trauma-Induced Amnesia: Implied during his childhood and after the Ikaruga War, Continuum Shift eventually reveals that this is actually a case of Laser-Guided Amnesia inflicted by Terumi, for both times. The former is confirmed in Centralfiction when Jin recounts that he can barely remember the events of the day at the Church, because Yukianesa drove him insane.
  • Troubled, but Cute: Oh yea, he's a Bishōnen but he's got issues. From Terumi eating his memories twice leaving him confused, being put in a noble family where he doesn't get much love from everyone, and having to fight the Ikaruga War just after he graduated from the Academy. He's gotten better, but he's still brooding and cold.
  • Tsundere:
    • Jin is very heavy on the Tsuntsun directed towards other people. His Deredere can only be seen when around Ragna or Tsubaki.
    • As if you don't know, Arc Systems Works recently released a Fan CD called: "BlazBlue Fan Disc Tsundere CD" starring Jin and Rachel; proving even more of Jin's Tsundere Complex.
  • Two Guys and a Girl: In covers and promotional ads, Ragna, Jin and Noel are always sided together as the series's main protagonists.
  • The Übermensch: He's apathetic towards how the world's going around him and goes by his own whims. Later he decides to be more active about it, trying to restore the balance of this world and turning it as he sees fit. He doesn't care what others think of him and will do anything necessary to achieve order and complete his goals, even if his closest ones are standing on his way. The Power of Order is pretty much a manifestation of it. Which makes him slowly and slowly becoming "another" Hakumen.
  • Unorthodox Sheathing: To a serious level of absurdness. Unlike Haohmaru, however, he catches the sword with its sheath vertically in mid-air and in the middle of a battle.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Hazama devoured Jin's memories of his childhood and told him about the Black Beast lurking inside of Ragna, so he can use their Sibling Rivalry to slow Ragna down. Hazama also made Jin go to the Ikaruga Civil War which lead to him becoming its "hero", and Hazama also ate Jin's memories again (of what exactly he did in the war) after the war.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Flashbacks in Central Fiction showed that Jin was very fond of Ragna and even compassionate. Pretty big far cry to the aloof, and antisocial person he'd become as an adult.
  • Villain Protagonist: Pre-Character Development. Though he was at worst an Axe-Crazy Jerkass rather than a true villain.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: In contrast to his brother's status, Jin is a famous hero in the world of BlazBlue for his actions in the war against Ikaruga. He's also a rather unpleasant person most of the time.
  • Well, Excuse Me, Princess!: His current relationship with Rachel. She makes no effort to hide her negative views on him, even if the guy does nothing in particular to displease her.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: When Tsubaki comes to apprehend him while she's wearing the Zero Squadron (Wings of Justice) getup, Jin asks if she knows what she's doing. Then he breaks it to her: In the Ikaruga Civil War, the Squadron disposed of many NOL soldiers that were potentially able to win the war (instead of Jin) after they're falsely condemned. He then asks Tsubaki if she's still following the NOL and Imperator's whims after knowing that.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He has a fear towards the moon that goes unexplained, as Ragna revealed in his CT story.
  • Why Won't You Die?: Says this in one of his Calamity Trigger Story Mode paths when Nu refuses to stay down.
  • "World of Cardboard" Speech: Delivered at the end of his Continuum Shift storyline, and a little heavy on the exclamation marks.
    "Give up? You have got to be joking. I've already given up on life... on the world. But I've decided to cast aside apathy and fight... not only against this so-called 'order,' but against the world! Tsubaki, if you insist on preserving this travesty you call order, then from now on, you are my enemy! I am the cold steel... the blade that will restore balance to this world! Nox Nyctores Yukianesa, activate!"
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: When Jin received Yukianesa as a child, he was driven insane by its influence and it drove him into a murderous frenzy toward Ragna for years until he gained the willpower to suppress it.
  • Worthy Opponent: In his own twisted way, he considers his brother Ragna this. Jin claims that killing Ragna wouldn't be fair if they didn't fight with equal levels of hatred, and constantly taunts him for holding back.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He will do this in self-defense in almost all cases. Much less provocation is required if the girl's name is Noel Vermillion although he seems to get over her. He will, however, regret it and apologize for it whenever he does, except for - again - Noel.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: His Central Fiction arcade quote against Platinum has him claim he won't waste his strength hurting a child. This is, however, zig-zagged, because beforehand, he actually has no qualms in freezing Carl's mouth and then leaving him to suffocate to death, even if this one is non-canon, it shows that if push comes to shove, Jin will have no qualms on hurting a child.
  • Yandere: A non-romantic example (not that the shippers care mind you), but he's pretty obsessed with Ragna and threatens anyone who might steal his chance at killing him. By Central Fiction however he subverts this trope by becoming more and more like Hakumen.
  • You Fool!: Says this to Noel in Chronophantasma when she disobeys his order to leave with Celica when Ragna's Azure Grimoire goes berserk, turning him into a resemblance of the black Beast.

    Noel Vermillion
The Eye of the Azure. Flat as a board.
Click to see her original outfit. 

  • Height: 157cm (5'1.8")
  • Weight: 48kg (105.8 lbs)
  • Blood type: A
  • Date of Birth: December 25, 2194
  • Birthplace: Switzerland (raised in)
  • Hobbies: Shopping via the Internet (so she does not have to meet people), writing poems (never shows them to anyone)
  • Values: Parents
  • Likes: Cute things
  • Dislikes: Insects, especially ones with lots of legs

"...still wanna fight?"

Voiced by: Kanako Kondo (Japanese) / Cristina Valenzuela, Laura Bailey (CS2, Arcade Mode) (English, Calamity Trigger-Chronophantasma)

A hapless Lieutenant in the NOL serving under Jin Kisaragi. She trained at the academy along with Jin, Tsubaki Yayoi, Makoto Nanaya, and Carl Clover. When Jin rushes off to hunt down Ragna without permission, Noel is assigned to stop him and bring him back to The Library. The guns she wields are the Arcus Diabolus: Bolverk, and are also a Nox Nyctores. She suffers from amnesia; over the course of the games, she discovers who she truly is, and the truth has changed her life ever since.

Her arcade playthroughs are named, in order of the game: Sleeping Beauty, The Pain and accept one's portion. Her story playthroughs are named, in the first 2 games: Lost child and Desperation.

Her drive ability, Chain Revolver, lets her perform a multitude of chain combos with her guns. Her Overdrive is Chain Quasar, which increases the speed of her Drive attacks.

In the fourth game, her Exceed Accel Zero-Gun: Sleipnir has her stun her opponent with a poke of her gun, then fires a Thor missile at them that launches her foe away. Then she transforms her gun into a giant railgun and fires a shot at the faraway opponent. If done in Active Flow, she does the Chamber Shot and Fenrir before the Thor missile, which leads to the railgun as well. Her Astral Finish, Valkyrie Veil, has her creating a magical seal around her opponent and shooting them repeatedly with her guns. She then detonates the seal from within by clashing the butts of the guns together. In CP, however, it is now a Counter Attack, and the animations where she shoots the opponent are done in an anime-style sequence as she creates a different seal from her old one. Otherwise, it is the same as before.

  • Accidental Truth: In ch. 10 of Remix Heart, when she and her group are separated from Mai, Noel says that they may find her again in the place where the Azure is. Later on, in ch. 11, they do find Mai in the place where the Azure is, although all of the parties involved have no idea that the Azure is so close to them until the next chapter.
  • A-Cup Angst: BIG. TIME. It doesn't help her self-esteem that she's mistaken for a boy... and a cutting board.
    • Two of her soundbytes in the Gallery of CT are "Don't talk about my breasts!" in differing tones.
    • She's pretty much irritated when Taokaka calls her "Lacking Lady".
    • And it's getting to be a Running Gag for her in Continuum Shift, where it even comes to a point where she accidentally admits it herself in her victory speech against Taokaka in Arcade Mode:
    "Ack! Hey! There's nothing there! Ohhh, I admitted it... "
    • In Chronophantasma she switches to Murakumo personality & threatens to kill Amane for mistaking her as a crossdresser.
  • Adorkable: Very shy, clumsy and adorable.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Makoto calls her "Noellers" ("Noerun" in Japanese version) as a sign of closeness.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Subverted. She's crushing on Ragna, who's basically a criminal from the world's point of view; but she's attracted to him not because of his negative attributes or his bad reputation, but because of his hidden kindness and determination.
  • Apologises a Lot: Especially when she first meets Tsubaki, the latter has to tell her to stop apologizing so much...only for her to apologize again.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: In the bonus story in CS, Heart to Heart, she delivers one to Makoto when she brought up the topic of beastkin.
    Makoto: I'm completely different from you guys.
    Noel: What's so different about you?
    Makoto: Different? Uh... The difference... *beat* ...I'm not... *begins crying* I'm not different from anyone else! I'M NOT! I wanna be the same! I just wanted to be the same...
  • Artificial Human: She is the 12th Prime Field Device developed by Relius Clover. She's technically only five years old.
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: Specializes in close ranged pressure assaults with her Drive; fortunately she can also spice it up with high/low mixups.
  • Badass Adorable: She's a pretty amazing gunslinger and member of the praetorian guard, but still gushes at the sight of pandas...and Makoto's tail. Plus she's a god slayer in Murakumo persona.
  • Badass Creed: Shared with Jin, Hazama, Tsubaki and Makoto in CS. As of Chronophantasma, she, along with Jin and Makoto, no longer recite the creed during battle intros with the other NOL personnel, having defected after the events of Continuum Shift.
    "Dispatched in mankind's darkest hour, we are Knights of the Blue Flame!"
  • Bare Your Midriff: In Chronophantasma and while keeping her Sexy Backless Outfit. Sheesh Noel.
  • Berserk Button: Do not ever mention how small her chest is, it's one of the few things that actually makes her angry. When Bang and Amane both pointed this out, she immediately starts speaking in Machine Monotonespoiler  and goes about "eliminating" her target.
  • BFG: She can morph her guns into this in her stronger moves. She can have a gatling gun or a bazooka.
  • Big Brother Attraction: Just like other Murakumo Units, she carries Saya's soul, who has some attraction towards her big brother Ragna and thus Noel is affected too. Noel has a large part of Saya's soul, so she has her memories of Ragna as well.
  • Big "NO!": She drops these a lot, like in her winquote against Arakune because of her fear of bugs, and when Nirvana destroys her marriage registration in Rachel's CS joke ending. She also does this in Remix Heart Gaiden ch. 2 where she realizes that she and her group are trapped in the empty building.
  • Big, Screwed-Up Family: Sorta. The actual Vermillions barely feature in the games (Noel's too busy dealing with constant apocalypses to interact with her adoptive folks much), but she's the arguable sister-by-cloning of both Ragna and Jin, which is why the former has complex feelings for her and the latter subconsciously hates her guts, and due to the same circumstances considers herself the much more direct sister of both Lambda and Nu, the former of whom she wants to help find her own way and humanity and the latter of which she has an extraordinarily complicated relationship with.
  • Blue Is Heroic: "Child of the Azure", natch. She's innocent, sweet and always tries to be kind. Mu-12, however, was a completely different story - up until Noel gains control of that form.
  • Blown Across the Room: An effect for some of her gun moves for her opponent, notably the Chamber Shot, done with a Short-Range Shotgun.
  • Break the Cutie: BIG TIME. Keyword: Hazama. In CS, Hazama pretty much trolled her into freaking out and turning into Mu-12.
  • Brother–Sister Incest: For the same reason as Big Brother Attraction, again something shared with all Murakumo units.
  • But Not Too Foreign: As shown in CF, she, Ragna, and Jin are the children of the 5th Prime Field Device, who is implied to be based off of Saya Terumi, who is Japanese. This also applies to Lambda-11, Mu-12, and Nu-13.
  • Butt-Monkey: She's the butt of a lot of jokes, most of which coming from Jin's abuse, but in her story she also gets weirded out by people. None of which help her self-esteem.
  • Character Development: Rounding out the main trio, Noel too has grown as the series progresses. Despite her excellent Ars Magus ratings and being stationed in a high position within the NOL, Noel had very low self-esteem due to lack of knowledge about her past and her chest size. After she learns the truth about her past and nearly destroying the world itself as a result of her angst, she realizes that it doesn't matter who she is or where she came from and that her feelings are her own, which make her as much "human" as anybody else and ultimately accepts her Superpowered Evil Side as a part of her as well. This goes a long way in helping her rescue her friend Tsubaki when she needed it. The whole experience also makes her a lot more confident. Effects of this include wanting to give her "sister" Lambda the same opportunities for humanity that she had, and being absolutely determined to free Ragna from the Embryo, and later his overall dark destiny.
  • Chickification: Come CF's true end, she's resorted to a nun living in a missionary with her two "sisters" Lambda and Nu, who were also both Action Girls. Compare with her friends Tsubaki and Makoto who are still in action. May be justified in that Noel's placement in NOL's military division was the only way to provide for her family, otherwise she is very pacifistic and prefers staying out of combat.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Mostly confined to the realms of the gag reels but it's there. Notably in that she gets really worked up over Celica potentially replacing her as the main heroine, and she gets a tad too worried when Celica showcases her frank feelings for Ragna.
  • Clones Are People, Too: She's the most human of the Murakumos, and is treated as a normal person by almost the entire cast save the villains and Hakumen. She takes this stance herself, treating Lambda (an inferior clone) like a little sister.
  • Cloning Blues: She's one of three clones of Saya, Ragna & Jin's little sister and the one that resembles her the most, in both looks and personality. Naturally this causes one hell of a Freak Out from her when she finds out, but she gets over her angst when she learns Clones Are People, Too, see Character Development above.
  • Close-Range Combatant: She has even less range to work with than Ragna, so up close and personal is pretty much the only way to play her. Ironically, she does so with a pair of guns.
  • Comically Missing the Point: In her Help Me, Professor Kokonoe segment:
    Kokonoe: Well, it chafes my ass to say it, but [Jubei]'s really kind of an ultimate being... he's pretty damn amazing. I hate his guts, but... Anyways, so long as you listen to him, you'll be OK. Like I said, I hate him myself, but... if he tells you to go after Jin, you go after Jin and don't screw around, alright? Still, I hate the son of a bitch...
    Noel: So, basically you mean...
    Kokonoe: (irritated) You haven't heard a word I've said, have you?
    Noel: T-That's not true! I was listening! So, basically... I mean, to sum it up, you really, really don't like Mr. Jubei much, right?
    • To be fair, Kokonoe does mention that she hates him 3 times, and Noel also pointed that out.
  • Compressed Hair: Stuffs all her hair into her hat when she's wearing it.
  • Covert Pervert: There's a scene wherein she (for a split second) contemplates second base because she heard from Makoto that her chest would be bigger if a dude massages them, but got flustered at the thought.
  • Costume Evolution: Starting in the third game, Noel ditches her NOL army uniform (back-baring minidress with detached sleeves and a beret) for a more casual one (a back and midriff-baring tanktop under a capelet, hair freely down with hairpins, gun holsters on her back). Though her old outfit is still available as DLC.
  • Creepy Cool Crosses: She has 'em on her boots. At least before CP comes around.
  • Creepy Monotone: When she meets Nu in CT, she inexplicably goes into a robot-like state and starts saying things in monotone. CS explains that this is because she's Mu-12 and that she and Nu shares similar origins. In her CF arcade she goes like this again, only to snap out of it after beating Nu and become confused over what she was saying.
  • Cry Cute: First in Calamity Trigger's True Ending after she rescues Ragna from falling into the cauldron; she cried so much that she actually fell asleep.
    • And again in Continuum Shift True Ending, after Ragna sacrifices his OTHER arm for her. Idiot indeed.
    • And one last time in Central Fiction, before Ragna erases himself.
  • Cuteness Proximity: In her Calamity Trigger joke ending, she responds to a very drunk Litchi's pet miniature panda with rapt attention. In fact, she allows Litchi to dress her up if she let's her pet the panda. She completely zones out while she's petting it. "Ooookaaay..."
    • In CS Arcade mode, she expresses glee at the possibility of fondling Makoto's tail; in CP, she goes right to it.
      *excessive tail fondling* "Oh, I'm in heaven...!"
  • Damsel in Distress: Due to her role in the plot this happens twice.
    • The first in CS where she gets trolled and manipulated by Terumi, causing her to turn into Mu-12 for the first time; Ragna saves her.
    • The second in CF where Susanoo kidnaps her and fuses with her to try to open the Azure Gate with her Godslayer powers. Ragna saves her again after beating Terumi for the final time.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: Her choice of uniform is a ruffled minidress, apparently apathetic to the idea of getting a Panty Shot while using Gun Kata and Gun Fu. She switches to a more traditional skirt in Chronophantasma.
  • Dead Alternate Counterpart: In many earlier iterations of the time loop, she (that is, as Mu) usually died by virtue of Take-mikazuchi's attack on Ibukido. Some loops later, however, she survived; it continues until the loop in the present. In CS, Makoto's story is about finding this fact out, with her jumping to a timeline where Noel doesn't exist.
  • Did Not Get The Guy: Because the guy in question is now gone, and was her brother anyways.
  • Downloadable Content: Her classic NOL costume is a downloadable costume to her in Chronophantasma and Central Fiction. Aside of looking different, Classic Noel has access to her old and new Astral Heat.
  • Dumb Blonde: Not exactly "dumb", but still a bit dim. To be fair, she's only 5. In CP, while still emotionally-driven, she's no longer (as) clumsy and meek.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: After four games of being put through hell by finding out more and more about who and what she really is and having people swaying her, using her, and hunting her for their own agendas, Noel becomes the true reincarnation of Saya and now lives peacefully with her clone sisters as nuns.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Both in-universe (Litchi and Makoto, to an extent) and in real life (several female Dustloop members seem to be quite interested in her).
  • Fanservice Pack: Looks like her time nearly-completely-naked as a Murakumo Unit helped her self-confidence as far as showing off goes. Compare her CT/CS garb with her CP threads.
  • Faux Action Girl: A little downplayed, though; despite being in a top ranking position within the NOL and skilled with Bolverk, she does not get to do much fighting in-story, and when she does, she's usually beaten badly, only having prevailed on record against only female counterparts Nu and Tsubaki. She also tends to become more of a Damsel in Distress (especially in CF), constantly being protected by others. It is only in CS where she is kidnapped and transformed into Mu-12 that she begins to shed this trope, but come CF she is in distress yet again and must be saved by Ragna to prevent the end of the world from happening.
    Noel (after beating Azrael): *Pant pant* This is the...Mad Dog...seems like I won't be able to...arrest you. Oh, what should I do...?"
  • Fighter, Mage, Thief: Of her group of three friends, she's The Thief with her emphasis on speed.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: She is actually Mu -12-, the predecessor of Nu -13-. Her memories start to fade after her fight with Hakumen, and in her ending, she enters a state of Laser-Guided Amnesia, repeating the words "Who am I?" in a Creepy Monotone, much like her successor. Even creepier when she starts acting exactly like Nu -13-.
  • Flash Sideways: In some of her CT routes (and a few times in CS) she can apparently see a vision of what happened in another timeline in the same place. This is attributed to her having the "Eye of the Azure".
  • Foreshadowing: When she encounters Nu in CT, she zones out and starts speaking in unison with her in Machine Monotone and Robo Speak. One game later and she's revealed to be her predecessor, Mu-12.
    • She's mentioned to have very high Ars Magus aptitude, even higher than Jin. CF reveals that the person she was cloned from, Saya, was one of the children of the 5th Prime Field Device, who has a special ability of infinitely amplifying seithr around her; thus that is partly the reason for such high aptitude.
  • For Want of a Nail: She IS the nail that prevents some events that happened in the Wheel Of Fortune timeline (such as Tsubaki's death, which, among other things, eventually led to Jin becoming Hakumen).
  • Fusion Dance: As CF shows, she's actually comprised of 2 soul-halves: one being half of Saya's soul, and the other being half of The Origin's soul (i.e the girl inside Amaterasu). Izanami repeatedly refers to the latter whenever she's talking about Noel somehow "desiring destruction" or "being the cause of the world's events". Doesn't help that she also gets amnesia at that point. In the end, she merges more, with both Izanami (completing Saya in the process) and The Origin's body. This briefly causes her some identity crisis, but Kokonoe tells her to think of herself as Noel and treat all of those new memories as extra information.
  • Gatling Good: Her DD Zero Gun: Fenrir has her summon a gatling gun and fires it at her opponent. If done at close range, the shots will carry the foe upwards for the finishing shot.
  • Glorious Mother Russia: She's born in Ibukido, which is located in Russia.
  • Going Commando/Vaporwear:It's been wondered if Noel wears anything under her skirt thanks to a Freeze-Frame Bonus that may have just been an artist oversight: during her aerial barrier block, her skirt flaps so one can see up past her hips, with no waistband in sight, which put a new angle on the fact no other sprite showed her panties. Since then, official art and other sources have gone back and forth on the issue, perhaps deliberately.
  • Grapple Move: See Murderous Thighs below.
  • Green Eyes: A trait she inherited from Saya.
  • Guns Akimbo: Wields two, very big, guns.
  • Gun Fu: Her entire playstyle revolves around this trope.
  • The Gunslinger: Type C, especially with Unlimited Noel's insane speed in play.
  • Gun Kata: To such an extent that many of her moves were actually modeled after stances and attacks used by the warrior-priests of Equilibrium.
  • Gun Twirling: She does this a lot in her battle animations.
  • Hair Decorations: In Chronophantasma she wears a pair of hair pins. They're also apparently a Power Limiter for her Mu-12 form.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Especially when compared with her blonde superior officer, Noel is sweet and kind to almost everyone she meets.
  • Hand Cannon: The barrels of those guns are especially long; it's almost the same length as her forearms.
  • Heroic BSoD: As soon as she sees Lambda in Continuum Shift, a painful reminder of things she wants to forget forces its way forward and she freaks the hell out.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: She has a low self esteem due to Jin's abuse and (partly) due to her lack of endowment. She also wasn't gifted in school (other than having a really huge Ars Magus proficiency) and doesn't remember any of her past. Fortunately, her best friends are there to liven her life.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: with Tsubaki and Makoto, ever since their academy days.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: Either this, or "Transforming Weapon." Where does Noel hide that gatling gun and the rocket launcher? She doesn't. That's just the Magitek gun, Nox Nyctores Bolverk, doing its thing.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: In Central Fiction, as seen in her arcade play, her inner desire seems to be just living normally with her parents and friends. This is probably also the reason why in Mu's Act 1 arcade play, she subconsciously wants Mu to disappear (basically, wanting to be a perfectly normal girl) by warping reality and turning everyone into hating Mu, as Nine puts it.
  • Image Song: Her voice actress sings a vocal version of her theme "Bullet Dance" called "Love so Blue ~Blue Heartbeats~". She also speaks as both Noel and Nu during the song after the 2nd verse.
    • While unofficial, her English VA has done one too.
    • She also has a collective one with Tsubaki's voice actor, for their vs. theme "Memory of Tears" called "Don't Look Back".
  • Incest Subtext: Noel has shown signs of being attracted towards Ragna, especially after the events of CS. Now add to the fact that she holds a big part of Saya (Ragna's sister)'s soul, and then in the climax of CF, after absorbing Izanami (who has another part of Saya's soul), she becomes the whole Saya. Not to mention Izanami herself can't help but having a bit of attraction towards Ragna because of Saya's latent memories. Although, once the absorption is complete, Noel and Ragna only speak to each other like normal siblings would, without too much attraction.
  • Informed Flaw: Noel is supposedly just an average athlete, yet her fighting style is incredibly acrobatic.
  • I Will Find You: As seen in Lambda's CPEX arcade, she goes finding Ragna in the Embryo.
  • Kick Them While They Are Down: Her Flash Suppressor special is this with bullets instead of kicks. There's also an Unlimited-only Distortion Drive where she does a more powerful version of it.
  • The Kirk: To Jin's Spock and Ragna's McCoy, also serves as this to Tsubaki's Spock and Makoto's McCoy.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia:
    • For some reason she can't quite remember her past. It's revealed later that it's because she doesn't have that much of a past to begin with, being an Artificial Human.
    • In CF she seems to forget the events of past games, like most other characters, though she does at least remember glimpses of it. Her CF arcade runs imply that she erases her own memories after getting a vision while being inside the Black Beast; in particular she made a point not to remember any of it. The only thing we see, at least at first, is her seeing some kind of gate with someone in front of it. In story mode even after everyone else has regained their memories Noel remains amnesiac, something Ragna fixes by reuniting her with Mu-12 and making her complete again.
  • Leap and Fire: Her Drive moves involve her jumping and flipping around while firing her guns. Also in her Revolver Blast special where she spins and fires all over her.
  • Leitmotif: "Bullet Dance", which seems to have a mysterious yet powerful air surrounding it depicting her peculiar origins. Bullet Dance II has a more wild and forceful feel to it, describing how she isn't as timid and passive as she was before.
  • Lethal Chef: On full display in her Joke ending in Continuum Shift; Everyone but Hazama ends up throwing up when she has to take over as chef for a restaurant. Probably because she has no sense of taste. She also inherits this from Saya. Sadly, she enjoys cooking a great deal. She also mentions that she never tastes her cooking as a rule.
    (Description of Noel's cooking): "What that 'something' was defied description. It didn't sit on the plate so much as squat malevolently, hating all and being hated by all..."
    • To explain just how foul Noel's cooking is: In the manga it is revealed that her cooking was used as a penalty, with an ASTRAL FINISH icon on top of a pile of half-dead students, and in her CS Gag Ending, Bang EXPLODES after taking a bite.
    • She seems to actually know how to cook well, as the manga has her make good comments how to make Kirihito's proposed medicinal porridge taste better. It's just that she has the baffling ability to turn good food into lethal sludge that can knock people out.
  • Letting Her Hair Down: In certain scenes in the first and second game, she takes off her beret, letting her (surprisingly long) hair down. In CP she goes like this by default.
  • Like Brother and Sister: With Ragna, just listen to any match between them throwing childish insults at each other. Noel even says that talking with Ragna feels like she's talking with a family member. It kind of helps that being a clone of Saya and having part of her soul, technically makes them siblings as well.
    • Subverted entirely when Noel merges with Izanami and gains Saya's memories, at which point she addresses Ragna and Jin as her brothers.
  • Limited Wardrobe: With her own clothes torn to shreds and in possession of odd (if hot) armor, the wanted criminal goes home to find a spare NOL uniform.
    • Well, at the time, they are in an NOL facility. Shouldn't be too hard to find a spare uniform. Plus, because she's wearing the longcoat and beret combo, we don't know she's wearing her uniform
    • Averted in Chronophantasma, where she gets a whole new outfit. It makes sense since she's defected from the NOL following the events of Continuum Shift.
  • Little Sister Heroine: Somewhat, because she's not actually Ragna's little sister but rather a clone of her. But still, everything else about the trope is played straight. Its heavily implied she has a crush on him, and even if she doesn't, she looks up to him like an actual older brother and the normally withdrawn and antisocial Ragna is fiercely protective of her. Their relationship is a major focus of the series at that.
  • Living MacGuffin: Just as everyone's looking for Ragna in the first game, everyone's looking for Noel in the second.
    • Becomes this again in the fourth game with the revelation that she is the superior Entitled who cancels all of the other Entitled's wishes. This only stops when Ragna devours those desires.
  • Madness Mantra: In regards to her chest: "ITDOESN'TMATTERITDOESN'TMATTERITDOESN'TMATTERITDOESN'TMATTERITDOESN'TMATTER!!!" (In one of Teach Me, Miss Litchi segments.)
  • Mage Marksman: she has the highest recorded Ars Magus aptitude in the story, and her guns fire magic blasts.
  • Magical Eye: At the end of CT, she gains the "Eye of the Azure" which gives her supreme observational abilities and can turn probabilities into reality by focusing onto them.
  • Magic Skirt: As a consequence of constantly fighting in a Dangerously Short Skirt, the thing swirls around so much, that it's bred a bunch of rumors of her Going Commando; official artwork zig-zags between yes and no.
  • Marilyn Maneuver: during Amane's Astral Heat, she suddenly wears a long skirt, and does this pose.
  • Meaningful Name: She was born on Christmas Day.
  • Mind Control: Yukianesa isn't the only Nox Nyctores that influences its master's mind; Bolverk does it, too, but in a more positive way. Instead of encouraging her towards sadism, it seems to mute her feelings of nervousness and fear, lending her mechanical efficiency. After losing a fight to her, Bang Shishigami notes that he was thrown off his game by the fact that he detected absolutely no hostile intent from her, despite the beating he received. During another loop, Rachel accuses Noel of relying too much on Bolverk to maintain her composure and takes the guns away from her, whereupon Noel collapses into a helpless puddle of tears. Turns out, Bolverk isn't just muting Noel's fear and indecisiveness in battle; it's also constantly suppressing the subconscious Omnicidal Maniac desires attached to her forgotten memories of being a Murakumo Unit. Getting her mad enough that Bolverk's seal breaks is all part of Terumi's plan to make her into Kusanagi, the God-Slayer.
  • Minidress of Power: Her NOL uniform pre-CP.
  • Ms. Fanservice: As the games' poster character, this is unsurprising. She's not the only one - or even the best - though.
  • Multi-Ranged Master: Bolverk can be a pair of pistols, a BFG, and now even a shotgun - all of which she can wield without issue.
  • Murderous Thighs: Her Muzzle Flitter special.
  • Mysterious Waif: Only deeper down though, as she isn't presented as being mysterious... at first.
  • Named Weapons: Her guns Arcus Diabolus (Devil's Arc): Bolverk.
  • Nice Girl: Is overall just a very friendly young girl who wants to live happily with her friends.
  • Nice Hat: So nice it makes Jin less an asshole to her if she's wearing it. Gets rid of it in Chronophantasma.
  • No Range Like Point-Blank Range: Many of her attacks has her shoot the opponent at very close range.
  • Oblivious to Love: Is either confused or outright ignorant of Kagura's advances on her. Although it helps that Makoto is blatantly cockblocking him.
    • Hilariously, her own object of affection, Ragna, is also oblivious, at best treating her like a little sister. (Considering what she is, it makes sense.)
  • Overranked Soldier: Noel is completely inept at her job as Ministerial Secretary, and her mental profile is equally unsuited for frontline combat. In fact Jin himself lampshades this in one Material Collection story. Terumi needed her to keep tabs on Jin and eliminate him if he got too out of hand, plus he needs her to help him break the timeloop and destroy the Master Unit, and placing her in this role was ideal on all fronts. Among the other girls who could fill the role, Tsubaki (the ideal match) would be skewered by Nu without a much of a fight, and Terumi wants Makoto as far away from Jin as possible.
  • Pistol-Whipping: Her normal attacks naturally consists of this. She even throws one of her guns like a boomerang in one of her drive moves.
  • Post-Final Boss: She along with Jin have one last fight with Ragna after the latter slays Terumi for good and before he erases himself from the world.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Hip-length.
  • Reality Warper: In Continuum Shift, Noel gains the power of "the Eye". Essentially, this means that amongst the thousands and thousands of possible timelines, whatever timeline Noel "observes" becomes the "real" timeline. Essentially, she gets the power to create the default timeline, and everything else becomes a mere possibility.
    • Continued in Chronophantasma where she can make extra-dimensional realms out of her memories and observe things that cannot be observed normally; this also makes her able to locate the Kushinada Lynchpin.
    • Continued in Central Fiction where she can tie out several continuum shifts together and realize her dreams in the Embryo... by eating everyone else's dreams. This is due to the fact that she has part of Amaterasu's soul within her, which effectively makes her "God".
  • Red Baron: "Eye of the Azure", "Calamity Trigger" and "Sword of the Godslayer/The Godslaying Sword". Additionally, Hakumen refers to her as "Child of the Azure", which doesn't sound that impressive until you remember what the Azure is.
  • Reincarnation: By the end of Central Fiction, having merged with Izanami and "The Origin", she becomes Saya in all but name but says it feels weird to be called that and prefers "Noel".
  • Remember the New Guy?: She didn't exist in the original timeline, and now that she does, Terumi stuck her in Tsubaki's "original" place, all as part of his plan to use Tsubaki's jealousy as an in-road to mind-raping her into a Face–Heel Turn. The fact that (an extra-continuual) Makoto brought this up in her story to him makes him shit his pants as he declared that his plans have been FUBAR.
  • Rolling Attack: One of her drive moves is her spinning vertically while firing her guns. One of her specials is a more powerful version of it.
  • Sexy Backless Outfit: In both of her main outfits, although more prominently in her post-CS one. Especially noticeable in one of her win poses where she turns away from the camera and removes her capelet.
  • Shipper on Deck: Noel is clearly a fangirl for Jin X Tsubaki.
  • Ship Tease: Her Calamity Trigger ending (and the True Ending) has this with Ragna... which gets a bit awkward because she looks like, and later (fully) becomes, his sister.
    • The idea of having feelings for him actually crosses her mind at the beginning of her Story Mode in Continuum Shift, followed by a Suspiciously Specific Denial.
    • In Chronophantasma, after she's gained control of her Murakumo powers and able to access them at will her pre-battle intro with Ragna has her extremely embarrassed at him seeing her Stripperifficness and if she wins, she shyly tries to cover up. Ragna is the only character she has this reaction to. Perhaps best shown in arcade mode.
    Ragna: *Dropped from the sky* Owww! Goddammit! Where the hell am—Noel!?
    Noel: Huh? Ragna...?
    Ragna: What the hell are you wearing!? You idiot!
    Rachel: Just so you know, Noel...he's the real Ragna.
    Noel: Huh? *Realization sets in* EHHHHHH!? R-Ragna...don't! Don't look at me!
    • Also in CP, in her Arcade ending, she echoes what Ragna said to her in the CS true ending.
    Noel: These feelings I have for someone else. That cannot possibly be artificial. What that person told me - "As a human being, as a person, to fight until the very end." It was for my own sake... That sacrifice... That's why I must fight. I want to help others. As a person, as a human being. As... Noel. Until the very end.
  • Shoryuken: Her Spring Raid special, done with her legs.
  • Shrinking Violet: "Likes: shopping over the Internet (so that she doesn't have to talk to people)." This is also the personality she reverts to once you take her Bolverk handguns away from her.
  • Signature Move: Expect to see her Drive moves being used a lot.
  • Single-Stroke Battle: One of her Unlimited-only Distortion Drives has her rush through the opponent, then jam the butts of her guns together and the opponent somehow gets engulfed in an explosion.
  • Skill Gate Characters: Will overwhelm newbies with her spam-friendly Chain Revolvers. Even lampshaded by Kokonoe in her HMPK segment.
  • Slide Attack: One of her drive moves, specifically her 6D where she slides to hit the opponent's low side.
  • Small Girl, Big Gun: To start off, she wields two pistols that are large and long enough to be small rifles as opposed to pistols. This is taken further with her Zero Gun: Fenrir, which her guns morph into a BFG.
  • Soul Fragment: Chronophantasma seems to hint that the reason why Noel has all of Saya's full memories is because Noel technically have some of Saya's soul within her as she called Ragna "Big brother." This is confirmed in Central Fiction.
  • Spanner in the Works: Noel's supposed to be dead in the "normal", Phase 0 timeline; as such her very existence messes with the plans of the Takamagahara (and her yanking Ragna out of the cauldron, far more so). Terumi, being one step ahead of everyone, has taken every possible advantage so far, but as of the end of CS, he's also decided he doesn't need her for anything anymore...
  • Speak in Unison: In her Act 1 arcade play in CF, in her fight against Nu, they say "commencing extermination of target" in unison before the fight starts.
  • Special Guest: She appears in Queen's Gate Spiral Chaos as a replacement for Kasumi along with Wonder Momo, due to Tecmo-Koei's refusal to allow Kasumi to appear in that game. Cue to potential hilarity when she meets Cattleya along the way.
  • Spent Shells Shower: Everytime Noel attacks by shooting something, shells will eject out of Bolverk. Naturally, the moves what have her firing Bolverk multiple times start to get closer to this trope.
  • Squishy Wizard: Her evaluation in Remix Heart states that, even though she's weak on the athletic and academic fronts, she has the highest ars magus aptitude on record in the history of the Academy. This bleeds over into her armagus synchronization as well.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Her Astral as of Chronophantasma; the recipient is nowhere to be seen after the explosions. Her Astral in the previous games does this too, but not as extreme.
  • Synchronization / Gemini Destruction Law: In Continuum Shift, Hazama established a "life-link" with her, which prevents either of them from being killed unless they both die, and at the same time.
  • Take My Hand: She does this to Ragna in CT's True Ending to save him from falling to the Cauldron. It breaks the time loop in the process.
  • Taking the Veil: She and Lambda become nuns at the end of Central Fiction, taking care of Nu.
  • Team Chef: For the team Remix Heart. Unfortunately, only Mai likes her cooking, the others are pretty much disgusted by it.
  • Tender Tears: She tends to do this a lot as a result of a lot of the trauma she endures.
    • First when saving Ragna from dying in CT.
    • Then when he sacrificed his left arm to bring her back from Mu-12
    • And finally when Ragna finishes his plan on erasing everyone's memory of him, including her. She's outright begging Ragna not to go through with erasing himself from the world while bawling her eyes out.
  • Theme Naming: Her special move names start with "Type (Roman number)" and her Distortion Drives has the pattern of "Zero Gun: (names in Norse myth)".
  • Three Strike Combo: Her Exceed Accel in the fourth game consists of three parts. Though if done while in Active Flow, it becomes 5 parts.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: She flies into a rage and says this to Hazama when he reveals to her that he was using Tsubaki to greatly and deeply hurt her so much, for his own amusement. She gets so angry that she breaks Bolverk's seals on her emotions, allowing Hazama to turn her back into Mu -12-, the True Successor of the Azure. Just as Planned.
  • Title Drop: Many of the subtitles of Blazblue refer to her in some way.
    • Calamity Trigger describes her as the Successor of the Azure.
    • Continuum Shift is a phenomenon of multiple continuums happening at the same time, that she caused unconsciously after awakening her Azure powers.
    • Chronophantasma refers to people who are "outside of fate" and thus are immune to Phenomenon Intervention. This includes her, Rachel and Celica.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: She's a lot more than just a simple soldier alright, to wit she is an Artificial Human, the Successor of the Azure and Eyes of the Master Unit, and she and the queen that she used to work for are two halves of the younger sister of the world's most wanted criminal and her commanding officer.
    • CF has her getting even more of this. It's revealed that Noel is subconsciously manipulating the Embryo and denying every other Entitled's wishes with the Azure. She also somehow cast Mu away from herself, becoming separate entities, while apparently "putting all her sin into her". And later Izanami mentions that she (not Mu) is the Original/First Prime Field Device, aka "The Origin", implying that she somehow is/becomes the girl in the Amaterasu Unit (and said unit is currently mentioned to be empty).
  • Took a Level in Badass: She can now freely turn into Mu -12-.
  • Tritagonist: She's the "Successor of the Azure" and has just as an important role in the story as Ragna & Jin. In particular she's the focus of the second and fourth game.
  • True Blue Femininity: Being primarily associated with the color blue (what with her association with the Azure), she's also a girly girl who's quite emotional.
  • Tsundere: Yes, even Noel has this going; she's a Type B case towards Ragna.
  • Two Guys and a Girl: In covers and promotional ads, Ragna, Jin and Noel are always sided together as the series's main protagonists.
  • Unwitting Pawn: With the power of her Magical Eye, she unwittingly observes Terumi, causing him to be fully active and kickstart his Evil Plan.
  • What Beautiful Eyes!: So much that even Hazama is in love with them.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Admits that she is a doll created by humans in Chrono Phantasma, but decides that since her feelings are her own she is still an individual. In CPEX, she wants to extend this logic to her "sisters", Lambda for sure and Nu more questionably (mostly because it's unclear Nu would even accept the idea).
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Hates bugs, especially ones with lots of legs. Which makes Arakune a nightmare opponent for her. Amusingly, her freaking out causes her to become uncharacteristically violent (perhaps due to Bolverk's influence) and she proceeds to repeatedly shoot him until he stops moving. And some more, just in case.
  • Wistful Amnesia: She's one of the many who becomes amnesic in Central Fiction, but she can sense that something's missing in her head... and that she can still remember a few bits of things, such as circumstances of her creation.
  • You Are Number 6: Is designated Boundary Interface Prime Field Device –No.12-.
  • You Monster!: When she recalls Hazama ordering Tsubaki to kill her and Jin in the CS retelling in CPEX, she implicitly calls Hazama this, lamenting what kind of monster would have a gall of giving Tsubaki that order (knowing that she won't refuse).
  • Younger Than They Look: She has the looks and maturity of a young woman, but chronologically she's only five years old. Not unlike Dizzy from Guilty Gear.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A in both of her main outfits but only Grade D in her Military Academy uniform.

    Rachel Alucard
  • Height: 145cm (4'9")
  • Weight: 31kg (68.3 lbs)
  • Blood type: Unknown
  • Date of Birth: October 31
  • Birthplace: Transylvania
  • Hobbies: Teatime (her favorite pastries are milk crepes and financiers)
  • Values: Time, Meissen teacup
  • Likes: Mill Crêpe
  • Dislikes: Boredom, bell peppers

"It's such a pain, but I'll play with you."

Voiced by: Kana Ueda (Japanese) / Mela Lee, Laura Bailey (CS2, Arcade Mode) (English, Calamity Trigger-Chronophantasma)

Vampiric Badass Gothic Lolita. Rachel is the rightful heir to the Alucard house. She hates being bored, so she heads out to the real world with her familiars Nago and Gii in tow to view the current state of events. She's also Ragna's Stalker with a Crush, although she would never admit it is anything more than a mix of concern and boredom.

It's stated in her ending that she hates her vampiric impulses, but had no choice in using them in one timeline. By doing so, she ended up biting a young boy with jade-colored eyes, Ragna. She also seems to care for him and the other characters, in a thoroughly backwards fashion. She also knows about the instabilities in the space time continuum, which caused her boredom in the first place, and is attempting to Set Right What Once Went Wrong. She becomes increasingly more active in the sequels, waging a Cosmic Chess Game with the main villains.

Her arcade playthroughs are named, in order of the game: Crime and Punishment, Reverse and CHRONOPHANTASMA. Her story playthroughs are named, in the first 2 games: Bystander and lie to myself.

Her Drive ability, Silpheed, allows her to control the wind and change the trajectory of her movements. In Chronophantasma, her Overdrive is Elfried, which increases the recovery rate of her Silpheed gauge.

In the fourth game, her Exceed Accel is named Gerbela Lute where she first knocks up her foe, then summons a large tornado to blow them upwards. Her Astral Finish, Clownish Calendula, lifts the opponent above a large crucifix as a thunderbolt strikes them dead.

  • A-Cup Angst: Severely downplayed compared to the rest of the cast. However, she is not happy when Luna, and Gii, call her a "loli".
  • All-Powerful Bystander: A given, being an Observer. The most she can do is trying to nudge the other characters to do the right thing. She increasingly becomes more active over time, though. In CF, she has intervened so much with her abilities that she becomes progressively weaker and potentially might come closer to death.
  • Almost Kiss: Played for Laughs in one of the joke endings in Chronophantasma. After clearly setting up the scene to look as romantic as possible, Rachel moves in towards Ragna as she strokes his cheek... and promptly jams the spectacles of Eros MK.II (literally!) into his forehead.
  • Alucard: Fitting for her (and her family), being a vampire.
  • Animal Motifs: A rabbit, due to her hair ribbons and her air of mystique. It's even Ragna's nickname for her.
  • Antiquated Linguistics: Has a pretty archaic way of speaking, which fits her high-class attitude.
  • Attack Animal: Aside from Gii and Nago, there's George XIII that she employs in one of her specials.
  • Bad Boss: Averted with Valkenhayn, who she's always polite to. Played straight with Gii and Nago, who she gleefully insults, berates, and abuses with reckless abandon for even the most minuscule slight or even when she just wants to. This trait even extends into gameplay where she uses the two as both weapons and shields. One of her intros has her walking through a portal using Nago as a literal staircase and one of her winposes has her pulling on Gii. That's right, her entire playstyle revolves around being a Bad Boss.
  • Bait-and-Switch Boss: In Hakumen's Continuum Shift Arcade Mode path, where she makes way for Tager.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Don't call her a stalker.
    • Implying that she holds feelings for Ragna is another way to invite abuse.
  • Big Good: One of the few characters actually trying to improve the world, and tries to urge the other protagonists to do so. She slowly loses this status over the series since her intervening slowly removes her powers. That said, she still supports the main characters any way she can.
  • Blessed with Suck: As an Observer, she has a perfect memory and cannot forget anything, even if she tried. Not even a single moment of the hundreds and hundreds of iterations of the Stable Time Loop, or the many thousands of variations caused by the continuum shift.
    • There's also the fact that while being Observer renders her virtually immortal and has a high threshold for pain, she can still ''feel'' it. In CF, Hazama exploits this by binding her with a spell that continuously inflicts increasing amounts of pain over time while hanging her above a Cauldron, just to see if she could actually die. By the time Ragna shows up to rescue her, he's surprised by the amount of pain she was able to endure, which was the equivalent to killing 1,000 people according to him.
  • Blow You Away: Her Drive, Sylpheed.
  • Boring Insult: Says this to Hazama in her bad ending, claiming that Ragna is a more interesting man than he is. She gets a foot in her mouth for it, but props for keeping her cool.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: She does this in the retelling of CT and CS in CPEX. Justified as it is indeed for the viewers that she does this. She even uses her "combat ready" image (which has her looking directly at the screen) at one point while talking; Ragna reacts "Who are you talking to?"
  • Brought Down to Normal: As of Central Fiction Act III Rachel is now close to a normal human girl as she has lost most of her power.
  • Butt-Monkey: Gii and Nago get far more abuse from her than even Ragna.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Not that she would ever admit it, but it's obvious. Case and point, she calls Ragna a pedophile for buying Platinum dinner, which is kinda ironic considering she herself looks about fourteen.
  • Clothing Combat: Some of her normal moves uses her clothing to hurt her foes, usually by transforming its parts.
  • The Coats Are Off: Inverted, she puts on a Nago-cloak with a hood and Cape Wings in her Baden Baden Lily DD.
  • Convenient Coma: After Clavis’ death Rachel fell into a deep sleep that lasted for more than 50 years. Since Valkenhayn wouldn’t leave her side this had the side effect of preventing him from helping the other Six Heroes deal with the aftermath of the Dark War, including the formation of the NOL, the Duodecim's rise to power, being unable to seal the Nox Nyctores and remove their cores and preventing Terumi from nearly killing Nine and Trinity, as well as Hakumen being trapped in the Boundary.
  • Cool Chair: Nago transforms into a chair in some of her moves, as well as in her win pose.
  • Creepy Cool Crosses: A giant stone one grinds upwards out of the ground in her Astral Finish, apparently for no other reason than looking awesome. Her design also features these.
  • Cry Cute: In Ragna’s CS Bad Ending, while holding the dying Ragna, with tears in her eyes, she apologizes for not being able to do anything for him and promises to see him again in another world.
    • And again in the ending of CF when she reminisces about Ragna whom she can't remember due to him erasing her memories.
  • Cultured Badass: Is a high-class lady who enjoys drinking tea and wears fancy dresses. She also is, or rather was, one of the most powerful characters in the series.
  • Damn You, Muscle Memory!: Sword Iris is 22A in Calamity Trigger, and 214C in Continuum Shift.
  • Damsel in Distress: Twice in the series, much to her annoyance, especially since Ragna was the one who rescued her both times.
    • First in Continuum Shift when she gets caught in a trap by the Imperator and is held captive until the True Ending.
    • Second in Central Fiction when Hazama wants to see if she can die by inflicting a large amount of pain on her.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: However, it's not exactly nice either.
  • Difficult, but Awesome: She is one of only two characters considered to be the hardest in the game to learn. The other one is Carl.
  • Does Not Like Spam: Hates bell peppers.
  • Dominatrix: Some of her interactions with Ragna and Hakumen tend to give off this vibe. Gii even nearly calls her one, much to his peril.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: Her outfit is a frilly goth dress.
  • Every Proper Lady Should Curtsy: She does a curtsy as her winning animation and as part of one of her forward A move.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change/Letting Her Hair Down: While not shown onscreen, this is the result of her tying her hair ribbons around Blood-Scythe as she sets out on her journey to find Ragna in the ending of Central Fiction.
  • Familiar: Nago and Gii. They are also her equippable allies.
  • Femme Fatale: She wears mainly black dress and has the associated mysterious lady-like persona around her although she's a Fille Fatale in appearance.
  • Flat "What.": Gives one when the Imperator demands that Ragna be hers.
  • Flower Motifs: Red Roses, all over the place. Her attacks and even her stage are full of red rose petals splattering everywhere.
  • Foreshadowing: She calls both Jin and Hakumen "Mister Hero." Hakumen is Jin from an alternate timeline.
    • She in CP also tells Ragna, Noel and Celica about the "Story of the World", a tale about a girl in dark prison who writes a book with a fixed start and end. It starts with the hero starting his journey, and ends with him slaying the monster and saving the world. But somehow, the monster is the girl herself, and she wants the hero to save her; it's impossible because he's fixed to slay the monster. The girl went crazy over rewriting the book over and over trying to find a different resolution to the story. CF shows the allusions to this: Ragna is the hero in question, the girl is The Origin, the book is the True Blazblue (aka Book of the Blue Blaze, from which the Azure Grimoire is derived) and the "monster" is apparently the Master Unit. "Central Fiction" refers to Ragna, the world, and the whole aforementioned story. He, however, takes some necessary actions that let him defy the fixed final page of the book and then be together with the "girl".
  • Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: More like snarky and arrogant, but she doesn't like feasting on blood.
  • Fuel Meter of Power: Being an Onlooker (special kind of Observer) ensured that she'll have tremendous amounts of power as long as she doesn't use it to intervent too much. Then she starts being actively using her powers more in CS, and in CF it's stated to have rapidly escalated to the point that she lost significant amount of her once tremendous powers because of its overuse. In particular, in CP, she lost her teleportation ability because she uses her Observer powers to help Ragna create a Stable Time Loop in the past.
  • Gentleman Snarker: A rare female example. She's pretty much the stereotypical snobbish upper class lady who looks down on almost anyone beneath him and engages in a lot of snarking.
  • Girlish Pigtails: And quite long ones too.
  • Good Is Not Nice: She loves insulting everyone, regularly abuses her familiars, and picks fights to amuse herself. But she's undoubtedly on the good side.
  • Goth Girls Know Magic: She's dressed in Elegant Gothic Lolita and has a snarky personality, and is a master sorceress.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: In Taokaka's joke ending in Continuum Shift.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Apparently, towards any girl that captures Ragna's undivided attention in a more normal, relaxed atmosphere.
    • This is subtly implied with her reaction upon seeing Ragna dining with Platinum, as well as her joke ending where she puts the Spectacles of Eros on Ragna, making almost every girl be smitten with him... and making her jealousy all the more obvious.
    • Her jealousy is joked about with a similar situation in in Teach Me, Miss Litchi Reloaded, where the threat of Ragna dining together with Taokaka coerces Rachel into agreeing to provide Tao with lessons on Ars Magus.
    • In Chronophantasma it is much more toned down, though it is still there if you're looking for it. Mostly seen in scenes where Rachel denies being angry despite that clearly not being the case.
    • In Noel's arcade route in Chronophantasma she gets irritated when Ragna and Noel are getting flustered about Noel's choice of apparel as Mu-12. Funny considering that she was the one who created the situation in the first place for "fun".
    • And the fun continues in Chronophantasma Extend, when she gets pissed and zaps Ragna with a bolt when it looks like Celica is going to perform "CPR" on him. Especially hilarious considering she was the one who drowned him in the first place.
    • Holds a contest in Central Fiction (using the Spetacles of Eros of course), for entertainment but also to see who had the strongest feelings for Ragna. Celica then proclaims that the contest was unnecessary since she loves Ragna the most Spectacles of Eros on or not. Which Rachel interprets as her saying she is number 1 in terms of who loves Ragna, and suffice to say she doesn't take it very well.
  • Guest Fighter: In Lost Saga.
  • Guide Dang It!: Her aerial down+C attack does more hits the faster you're falling when you hit. The in-game description doesn't even remotely hint at.
  • Herald: While Terumi provides Ragna the motivation to hate him, it's Rachel who saved his life, gave him a fighting chance and pushed him to do her bidding.
  • Her Heart Will Go On: Ragna's ascension in the ending of Central Fiction has left its mark on her, but she still remains strong in the hopes that she will see him again. Even if she doesn't remember him, she still feels a lingering sense of longing that tells her to keep going.
  • Honorary Princess: Rachel's familiars, as well as her butler Valkenhayn, usually calls her "princess" despite the Alucard family not being a royalty.
  • Hypnotic Eyes: She has an ability called Slave Red, which allows her to take control of someone, however It Only Works Once on any individual.
  • Hypocrite: This exchange between her and Ragna in Chronophantasma after the former attacks Gii and Nago.
    Rachel: That could be seen as abuse. Careful Ragna, you could be sued by an animal-rights group.
    Ragna: Says the woman who uses them as shields.
  • Identical Stranger: In CF, Naoto almost mistook her for Raquel. Even then, he concludes that the two must be related.
  • Idiot Ball: In Continuum Shift. There's nothing else to call it, considering that she doesn't even TRY guarding Noel against Terumi, despite knowing that the girl is the inheritor of the True Azure AND the new Eye of the Master Unit.
  • Image Song: Her voice actress sings a vocal version of her theme "Queen of Rose" called "Queen of Rose ~Scarlet Onlooker~".
  • In a Single Bound: Can jump THE ENTIRE LENGTH OF THE STAGE using her drive.
  • I Will Find You: As shown in Lambda's CPEX arcade, and in her own CF arcade, she is trying to find Ragna inside the Embryo. During Act II of Ragna's Arcade Mode, she finally does. And in the epilogue, she also vows to find him again, despite having her memories of him erased.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's an arrogant and spiteful young lady, abusive to her familiars, her friends and allies alike, but nonetheless seems to care for the rest of the cast. Well, except for the villains.
  • Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: Always wears Lolita-style dresses. This doesn’t slow her down in the least.
  • Kneel Before Zod: One of her battle quotes. Also her winquote after defeating Ragna in Chronophantasma. Maybe she is a Dominatrix...
    Rachel: It would seem I am now victorious. Now bow that pretty little face of yours down into the dirt and scream to the world "I am Master Rachel's humble little man-servant." Hehehe.
  • Lady and Knight: Though Hakumen doesn't really behave like a Knight towards her, they sort of have this relationship with each other. She also has this with Ragna in that she usually orders him around to do stuff (more than she does Hakumen), though Ragna is even less of a knight, being a criminal, and the two snarks at each other a lot.
  • Lady of Black Magic: Is one of the few people in the cast who can use actual magic rather than imitating it with Ars Magus. She has the looks of a Black Magician Girl but her age and mannerisms fit this more.
  • Leitmotif: "Queen of Rose", which is just as regal sounding as the name implies, fitting her personality as The Ojou.
  • Little Miss Badass: In looks only mind you.
  • Little Miss Snarker: Always has a snarky quip or insult at the ready, especially for Ragna.
  • Long-Range Fighter: Specializes in this.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: She has access to the Tsukuyomi Unit, a shield that is impervious to almost everything; it can block even Take-Mikazuchi's laser, and she can use it to protect Ragna while he's transported through the Boundary. In gameplay she also uses Nago and Gii as living shields.
  • Luminescent Blush: Happens exactly once in the series (and possibly in her entire life). In the Endless Waltz short story she blushes when she offers to drink Ragna's blood in order to save him.
    • She blushes again in CF, when Ragna suddenly pulls her in for a hug.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: In a variant, if she's knocked to the ground, she'll simply recline on Nago as he takes form of a cushion, as if it wasn't a big deal. A carryover from Slayer.
  • Mid-Battle Tea Break: Her Exceed Accel in the fourth game has her pull off a tea break while her foe is blown up in a tornado.
  • Moon Rabbit: Downplayed, but her animal motif is rabbits and she is the owner of the Tsukuyomi Unit, named after the Shinto God of the Moon.
  • Moral Dissonance:
    • In Calamity Trigger, she accosts Noel (who, at this point, doesn't even know who she is) without any provocation. Rachel taunts her with all sorts of secrets that she then refuses to share, all the while insulting Noel up and down, before outright attacking and beating up on her. Rachel then steals Bolverk and teleports away, leaving Noel a crying mess, completely unable to function. Since this isn't the cycle where the timeloop is finally broken (and in fact, pretty much singlehandedly guarantees that it won't be), these actions can't have any consequences, as it will all be erased with the next reset. Which means NONE of this is part of any sort of plan; Rachel apparently does it just because she's annoyed that Noel isn't what she wants her to be, and so she wastes one cycle to do nothing but abuse the poor girl to vent her irritation.
    • Similarly in Continuum Shift where she faces Jin (who likewise, at this point, doesn't even know who she is). Jin is barely able to walk, when she abducts him, insults him, challenges him in a fight. Worse in Jin's Bad Ending, she beats him using her unlimited mode, insults him, and finally throws him into the forest to die. Jin is not exactly Mr. Congeniality but no other character in the game (except Terumi) bullies a heavily injured person without any reason nor provocation. Unlike Bang (who gets reprimanded by Trinity and Kokonoe), no one calls her for this.
  • Morality Pet: Hakumen is probably the only character she's very close with (aside from Valkenhayn). While she harbors great respect to those she deems worthy of it, she treats Hakumen more differently than the rest. Even teasing him sometimes to sit and have tea with her.
    • Quite ironic, considering that Hakumen is Jin.
  • Morph Weapon: Nago and Gii can transform into various things for her attacks.
  • Mundane Utility: Makoto suggests (in her winquote against Rachel) that her lightning manipulation ability could save Makoto's family's money from the electricity bills.
  • Neutral No Longer: Her job as an Onlooker was to simply watch the events unfold and not directly interfere herself. After the time loops from the first game were broken though, she takes a more active role and as a result, she's slowly losing her powers.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: While not done consciously, her Convenient Coma after Clavis' death kept Valkenhayn from helping the other Six Heroes deal with the recovery after the Dark War. He might have been able to help deal with the NOL and the Duodecim's power grab and the search for the missing Nox Nyxtores. At the very least, he would have been able to help Jubei and Hakumen fight Terumi, which probably would have prevented Hakumen trapping himself and Terumi in the Boundary. Rachel is angry at herself for sleeping through so much.
  • Not Quite Flight: She can use her Drive to "almost" float and fly around, both in story and gameplay.
  • Odd Friendship: Gets along strangely well with Celica, and never insults her like she does with, well every other character. Ragna lampshades this.
  • The Ojou: Is an upper-class woman and acts very haughty. Nago and Gii even refer to her as “princess.”
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business:
    • There are a few times when her chilly exterior crumbles, probably the best instance is when she meets Naoto face to face. It's the only time she really freaks out about something because Naoto's existence is threatening Ragna's due to their similarities. She gets even more violent towards Naoto when meeting him again in Act III.
    • In CF, she decides to not watch any more and do a lot of interventions, and it slowly weakens her. All because she has something to struggle against. Valkenhayn and Amane call her out on this.
    • In CF story mode, she becomes considerably nicer than before, to the point that others are freaked out because of it.
    • She's outright flustered and embarrassed when Ragna suddenly embraces her, futilely telling him to let her go. She's even blushing. She eventually stops fighting the urge and goes for the biggest hug she can give and receive.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: It is hinted that her nature is different even to her own father.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: While she's disrespectful almost everyone in cast, she finds Bang quite repulsive in particular even on Gag Reels, still some of her lines for the tutorial in Continuum Shift Rachel calls Bang a gentleman to outright refer to him without adding any insults, and said insults towards him are much tamer than the ones found in the main story.
    • A comedic version in CF, with several characters mentioning her being more nice and forthcoming is really freaking them out.
  • Parasol of Pain: Her parasol is a weapon.
  • Parasol of Prettiness: She carries around a living one that coordinates with her frilly dress.
  • Parasol Parachute: She can do this in one of her normal moves. In CP, in the intro of her fight with Ragna, she even does this while using Silpheed to float away from Ragna's attacks.
  • Pet the Dog: When she tells Ragna to never give up during one of the time loops. Doubles as a Ship Tease depending on how one looks at it.
    • Her case with Makoto, starting with saving her from Hazama, also counts.
    • Is much more kind in her treatment of Noel after the latter's Character Development, to the point where you could almost swear they were friends. She's also rather friendly and even protective of Celica as well.
  • Poor Communication Kills: She warns Ragna not to fight Terumi, despite the fact that he wants to do so more than anything else, but she doesn't give him a reason. She also warns him not to rely too much on the Azure Grimoire. For some odd reason, she never sees fit to share her suspicions that his Grimoire is a fake, and that Terumi is the one who MADE it, and thus not only knows how to counter it, but likely has a more complete version. Oh, and that if Ragna uses his fake too much, he'll become half a Black Beast. She apparently loves the sound of her own voice except when giving useful explanations.
  • Power Degeneration: In CF, she apparently has done a lot of Phenomenon Interventions that it slowly eats away at her power and she becomes weaker, and it also shortens her lifespan.
  • Precision F-Strike: During the retelling of the first two games in Chronophantasma Extend, Rachel demands to know "where the bloody hell" her tea is. Like Valkenhayn, this is far stronger language than is implied. Also in Continuum Shift Extend, she uses the word "ass" when paraphrasing Makoto.
  • Really 700 Years Old: She looks like an early teen at most, she's actually one of the oldest members of the cast.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Which adds more to her dark vibes.
  • Ripple Effect-Proof Memory: She, along with her familiars/servants Gii, Nago, and Valkenhayn are the only ones who retain their memories of each time loop. This is because she is an Observer: someone tasked by Takamagahara (or another similar power) to observe the various potential timelines. So she can carry out her duty, Takamagahara excludes her from any alterations it makes to the timeline.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: What she had been attempting to do for the past few hundred repetitions. It at lesat bears fruit in the end when Noel saved Ragna from falling to the Boundary, and Rachel sealed the deal by defending the place from Take-mikazuchi's attack.
  • Ship Tease: With Ragna. Calamity Trigger has the ending where she tenderly touches his cheek and tell him to never give up. Continuum Shift lays it on thick, however, to the point where it's nearly impossible to deny that the script intentionally does this. Especially in her bad and joke endings, which are both punctuated with a final line by Rachel intended to cause readers to question the extent of her feelings toward Ragna.
    • Chronophantasma continues the trend but not as blatantly as the other two games, aside from one gag reel when the Spectacles of Eros return and it is confirmed that the reason she is unaffected is because she already loves him as strongly as someone would under the influence of Spectacles of Eros (she also explains this to Celica, who's similarly unaffected for the same reasons).
    • It's shown more in CF where she's got a beef with Naoto (notably among the very few person in the cast that gets her all worked up) just because his existence threatens Ragna's, and in the act 3 preview she shows that she still puts her faith on Ragna. The story mode, also lays it on really thick, with an animated cutscene dedicated to the two of them, with them embracing as Ragna thanks her and says goodbye...right before he erases her memory of him. And then there's the epilogue where Rachel is willing to go through the hell of "possibility" to find Ragna despite not even remembering him.
  • Shock and Awe: Many of her special attacks, as well as her super and her Astral Finish, involve striking the opponent with electricity. All her victims suffer the effect of X-Ray Sparks as a result.
    • A few notable mentions: Arakune, due to his amorphous biology, has no skeleton; Hazama reveals his ghost form in place of a skeleton; Nu -13- proves that she's a cyborg rather than a robot, as she has a skeleton whereas Hakumen, a human soul contained in a mechanical body, does not. She herself also never gets shocked; Gii and Nago takes it instead.
  • Smug Super: As an extremely powerful Onlooker vampire, she usually behaves smugly and haughtily to most of the cast. The only ones she's nice to are Valkenhayn and, to a lesser extent, other Six Heroes.
  • Snark-to-Snark Combat: With Kokonoe, naturally, in her HMPK segment. Also with Ragna a lot.
  • Something About a Rose: Is heavily associated with them. Her stage is filled with them, her emblem features one, every time she teleports she appears in a flurry of rose petals and Leitmotif is even called “Queen of Rose.”
  • Spin Attack: One of her normal moves.
  • Spot of Tea: Including ordering it during a boss fight. Really, it sometimes seems like she can't go three minutes without drinking tea. It is hinted that it's her substitute for drinking blood.
  • Stalker with a Crush: The "crush" part has yet to be fully realized, though they sure love to imply it quite a bit in ''Continuum Shift'', canon or not. Come Central Fiction it is all but impossible to deny this trope is fully in effect.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: The ice part is very prevalent most of the time, however.
  • Suicide by Cop: At the end of Chronophantasma she asks Tsubaki to kill her if she or Jin failed to kill Ragna.
  • Teleportation: She can use Teleportation Magic. She loses this ability at the end of CP after intervening too much by sending Ragna into the past.
  • Theme Naming: Her specials are all named after flowers.
  • Time Abyss: She remembers 72,500 years of time-looped existence. Her reaction: Boredom!
  • Token Mini-Moe: Subverted. She looks like one, but at first, she's one of most influential and powerful characters in the cast.
  • Token Wholesome: Is the most conservatively dressed female character and unlike other relatively wholesome characters like Tsubaki and Celica, Rachel never takes part in Fanservice scenes and has never been seen in anything but her full dress. This is heavily subverted in official art however, where she has probably the highest concentration of Not Safe for Work images.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Mill crepes.
  • Transylvania: Her birthplace.
  • Trap Master: Sets up Lightning rods and flying bats and pumpkins and frogs that the opponent has to try and maneuver around.
  • Tsundere: Type A. Lampshaded by Kokonoe in her HMPK segment.
    • In Arc Systems Works recently released Fan CD: "BlazBlue Fan Disc Tsundere CD", Rachel is a host along with the Game's Ultimate Tsundere, Jin.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Rather subtle, but she was a lot more snarky and condescending towards virtually everyone back in the early parts of the series. By Chronophantasma, she's shown to be protective and supportive of the likes of Noel and Celica and even gives out her respect towards Kagura. Really, the only character she's still bitchy towards is...well...Ragna, and even then she shows more and more concern for him. By the time of Central Fiction, she does everything she can to support Ragna's cause, not that she ever drops her snarky attitude toward him but it's far less mean-spirited.
  • Vegetarian Vampire: She hates drinking blood, only doing it once to Ragna to save his life.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With everyone except Valkenhayn. She doesn't even try to hide her contempt for most of the cast. However, she has nothing but their best interests at heart and is trying her hardest to push them in the direction towards restoring the world to its natural state. Especially true for Ragna, just don't tell her that to her face.
  • Weirdness Search and Rescue: Serves as one for Makoto when she's trapped in one of the Noel-free timelines.
  • What Does She See in Him?: Questions Celica about what she finds attractive about Ragna; which is ironic coming from her.
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    • She delivers one to Litchi, after she executed a Face–Heel Turn out of desperation. Unfortunately for her, this didn't work, partly because all Rachel saw in her was 'obsessed with Arakune', rather than knowing that she's also dying and really needs the cure. Poor Communication Kills indeed.
    • Inverted when facing Hakumen. He delivers one to Rachel in Continuum Shift: after freeing him and trying to enlist him to her side, she explains that both Takamagahara and Terumi are on the move, due to Noel having become the eye. Hakumen, filled with rage, demands to know why, despite having been through hundreds of time loops and knowing how dangerous Terumi is, she still decides to do nothing but watch.
  • When She Smiles: In CF, Rachel finally smiles after Ragna hugs her and thanks her for everything.
  • Willfully Weak: Story-wise, Rachel's actually one of the most powerful characters, but holds back due to her pride, as well as to avoid being bored. Her "Unlimited" mode, however...
    • Also, if you notice, she never actually gets hit in battles — rather, poor Nago and Gii take all the punishment. And if you hold down 'crouch', she falls asleep in the middle of battle.
  • Wistful Amnesia: In the ending of CF, she, like many others, have forgotten Ragna from their memories... but when she sees Ragna's sword, she becomes saddened and tears up, while also feeling that it's telling her to "never give up".
  • The Woman Behind the Man: It's implied that she was behind Valkenhayn and Carl's actions in Taokaka's Gag Reel.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: For Jin/Ragna in her joke ending.
    Noel: *Under the influence of the Spectacles of Eros* It's just that...I...fell in love with Ragna the Bloodedge...
    Jin: *Enters out of nowhere* Excuse me, but what did you just say...?
    Ragna: JIN!?
    Rachel: My goodness! This is...both unexpected and...pleasing.
  • You Are Worth Hell: In the epilogue of CF, after she tells Tsubaki that the "will to never give up" (when she sees Ragna's sword) is a proof of hope, or "possibility", that she has, Tsubaki tells her that she shall fall into the "hell" of possibility. Rachel then retorts by saying that, even if that possibility is hell, she'll choose to take it without hesitation in order to find Ragna.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: In CF, due to constant interference with the current events, Rachel has been stripped of her Onlooker status. Now she's slowly becoming weaker and weaker, and is only waiting for the time she vanishes completely. Though as the epilogue shows, she's still alive, but possibly close to powerless.


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