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Playable Characters: Calamity Trigger (Part 1 | Part 2) | Continuum Shift | ChronoPhantasma | Central Fiction
Others: Non-Player Characters | Remix Heart | Light Novel Characters | XBlaze (Code: Embryo | Lost: Memories) | Alternative: Dark War
Spin-offs: Cross Tag Battle (BlazBlue | Persona 4: Arena | Under Night In-Birth | RWBY)
Individual Characters: Ragna the Bloodedge | Jin Kisaragi | Noel Vermillion | Rachel Alucard | Litchi Faye-Ling | Bang Shishigami | Hakumen | Tsubaki Yayoi | Hazama | Makoto Nanaya | Yuuki Terumi | Nine the Phantom | Izanami


BlazBlue, much like Guilty Gear, has plenty of Rummage Sale Rejects to go around. This is a list of the playable characters who will be introduced in BlazBlue: Chronophantasma. 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 Calamity Trigger, here for characters introduced in Continuum Shift (including Lambda, who skipped vanilla 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.


Warning: Some arts that are linked here (Canon or Fanon) are maybe NSFW. Some also contain spoilers.

Introduced in Arcade Version

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What happens when Tsubaki watches too much Gundam.
  • Height: 160cm
  • Weight: 47kg
  • Blood type: A
  • Date of Birth: March 14
  • Birthplace: Naobi
  • Hobbies: Painting, singing
  • Likes: Historical dramas
  • Dislikes: War

With the blade of retribution and scales of judgment, I come to deliver righteous justice! Atone for your sins!

Voiced by: Asami Imai (Japanese) / Julie Ann Taylor (English)

This is the true form of Tsubaki Yayoi's Armagus, the Sealed Weapon: Izayoi.

Through the Imperator's mind control spell, Tsubaki is forced into unleashing the full powers of Izayoi in order to accomplish her idol's goal of upholding the law of the NOL. Her profile, however, indicates that she will be freed from the effects of Mind Eater, and will seek the meaning of "true justice." Indeed, her arcade play takes place after she's freshly released from the Imperator's curse, and she's going around seeking answers for herself.

Her arcade playthrough is named The Awakening.

Her Drive, Scarlet Justice, lets her switch between her normal mode and Gain Art Mode, used for offensive attacks, much like Aigis in Persona 4: Arena. Her playstyle revolves around building the Zero Weave Gauge by using specials in normal mode, then using the gauge for her Gain Art Mode-specific moves. Her Overdrive is Freedom Justice, which continually builds up the Zero Weave Gauge.

In the fourth game, her Exceed Accel Banshee Lancer has her stun the foe with her sword. Then her Attack Drones start attacking the restrained foe multiple times, ending with a big cross-slash. Her Astral, Judge of Destiny, is very similar to her old one, but with a new animation: she transforms into a valkyrie with a shield and lance, as well as a different outfit than her original Astral. She then combines the shield and lance into a giant energy sword with angelic wings and feathers, before sending it rocketing towards her foe, impaling and disintegrating them.
For more, see her character page here.

    Amane Nishiki
  • Height: 180cm
  • Weight: 68kg
  • Blood type: O
  • Date of Birth: November 15
  • Birthplace: Unknown
  • Hobbies: Making Japanese sweets
  • Likes: Beautiful things (mainly handsome men)
  • Dislikes: Social withdrawal

Let this reach the heavens and earth! And those close by... fall victim to the ultimate embrace!

Voiced by: Akira Ishida (Japanese) / Yuri Lowenthal (English)

Amane is a member of a travelling acting troupe seeking new members. Hearing about a young vigilante, he (yes, HE) sets out in search of Carl to try and recruit him. He also finds several other males he meets to be fascinating. He later bumps to Rachel and both seem to know and respect each other. He is noted to be incredibly vain and obsessed with youth, and fights with a strange plumage than can metamorphose into weapons.

His arcade playthrough is named BUSHIN (lit. "DANCE GOD").

His Drive, Spiral, involves morphing his shawl into a drill shape to attack the enemy, utilizing a leveling system to power up his attacks. His Overdrive is Cyclone, which increases the level of his attacks to their maximum amount.

In the fourth game, his Exceed Accel is called Hazan Gekisou “Jakua Dengekitai” where he pulls his foe with his shawl, then knocks them up, then grabs them in midair with his shawl and slams them back to the ground. His Astral, Jakutoku Meika: Gōhahōyō, traps the opponent inside of a giant flower, which transforms them into their younger selves, which is then revealed momentarily as the flower bursts open. A green, orange and black curtain then slides out, obscuring the view completely.

  • Agent Peacock: Effeminate, flamboyant, and just as capable of kicking ass with the best of them. Flamboyant or no, you have to be a badass to withstand a barrage of intense heat, freezing cold, and shocking electricity with no side effects (as seen in Bang's gag reel).
    • Being an Observer will do that; even Azrael is excited to learn the depths of his power when he fights him in Amane's Centralfiction Act II arcade mode.
  • All Guys Want Bad Boys: He was instantly "fascinated" when he met Ragna during the events of the Chronophantasma portion of the story mode.
  • All-Powerful Bystander: He is Rachel's successor as an Onlooker (special kind of Observer), and such, is every bit as powerful as she was during Calamity Trigger. He claims that he doesn't like to meddle with the world's affairs, and aside from him chasing after Carl, he's more content with watching in the sidelines. In CF, however, he says that the same can't be said when someone tries to conduct the world by force, in that he'll step in. Nine calls him out on this.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Though he mostly flirts with and enjoys the company of men, he's also quite fond of big breasts and has even apparently got the hots for a certain furry lady...
    Amane (to Valkenhayn): "Well aren't you an attractive middle-aged man? I sense a lot of class from your demeanor, too...I think I might be forming a crush on you.
    Amane (to Makoto): That's a pretty sexy outfit you've got on there...I'm kinda into that.
  • Bishōnen: As expected of a character voiced by Akira Ishida.
  • Camp Gay: If his design doesn't already scream this, his profile is outright confirmation, listing his "Likes" section as "beautiful things (mainly handsome men)." You all have Sugita to thank for his existence, by the way.
    • Also played with in that in the Japanese script, he speaks with masculine pronouns ("ore" to refer to himself), and is quite the Large Ham in his battle dialogue.
  • Campy Combat: A flamboyant, feminine-looking man in a pink kimono who likes handsome men. His fighting style is dance-like and revolves around Clothing Combat, using his pink shawl and sleeves to strike enemies and form drills.
  • Clothing Combat: Fights with his shawl and sleeves that can shapeshift into different weapons, mostly in the form of Combat Tentacles and drills.
  • Combat Hand Fan: Gains a new move in Central Fiction called Gangan Senpu: Ginga (Rock Bracing Fan Cloth: Silver Grace), where he shapes his shawl to an uchiwa and bats with it. He can also blow a small tornado with it.
  • Crossdresser: He's one, natch. He also mistakes Noel for being one.
  • Dance Battler: He refers to battles as "dancing" and he aims to "dance on the greatest stage", i.e. a battlefield where the greatest warriors gather. His fighting style is also quite dance-like.
  • Death of a Thousand Cuts: Many of his moves (including his Drive and one of his DDs) deal a lot of weak hits.
  • Diving Kick: He has one as a normal move (which is a straight down vertical drill dive) and as a special move as his Gosei (Basket Force).
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Gets mistaken for a woman by many characters In-Universe. Go on, ask Bang, Hazama, Litchi...among others.
    Kagura (after checking him out): "...not another dude..."
  • Evolving Attack: His Drive has 3 levels, and it increases in level the more he uses his Drive move (or his Hariken special, or his DDs), becoming stronger and able to do more Scratch Damage in the process. Beware, however: if he overuses his Drive move until he goes past level 3, it overheats and makes him unable to use his Drive (or his Hariken special, or his DDs) until the gauge goes back to level 0. Using his DDs, in particular, will quickly increase his Drive level.
  • Foreshadowing: In CP Story Mode Rachel calls him Uzumenote  and is hinted to be an immortalnote  meaning that Amane will become important in the next game. Lo and behold, Amane becomes a much more active character in Central Fiction, and the reason for his immortality is revealed: he's an Onlooker.
  • Foil: As her successor as an Onlooker, he is one to Rachel. Rachel acts cold and aloof, but she does genuinely care enough about the world and its inhabitants to forfeit her Onlooker title and directly interfere with the events of the plot, something that is endangering her life. Amane similarly cares about the world, but is far less direct about it compared to Rachel.
  • Fountain of Youth: His Astral seems to work this way. note 
  • Fourth Wall Psych: In his Act 1 CF arcade play, during the talk with Rachel (rendered in CG art), he glances at the camera and says "don't you think so as well?" He was actually talking into Nine, who's watching behind the scenes.
  • Girly Run: His running animation.
  • Glass Cannon: For an immortal as an Onlooker, he's as fragile as Ragna and the Murakumos (in CP) or Kokonoe and Valkenhayn (in CF). He can also take off huge chunks of HP, even on block. Especially on block.
  • Grapple Move: His Gekiren (Raging Passion) special is his cloth turning into a big arm which comes out from the ground beneath the opponent and then slams them down.
  • Immortality: He's an Observer like Rachel, so he cannot die by normal means.
  • Immune to Mind Control: Rachel attempts to force him to give her answers using her SlaveRed spell, but it doesn't affect him. Central Fiction reveals why: he's an Observer who can also use sorcery just like her.
  • Improbable Weapon User: He'll whip you with his sleeves and drill you with his... shawl.
  • Large Ham: In the Japanese version at least, he speaks like a Kabuki performer.
  • Leitmotif: BUSIN/BUSHIN (lit. DANCE GOD).
  • Made of Iron: Almost at Azrael's level. Story mode has him shrugging off any fight he gets in with minor or no injuries at all. Being immortal may have something to do with that.
  • Mysterious Past: There is next to nothing known about Amane other than that he tried to train Bullet's squadron 10 years ago (which turns out... wrong) and that he has an interest in Carl. There's also no explanation as how his clothes are able to shapeshift. This may come through the use of sorcery.
  • Mythical Motifs: Rachel apparently calls him "Uzume", referring to Ame-no-Uzume-no-Mikoto of Japanese myth, the goddess who dance naked in order for Amaterasu to come out from her hiding in a cave.
  • Narcissist: Keeping in line with the below Vain Sorceress qualities, leave him idle for too long and Amane will admiringly examine himself in a hand mirror.
  • Neutral No Longer: As an Onlooker he is not supposed to interfere regardless of what happens to the world. However, he enters the Embryo, saying he cannot stand by if someone is trying to distort the world by force. After becoming involved he revived Takamagahara, offered to become Ragna’s Observer and delay his Black Beast transformation and is planning to save the world by reopening the Nemesis Horizon and sending the Master Unit back into the Boundary, this time with someone else filling it.
  • Nice Guy: His narcissism aside, Amane is never anything less than impeccably polite and courteous. His men also greatly revere him.
  • Noodle Incident: 10 years ago, he mistook Bullet's mercenary squadron for a dance troupe and forced them to dance for three days straight. She's never forgiven him for that.
  • Odd Friendship: Forges a strong friendship with Bang after a duel. A MANLY FRIENDSHIP!
  • Overheating: Part of the way Amane's drill moves balance out. Use them too much and you'll overheat your meter, causing it to drop all the way back down to level one.
  • Parasol of Prettiness: Is seen carrying one in some of his pre-battle animations.
  • Petal Power: Many of his moves are accompanied by flying sakura petals.
  • Punny Name: At least in the English context. While Amane looks like a lady, he is "a man, eh?".
  • Purple Is Powerful: His purple hair should tell you that he's more powerful than he looks. He's an Observer, for one.
  • Scratch Damage: The purpose of his Drive is to inflict damage on block. With his Drive on Level 1 the attacks are only slightly more damaging than any other attack. On Level 2 you're definitely going to feel the sting of the drills, but there's no need for panic just yet... Well, unless you consider the fact that from Level 2 it's just a matter of time before Amane reaches Level 3 which drills straight through your defenses into your HP pool for a ton of damage. Seriously, you're better off getting hit by a Level 3 Spiral than actually blocking it.
  • Shaping Your Attacks: Many of his moves turn his sleeves/shawl into various forms to hit the enemy with.
  • Signature Headgear: Fitting in with his geisha-inspired looks, Amane wears golden hairpins.
  • Signature Move: His Drive moves, as well as his Astral.
  • Single-Stroke Battle: His Seijuu Rensoukyaku (Holy Beast Kneading Spear Leg) DD has him striking through the opponent, then he gestures with his fan and the opponent is blasted with a burst of petals.
  • Spin Attack: His Raibu (Thunder Dance) special, done with his shawl and a straw hat.
  • Theme Naming: Surprisingly, his moveset is named after...Super Sentai titles? Albeit in homophone-styled parody readings.
  • This Is a Drill: As if the name of Amane's Drive, "Spiral", didn't give it away. His Hariken (Blade Detached Sword) special and Goukai Rasen Renpa (Splendid Spiral Chain Victories) DD also involves drills.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: His only reaction to Relius' Astral Heat is to giggle and comment how it's "pretty impressive." Most of the other characters subjected to it scream.
  • Transformation Sequence: In some of his Battle Intro he appears in a more graceful kimono and stylized hair. Then he somehow turns into his normal outfit by swinging his umbrella.
  • Vain Sorceress: Male example. The "Sorcerer" status was debatable up until Central Fiction which reveals that Amane is an Observer, and can use real sorcery just like Rachel and Nine.
  • Wild Card: His motives are very...unclear. He claims to not have a stake in the current conflict, and does remain neutral for the most part but then he revives Takamagahara for an as of yet unknown purpose. Even Takamagahara questions what he's doing, and he just answers that he's "going to start believing in something called 'possibility'".
  • You Will Not Evade Me: Minor example: Most of his C normals has a pulling effect on his opponent.

  • Height: 175cm (5'8.9")
  • Weight: 63kg (138.6 lbs)
  • Blood type: O
  • Date of Birth: August 2
  • Birthplace: Unknown
  • Hobbies: Embroidery
  • Likes: Spicy foods
  • Dislikes: Skirts (especially mini-skirts)

Stand in my way... I'll break your back.

Voiced by: Toa Yukinari (Japanese) / Erin Fitzgerald (English)

Bullet is a member of a mercenary group that ended up massacred in a certain incident involving Sector Seven. Seeking answers, Bullet now has a bone to pick with Kokonoe and Relius.

Her arcade playthrough is named Paranoia. Her story playthrough is named The Rat.

Her Drive, Lockon, shows a target reticule on the opponent and allows her to enter a state called "Heat-Up Mode." This state allows her to power-up many of her special moves and make her move faster. Her Overdrive is Heat the Beat, which places her in a constant state of Heat-Up.

In the fourth game, her Exceed Accel is called Execution Maneuver where she grabs her foe, then drags them along the ground (burning the ground in the process) before smashing them to the wall behind her. Her Astral, Hard Kill Bringer, involves her grabbing the opponent and repeatedly slugging them with fire-enhanced punches. She then slams the opponent to the ground and mounts them before revealing a pile bunker in her gauntlets and firing a huge blast of flames at point blank range, torching the opponent and cratering the ground, similar to Tager's Astral.

  • Ambiguously Brown: Has noticeably dark skin but her nationality is unknown.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her shirt stops about halfway down her chest.
  • Battle Aura: A blurring, red one in Heat-Up.
  • Battle Strip: Inverted. She takes off her jacket after the match is over (as one of her victory poses).
  • Berserk Button: If you know where Kokonoe is you have three options: Tell her what you know, run away, or get roasted.
    • She also has issues with Tsubaki due to Zero Squadron's involvement in the ill-fated mission.
    • Relius Clover is on her list as well due to his hand in setting up the mission and his association with Kokonoe.
    • Also, due to a Noodle Incident involving Amane (See below), his very existence is one for her.
    • Lastly, don't make fun of her uniform.
  • Boobs of Steel: Another contender, since she's very similar to Makoto. Mori, in fact, lists her as the third largest-breasted girl in the series, right behind Makoto at 2nd and Litchi at 1st.
    • Point in case, her chest is the first thing Toshimichi Mori decides to point out in an interview with Famitsu.
    Interviewer: "Okay, lastly, what can you say about Bullet?"
    Mori: "Well, she's quite big-breasted, isn't she?" (laughs)
  • Body Sled: Unlimited Bullet has one as a Distortion Drive, in the vein of Crimson Viper's Burning Dance.
  • Character Development: Undergoes a lot of it in Central Fiction. After realizing that Tager is in fact her former captain she confronts him about it and while he never regains his memories, the conversation proves to her that her captain truly did not betray their comrades. She then asks to fight him to prove that she is no longer the child that he needed to protect. After he confirms this for her, Bullet puts aside her quest for vengeance and answers, instead deciding to look towards the future and eventually joins Sector Seven.
  • Charged Attack: Locking on to the opponent for long enough gives them a red crosshair that signifies that her Drive moves become stronger and have better properties. Her Flint Shooter special can also be charged.
  • Child Soldier: As seen in her Amane-fied form, she already wore her uniform since she was little.
  • Close-Range Combatant: Being a grappler, most of her moves are of close-range. Her Drive helps closing in to the enemy.
  • Contralto of Danger: Has a very deep voice and is pretty aggressive and pushy to boot.
  • Crosshair Aware: The visual representation of her Drive hitting the opponent.
  • The Comically Serious: This is even Played for Laughs in Story Mode. Bang in an attempt to get her to loosen up, tries his best to make her laugh, even resorting to drawing a face on his chest and doing a bellydance. She does chuckle at the display... only to reveal that she was laughing at how hard he was trying.
    • This gets taken to its logical extremes in her Gag Reel.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: While her hair is more white than blonde she still fits the look.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Slightly towards Bang.
  • De-power: During her fight with Azrael in Story Mode, the presence of Celica causes her Ars Armagus to stop working, putting her at a disadvantage.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: In both Story Mode and her arcade mode, she attempts to kill Amane. The reason? He mistook her mercenary group for a dance troupe and forced them to dance for three days straight. Considering that this all happened 10 years ago, she's apparently never forgiven him for that.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Her response to Ragna saving her from Azrael.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Tao calls her "Butt Lady." She reacts poorly.
    • She takes Ragna's nickname of "Butt Floss" even worse.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Bullet's gauntlets are a form of ars armagus, but even without them, her grappling skills allow her to keep pace with the rest of the cast.
  • Evolving Attack: Her Drive gets stronger the higher her "Heat-Up" level is. At the start, the Drive just creates a small circle around her, at level 2 her Drive creates a larger one that covers most of the screen. Her Heat-Up level increases whenever she successfully hits with her drive, or if she uses her Afterburner special.
  • Fantastic Racism/Insane Troll Logic: Her Arcade mode plays with the two tropes. As her winquote against Makoto shows, she doesn't seem to harbor any real racist tendencies towards beastkin, unlike Hazama. But as her fight with Valkenhayn shows, if you happen to be a beastkin, she'll antagonize you because since she's looking for Kokonoe, who's part beastkin herself, then that means you know where she is.
  • Fish out of Water: When she's not fighting. Leading her to apply battle knowledge to all things... just like the Soldier.
  • Flung Clothing: One of her win poses involves releasing her jacket and has her topless (except with a bra), in the same vein as I-No.
  • Foil: To Tager in many ways. Both have Power Fists with different elements, both have mercenary backgrounds because he was her captain, both are grapplers, but while Tager's Drive drags his foes towards him, Bullet's instead moves herself towards her foes.
  • Forgotten Friend, New Foe: For Tager, it seems. Specifically, she and Tager were in the same mercenary unit, and the incident that left him in his current condition is the same one she's seeking answers for. Since most of Tager's memories are sealed/erased and he's also bound to Kokonoe's will...
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has one across the bridge of her nose.
  • Grapple Move: She excels in this. Most of them are actually "blockable" grabs, though (unlike, say, Tager).
  • The Grappler: She is a more mobile version who uses fire Ars Magus and her equipment to snatch folks out of the air and throw them around like ragdolls.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Partly due to having No Social Skills, she's almost like Ragna when it comes to being easily angered.
  • Heel–Face Turn: While she was never a villain per se Bullet is antagonistic towards Sector Seven, who are on the protagonists' side. In CF she then sides with Tager and answers from Kokonoe, basically joining their ranks; though that was when everyone's memories got muddled and reverted back to the time around CT. By the end of the game she's a real member of Sector Seven.
  • Hellish Pupils: If you look closely, she's got cat slits, plus she's rather aggressive, fitting into this trope further.
  • Hot-Blooded: What else would you expect from an Overdrive called "Heat the Beat"?
  • Hypocritical Humor: Her line after defeating Makoto in her arcade run. This coming from someone who wears hotpants.
    Bullet: Doesn't it bother you that people can see... everything?
    • And then there's this line from her Gag Reel, again coming from someone wearing hotpants. Apparently no one's ever told her the saying "Practice what you preach". It's even lampshaded by Noel and Tsubaki.
      Bullet: For the record, I hate skirts...and this open area around my chest. What the hell is that? I can't be caught wearing this!
      Tsubaki: Uhh, I think your own clothes were just as extreme...
      Noel: Exactly! For someone who wears those extreme low-rise pants so well day-to-day, this should be nothing!
  • Image Song: Her voice actress sings a vocal version of her theme "Spirit of Fire" called "REVENGER".
  • "Instant Death" Radius: Her Drive works like this.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's abrasive, antisoical, ill-tempered, and tends to hold grudges, but she's far from a villain. Sadly, only Bang gets to see the "Heart of Gold" part.
  • The Lad-ette: She's raised in a rough environment and thus acts quite like a rough guy.
  • Leitmotif: Spirit of Fire
  • Ms. Fanservice: Inevitable, considering her breast size is only outstripped by the Makoto and Litchi, compounded with the fact that she walks around wearing hotpants... Her Gag Reel pretty much takes this trope and milks it for all it's worth, for while Bullet claims to be modest it doesn't stop Lichi from tricking her into cosplay.
  • Murderous Thighs: Excluding her air throw.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Her Astral, which involves picking the enemy up and slugging them repeatedly, then slamming them into the ground and hitting them so hard they crater the planet.
  • No Social Skills: Due to being raised as a mercenary from young age, she doesn't know much outside of fighting. This is even lampshaded by Bang when her methods of getting information out of someone results in her nearly killing the person.
    Bullet: What? I can't do that? That's how I always get information.
    Bang: How are you not already in prison?
    Bullet: Shut up.
  • "Not So Different" Remark: After an encounter with Litchi goes wrong, she berates herself by saying she's no different from Azrael since despite initially wanting to talk to her, she ended up attacking her much like Azrael did during an earlier encounter with him.
  • One of the Boys: She was raised by male mercenaries.
  • Pile Bunker: Has one hidden in her gauntlet, which she uses to deal the final blow in her Astral.
  • Playing with Fire: If the name of her Overdrive, Heat the Beat, didn't give it away.
  • Power Fists: She fights with Ars Magus gauntlets that can shoot fire, with the left one being particularly large. Unusually for this trope she doesn’t primarily use them for punching, instead grabbing the opponent and blasting them with her palms at point blank range.
  • Private Military Contractors: She was a part of this in the past.
  • Raised by Dudes: She was taken in by Tager’s mercenary group at a young age and lived her life on the battlefield.
  • The Remnant/Sole Survivor: Of her mercenary squad.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Her motivation. She lost her mercenary squad to an ill-fated mission to Naobi (the same mission that caused Tager to lose his memory) and she holds several parties responsible. Kokonoe and Relius being her main targets.
  • Sacrificed Basic Skill for Awesome Training: Due to being Raised by Dudes and growing up on the battlefield, she doesn't really know much outside of fighting.
  • Shotoclone: her Flint Shooter is her projectile and her Cutting Shear and Snap Hands Fist are her uppercut moves.
  • Signature Move: Her Drive moves.
  • Skilled, but Naive: Having been trained since young age as mercenary while not having enough social skills easily makes her this.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's almost 5'9" and just... look at her design. She is also the tallest playable female in the franchise.
  • Terrible Artist: Quite clear from a map of Ikaruga that she drew in an episode of Teach Me More, Ms. Litchi!.
  • Theme Naming: Various gun operating mechanisms (i.e. snaphance, flint, miquelet).
  • They Call Him "Sword": In a variant, they call her "Bullet". It's not known if it's her real name or a name she picked up as a mercenary.
  • Three-Strike Combo: Her DD Serpentine Assault has 2 followups that you can perform if you have some Heat-Up stocks AND an extra 50 Heat.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: She's surprisingly absent in Chronophantasma's True Ending and it's never known if she found out the truth behind the Naobi incident.
  • When She Smiles: Bang makes it his goal to make Bullet laugh. When she finally does, she admits she's laughing because of how sad his attempts were. She appreciated the effort though.
  • Wipe the Floor with You: Her new move in CF named Cross Fire Wheel has her scraping the foe against the ground.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Her Arcade mode puts an interesting take on this. If pitted against Carl or Platinum, she'll fight them without hesitation, but as her winquotes against them show, she's actually adverse to the idea of hurting children. Justified considering her backstory.
    Bullet: {After defeating Carl) I can't bear to see children on the battlefield. Go home before this gets out of hand.
    Bullet: {After defeating Platinum) A battlefield is no place for a child. Surely you have someone important to you... Go to their side. It will be for the best.

  • Height: 203cm
  • Weight: 160kg
  • Blood type: A
  • Date of Birth: October 10
  • Birthplace: Unknown
  • Hobbies: Arm wrestling (he has never lost in it)
  • Likes: Struggle
  • Dislikes: Sporks

You're in luck, because I'm going to show you...NONE CAN RIVAL MY STRENGTH!

Voiced by: Hiroki Yasumoto (Japanese) / D.C. Douglas (English)

A feared member of Sector Seven nicknamed The Mad Dog who was locked away because of his violent personality, the cause of incidents where he attacked everything in sight - friend and foe alike. Azrael lives for fighting, and has an insatiable lust for power. Because his abilities are superhuman, he limits himself to make battles more entertaining. He has recently been released by his superiors and has a new objective: Kill Kokonoe and Tager and take Ragna's Azure Grimiore. Of course, he doesn't care about his superiors' wishes, and only agreed just so he could fight strong opponents, like Ragna or the Six Heroes.

His arcade playthrough is named Violence.

His Drive is The Terror, which lets him reveal weak points on the opponent. There are two different types of weak points - high and low, and depending on the position there will be different effects for the next Drive attack that hits the weak point. His Overdrive is Mental Colosseum, which makes all of his Drives inflict weak points even when blocked and stay there until the Overdrive ends.

In the fourth game, his Exceed Accel Full Spartan has him stunning his foe with a downward punch. He then does a series of moves, ending with him punching the midair foe to the wall. His Astral, Patriot Apocalypse, involves punching the opponent into a slab of ground, which he promptly tosses high into the sky. He then releases his limiters and as the opponent falls to the ground, he raises his fist to the sky, the resulting collision causing a massive volcanic eruption which completely disintegrates the slab of ground with the opponent on it. Azrael then exposes his bare back to the screen and laughs maniacally as the dust settles.

  • Affably Evil: Surprisingly. For such a blatant Blood Knight, he's pretty polite to everyone he meets, maintains an impersonal, friendly tone with people even when he threatens to kill them, and is even a good sport in battle. It's only when his Berserk Button is pressed does the monster come out.
  • The Alcoholic: Can be seen chugging a bottle of beer in seconds in one of his match intros.
  • Ambition Is Evil: His desire as shown in CF is to awaken the Black Beast and/or going to the "realm of the gods" so he can pick a big fight with them. Doing both are seen as majorly bad things.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Implied to be gay by Yūichi Nakamura, Hazama's seiyuu, although Azrael's seiyuu Hiroki Yasumoto tried his best to deny.
  • An Offer You Can't Refuse: The reason he teams up with Izanami in Act 2? She offered to let Azrael fight an even more godlike being than herself - the Black Beast.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Kokonoe and Tager for sealing him away.
  • Attack Its Weakpoint/Damage-Increasing Debuff: His drive is pretty much this. His drive moves give weakpoints, and if those same moves hit an existing weakpoint, the Drive move will become stronger and have special properties.
  • Ax-Crazy: Views the battlefield as a feeding ground and enjoys the act of fighting people to the death.
    Ah, the mayhem... Magnificent!
    • This is lampshaded in CF.
    Nine: Do you really wish to fight strong ones that badly?
    Azrael: A foolish question. I don't have any other reason to live.
  • Badass Back: The end of his Astral, which is a blatant homage to Akuma. One of his winposes has him take off his jacket and turn his back to the screen, as well.
  • Badass Baritone: Comes with being voiced by Asura and Wesker in Japanese and English respectively.
  • Badass Boast: Tends to give out a lot of these, but the quote above when performing his Astral and this quote when using his Black Hawk Stinger Disortion Drive stand out.
    Azrael: Your flesh and bones will know... THE TRUE MEANING OF POWER!!!
    • He also has an alternate quote for his Astral.
    Azrael: HAVE A TASTE, OF THE ULTIMATE DEATH! *Cue maniacal laughter*
  • Badass Longcoat/Coat Cape: Unlike most examples, this one is held by a strap. It's also regularly removed so he can smack you with it.
  • Badass Normal: Azrael possesses no Nox Nyctores, is not a beastkin, and seemingly has no magical abilites aside from Enchant Dragunov, which only serves to deliberately make him weaker. His only real power is his immense and seemingly inhuman strength and with that alone, he's able to decimate nearly half of the cast.
  • Barbarian Longhair: Has long, wild blue hair.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: Fights only with his bare hands.
  • Battle Aura: Appears quite a lot, as seen on his Distortion Drives and one of his victory poses. He even weaponizes it in one of his attacks, where it acts as a minor Barrier Burst with damage attached, complete with Super Armor.
  • Berserk Button: If you don't put up the fight he craves, he'll be disappointed. But if you put up a good fight and then stop fighting, he'll be pissed. This is because of his Restraining Bolt below. Kagura manages to turn this against him to imprison him.
  • The Berserker: Word of advice: If you're working with this guy and he starts fighting, it's best to just hide because there's no guarantee he won't turn his fists on you.
  • Beyond the Impossible: His arcade mode in Central Fiction has Nine stating that he broke out of his dimensional prison, which was created by Kokonoe, and that he did it with his bare hands. This is after he tore the very fabric of the Embryo, again by his bare hands, to reach Nine in the first place.
    Nine: Even during the Dark War, I never met a creature that can break the common sense like you do.
  • Big Eater: When snared by Amane's Astral, his response?
    Azrael: Where's my food?
  • Blood Knight: Azrael delights in violence, but he especially loves is a fight that can prove a challenge.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: He's very similar to someone like Akuma, in that he does have some morals and lines he won't cross, but ultimately all of it is secondary to his endless desire to fight and find strong opponents. Helping the villains in exchange for achieving that goal is of little consequence to him, but of course, the villains themselves are also fair game to him.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: When his opponent is particularly strong, he gets REALLY excited, with loud hammy laughs aplenty... and the sign that you really should run away.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: When confronted by Bullet, he remarks that he has fought members of her squad before, but claims he doesn't remember those he "devoured". In the CP Story Mode, where he later encounters her again, he finally blurts out about his past with her squad.
  • Challenge Seeker: Naturally, given his Blood Knight naturenote  but notable in that the man himself openly discusses this in his CF Act 2 ending. He explains to Izanami that his one and only desire is to battle stronger and stronger opponents, and saying that if there is truly no one left, his reason for living would be gone. If the likes of the Six Heroes, Kagura, Ragna, and Izanami are no match for him, he would try to challenge the gods themselves. Izanami finds this interesting, and contracts Azrael to help her with her plans. In exchange, she will give him the kind of opponent he seeks - the Black Beast.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: As far as the audience knows, he has no type of enhancements whatsoever, he's just really freaking strong.
  • Cleavage Window: One of Blazblue: Alter Memory's promotional items was a cleavage mousepad of his chest. His chest is said to give even the bustiest women of BlazBlue a run for their money.
  • Close-Range Combatant: Barring his Phalanx Cannon (which is guaranteed to be only used sparingly), all of his attacks have close range, and he's more effective at pressuring and high-low mixup.
  • Clothing Combat: Uses his coat during certain attacks.
  • Deadly Euphemism: Exactly how literal his "devouring" comments are are hard to tell, but even if he doesn't mean literally eating his enemy, just him making such comments makes it apparent just how much he hungers for battle.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Though it's less controlling earth and more manipulating the earth with shockwaves through punching it.
  • Diving Kick: He has this as a normal move.
  • Does Not Know His Own Strength: Played for Laughs. He breaks a soldier's arm after giving him "a gentle pat on the back", in his own words.
  • The Dreaded: It's not much of a stretch to say that nearly every character in the game is afraid of him. And the ones who aren't afraid or just don't know him find out the hard way why they should be afraid. Only a fool with an absolute death wish would even dream of fighting this guy. Some of the few characters that aren't intimidated by him include Hakumen (who still fled from him), Rachel, get the idea, only the most powerful characters in the entire story can talk shit to him AND back it.
    • Even then, these characters do not take him lightly, which speaks volumes for the usual self-assured attitude of the top-tier in Blazblue power chart.
    • In CPEX story Collision, he managed to break the morale of Tager's team with just a look, causing them all to retreat and leave him alone to battle Azrael.
    • To hammer this point even further home, it took Jin and Kagura teaming up to finally put him in cryogenic prison in Central Fiction; two of the most powerful warriors within the NOL. Take note that by this point, Jin's power levels are already considered Story-Breaker Power and Kagura even manages to out-trade his blows with his skills, but he still manages to beat Kagura so badly that he had to be temporarily put out of commission to tend to his injuries. Finally, it took Jin using his Finishing Move to do him in and he still manages to laugh it all off before succumbing.
  • Energy Absorption: Growler Field does this to projectiles, with each hit absorbed giving him a Phalanx Cannon charge (caps at three but it can absorb projectiles as long as it is held). This actually makes him incredibly viable against Take-Mikazuchi and Izanami as it will negate pretty much three-quarters of its moveset including Take-Mikazuchi's laser beam Distortion Drive.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Azrael doesn't take a liking to people bullying others weaker than them, as shown in episode 4 of "Teach Me More, Ms. Litchi!", where he makes the accusation of Litchi hurting Platinum. Also, Azrael despises cowardice of any kind.
    • While he accepts the offer to kill Kokonoe, Azrael is still disgusted with Sector 7's motive for releasing him.
  • Evil Laugh/Laughing Mad: Once he's done with his Astral and anytime he's in a fight.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: With Hiroki Yasumoto and D.C. Douglas as his respective Japanese and English voice actors? Evil as deep as the ocean.
  • Expy: Besides the hair color, Azrael's personality, general appearance, and disregard for technique or skill is a dead ringer for Yujiro Hanma.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: For reasons unknown he wears what can only be described as one half of a pair of assless chaps over his pants on his left leg.
  • Fatal Flaw: His bloodlust and pride. Azrael is far and away the strongest character on the roster, and yet he has no ambition to use this legendary strength for anything more than pointless violence. His simple worldview means that just offering a worthy opponent is all you need to lure him into a trap, and that's how he gets put out of commission; he gets lured into a fight with Kagura and then put into a pocket dimension.
  • Flanderization: A rather subtle example; while he's Unskilled, but Strong, he shows hints of Hidden Depths that show he actually does have actual skill (namely, he teaches you the concept of Yomi in the tutorial, his Drive is based around revealing weak points, and his Scud Punishment shows proper stances, and proper focus of his power into a Pressure Point strike that exploits all revealed weak points). Afterwards, however, those Hidden Depths were thrown out of the window with revelations that he truly doesn't have any technique at all.
  • Flash Step: A very liberal use of these since he doesn't run, not unlike Slayer.
  • Gameplay and Story Integration: It's revealed in his Arcade Mode that his tattoos act as a Power Limiter. That said, if you notice, they disappear when he uses his Astral.
  • Gameplay and Story Segregation: Story-wise, he's all but outright stated to be one of the most powerful members of the cast. Sure, you can beat him in a fight like a regular character and you might get a Perfect if you're lucky, but after the battle? Your character is struggling to regain their breath (if not outright beaten within an inch of their life) and desperately looking for a way to escape while Azrael's barely breaking a sweat.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: Played With. While Azrael does have a defined personality, he's mostly defined by the threat he poses and is treated more like an unstoppable force of nature. However, unlike Relius and Terumi, his personality and motives are entirely centered on finding strong opponents to fight.
  • Genius Bruiser: Implied with Scud Punishment and in Tutorial Mode, as explained in the Hidden Depths entry below.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: His fighting style in a nutshell. With just that and his strength, he can beat many members of the cast.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: CPEX story Collision reveals that he has a scar on his right arm. During his fight with Tager, Tager accidentally strikes the scar while attempting to dodge one of his attacks, which manages to actually cause Azrael genuine pain, leaving him vulnerable enough for Kokonoe to send him to the Dog House.
  • Graceful Loser: At least as graceful as someone like Azrael can be. When Kagura and Jin defeat him he's ecstatic to lose, presumably because he's finally found someone worth his time. He expresses intense anticipation for next time, though Kagura is confident there won't be one.
  • Guttural Growler: When he gets excited during battle. One of the many signs that you should run away.
  • Heavy Sleeper: It says a lot when his introduction has him sleeping in a chamber at absolute zero, and then waking up no worse for wear. In fact, some of his appearances just have him sleeping through some pretty ridiculous scenarios.
  • Heroic Build: Even more ripped than Bang or Kagura, which is only emphasized more by his tattoos. Despite this, he is most certainly not heroic.
  • Hidden Depths: Kagura mentions that Azrael pretty much fights by just throwing his power around. Which if you look at his movesets, it holds true. A lot of his animations consist of wildly thrown hook punches, or simply throwing his leg in the air. Except for one: A distortion drive called Scud Punishment, in which Azrael focuses and attacks with two fingers, as if striking a pressure point and leaves the enemy with both weakpoints open. It reveals that he might be more educated at fighting than his preferred style lets on.
    • Azrael's technical and strategic prowess in fighting are further hinted at when he serves as the tutor in the first part of the advanced tutorial mode. He shows rather extensive knowledge on how to exploit an opponent's openings and how to properly read them in order to set up mind games on them; his surprisingly stoic and thorough tone while teaching the mechanics shows that, though absolutely a Blood Knight, he's not just a reckless berserker. Perhaps justified in that gameplay-wise, he's indeed among the best at breaking guards and mix-ups.
    • In CF, he actually has some grasp on what actually is going on, unlike most others. Like how he notices everyone seems to have their memories reverted, or that Imperator is a god. It's just that he cares nothing about them and concerns more about more fighting.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Some of the cast claims that he isn't human and considering his... deeds, we can definitely rule out "human" for him.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: In Extend's story Collision, Kokonoe uses Tager's Idea Engine to overload Azrael's Enchant Dragunov limiters, stunning him long enough for her to send him to the Dog House. Years later, Kagura takes advantage of the limiter that prevents Azrael from attacking those who have no will to fight, again leaving him vulnerable enough for Kokonoe to seal him away once again.
  • Hot-Blooded: Normally calm, once the fight starts he lets himself out more, and if he's satisfied enough he'll show it, occasionally letting out a big laugh from the excitement.
  • Hunk: He's hot, beefy and very manly.
  • I am a Humanitarian: Heavily, heavily, heavily implied, what with his constant references to his battles as feeding on his opponents or eating their flesh. It doesn't help that one of his monikers he goes by (see below) is Cannibal.
  • I Have Many Names: The Mad Dog, Massacre King, The Genocider, The Deathbringer, The King of Atrocity, The Tyrant, Destroyer, Cannibal, Murderer. We can go all day with this guy. Lampshaded by Jin in Azrael's CP arcade play.
  • Image Song: His Japanese voice actor sings a vocal version of his theme "The Tyrant" called "GO in SOUL".
  • Inexplicably Awesome: It's never explained how he became that freaking strong.
  • Invincible Villain: Even moreso than Terumi and Relius combined. Chronophantasma's Story mode and his arcade mode has him steamrolling over nearly every member of the cast. And unlike the former two, he's never been defeated in battle. It took sealing him away in the space between dimensions to finally put him down. Ragna nearly uses the Azure Grimoire against him before he gets a flash of Azreal's Arcade Mode ending where Azrael starts releases his "Enchant Dragunov", and Ragna is convinced that the Azure Grimoire wouldn't be enough to beat him. A subtle but effective point to drive this home is that most battles with him in story mode end with his opponent desperately looking for an escape or beaten within an inch of their life while Azrael's theme is blasting in the background.
    • It is implied that he becomes the dummy for Challenge Mode because of this.
    • He FINALLY suffers defeat in CF, stated to be his first.
  • The Juggernaut: Probably the scariest thing about Azrael isn't his strength, fearsome as it is, but his ability to shrug pretty much everything thrown at him. In their fight in Chapter 13 of the "Chronophantasma" route of the third game, Kagura notes that despite their skills being relatively on par, Azrael has a hell of a lot more endurance. Even Hakumen notes that fleeing would be a more suitable option than trying to take him down.
    • In-game, Azrael has higher than average health and can shrug off any amount of projectile attacks or ranged Distortions with his Growler Field without his health bar even getting scratched. This is exemplified with the intro for a fight between Azrael and Kokonoe, where he absorbs a barrage from Golden Tager X no worse for the wear.
  • Kick Them While They Are Down: One of his intros has him stepping on an unconscious person before kicking them offscreen. Lord only knows what else he did to him.
    • One of his special moves is a Ground Pound that can be used as this.
  • Knuckle Cracking: He does that in several of his intros, as well as his taunt.
  • Large Ham: The more excited he is during battle, the hammier he gets.
  • Leitmotif: The Tyrant
  • Light Is Not Good: In contrast to Kagura's Black Knight Azrael wears white, is named after the angel of death, and is an Ax-Crazy Berserker.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Played with. He has a slow walking speed and his dash is a slow teleport, not a full run. But he can be surprisingly quick when he starts attacking, with him potentially be flying around as much as his opponent. He also has a heavy damage output (especially with his Drive) and is among the ones with the highest health in the roster.
  • Manly Gay: He gives off this vibe, or so Yūichi Nakamura says. Furthermore, a good portion of BlazBlue Radio Wide's "Riot" special for Chronophantasma consisted of most of the other seiyuu assembled (mainly the aforementioned Nakamura, as well as Aoi Yūki) teasing Yasumoto about this, much to his dismay and disapproval. (Although Yasumoto himself did indulge in some jokes with Nakamura from time to time...)
  • Megaton Punch: His Astral and half of his movelist. The animated version is even more awesome.
  • Mr. Fanservice: He's picking some stuff from Bang, evidently, with the constant Walking Shirtless Scene action, fanart accessible within the games and even merchandise of his pecs used as a mousepad.
  • Mysterious Past: There is not one scrap of backstory for Azrael. Nothing about his upbringing or where he came from, or how he got involved with Sector Seven in the first place. Beyond his participation in the Ikaruga Civil War, we have no information on how Azrael got to his current nigh-invulnerable status.
  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast: His name is taken from The Angel of Death.
    • Not only that, his Drive is also called The Terror.
    • Other names he goes by are Genocider, The Mad Dog, and King of Atrocity, in case you didn't get the hint that you do NOT mess with this guy.
    • Thirdly, the name of his Astral Heat? Patriot Apocalypse, yeah all pretty strong indicators to really run away from this guy.
    • Fourth, his theme song is called "The Tyrant," and is another moniker of his. They really want you to know that you should never encounter or even look at this man in your lifetime.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: If it's not a trap set up by Kokonoe, then absolutely nothing that's been thrown at Azrael has been shown to hurt or impede him in the slightest. He's even slept inside a near absolute zero prison and woke up no worse for wear apart from oversleeping.
    • This gets Played for Laughs in the Gag Reels he appears in where he pretty much sleeps through everything throw at him; extreme heat, cold, meat, kittens, you name it. ...Except digestion by Arakune however.
    • He's replaces Bang as the training dummy for challenge mode. But unlike Bang's case where it serves to highlight his Butt-Monkey status, Azrael's time as a training dummy shows that nothing you'll throw at him will bother him too much.
  • Noble Demon: Make no mistake, Azrael loves the carnage and mayhem he causes but unlike Terumi, he has some honor to go with it. If he considers you a Worthy Opponent, he will genuinely commend your strength. If you show potential, he will spare you so you can get stronger and fight again. Lastly, he absolutely hates cowards and people who stand back from a fight. And if Teach Me Again Ms. Litchi is to be believed, he also hates picking on the weak and people who do so.
  • Obviously Evil: Just look at all the evil tropes on his entry. Hell, just look at all the things under Names to Run Away From Really Fast alone. The game is telling, nay, practically begging you to stay as far away from him as possible. Don't even spare a glance at him.
  • One-Man Army: He managed to slaughter a lot of troops (whether it's from the NOL, Ikarugans or mercenaries) during the Ikaruga War.
  • Outside-Context Problem: Much like Izanami most people believe Azrael is not even human but something else. His real origins are complete mystery.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Oh yes. Need proof? Look at his Astral — it completely turns the surrounding area into a wasteland!
  • Power Limiter: "Enchant Dragunov" serves this purpose, and Azrael only uses the Level 1 setting to keep from killing his opponents too quickly - mostly to draw out his thirst for battle, per his Blood Knight nature. He unleashes Level 2 after facing off against Ragna in Arcade Mode, daring him to follow suit with his Azure Grimoire. Ragna obliges. And in CF's Story Mode, he's about to unleash Level 4 after being overwhelmed by Kagura, only to be frozen by Jin's Arctic Dungeon.
  • Power Tattoo: Inverted: the tattoos all over his body are revealed to be said limiters, and he removes them during his Astral as well as his ending, where he fights Ragna after he unleashes his Azure Grimoire.
  • Pride: He's really proud of his strength and will go around showing it to practically everyone he comes across. And that's with him limiting himself.
  • Psycho for Hire: Psycho is the operative word.
    • At the present time, he's this to the Sector Seven. He only cares for fighting strong opponents, but he has no choice but to follow his employee's orders and limitations. In the past, he was this to Bullet's squad, but because of his berserker tendencies, he killed them all while in battle, except one who escaped: Bullet herself.
    • In Act 2 of Central Fiction he teams up with Izanami because he desires the greatest fight of his life, the Black Beast itself.
  • Psychotic Smirk: His default expression.
  • Punched Across the Room: A staple of his game mechanics. A good chunk of his movelist wall-splats the opponent, with one move in particular being capable of carrying the opponent from Azrael in the corner to the opponent in the other corner.
    • Megaton Punch: His Black Hawk Stinger DD and his Astral are pretty much this.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Unlimited Azrael gains one as a new special move.
  • Rated M for Manly: Compared with the other newcomers, at least to Western players. In Japan, on the other hand...
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Subtler than usual, but he's still pretty much someone not to be messed with.
  • Restraining Bolt: Sector 7 made sure to take precautions in releasing him. They placed an Ars Magus that prevented him from attacking anyone who doesn't have a "will to fight" aside from Ragna, Tager and Kokonoe. This is ultimately his undoing as it is exploited by Kagura in their fight at the Colosseum when he notices that Azrael didn't continue to attack him when he momentarily lost consciousness. Kagura proceeds to "give up" which prevented Azrael from fighting any further and gave Kokonoe the chance to seal him away again.
  • Revenge: Against Kokonoe and Tager for imprisoning him.
  • Sarcasm Mode: This line after "accidentally" breaking a soldier's arm in a friendly gesture when released.
    Azrael: Oops. My apologies. That was supposed to be a gentle pat on the back.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can/Tailor-Made Prison: Prior to the game, he was sealed by Kokonoe in "The Dog House", a special sub-zero prison so cold that atoms cannot move. It was apparently a rather shoddy can as when we first see him, he's sleeping in it. He gets out of the can thanks to Sector Seven, but he gets sealed in another prison by Kagura and Kokonoe. This time in the space between dimensions.
  • Shoryuken: He gains this move in CF named Panzer Strike, done with his knee. He additionally does a descending punch after that.
  • Sickening "Crunch!": Azrael will do this to anyone he nails twice with his Drive. Even the ones who have no bones to break (Arakune, Hakumen).
  • Signature Move: Expect to see him doing Valiant Crush and Hornet Bunker a lot. His Growler Field as well, thanks for it being the counter for most things Take-Mikazuchi can throw at him.
  • Slasher Smile: A blink-and-you'll-miss moment, but during his Astral, a brief close-up of Azrael has him sporting a terrifying Slasher Smile.
  • Smug Super: Azrael knows he's a badass and has all the power to prove it.
  • The Social Darwinist: With his constant espousing of how only the fittest can survive, to his mindset of being a predator looking for adequate prey to consume while believing weak prey deserve only death, he's most definitely this.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: In contrast to Terumi, most of the time his voice is barely raised above a polite impersonal tone even when he threatens someone's life. Of course he becomes a rather Large Ham when the actual battle starts, but still.
  • Super Mode: Unlimited Azrael gains one as a Distortion Drive; it lets him parry up to 7 attacks (much like in Street Fighter III) and teleport behind the opponent after each parry.
    • In other words, it's Musou Tensei from the Fist of the North Star fighting game that was also done by Arc System Works.
  • Super Strength: To ridiculous levels.
    Azrael: Only the fittest can survive!
  • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome: Sometimes it's not enough to rely on your natural talents and you may have to hone your skills. It doesn't matter how strong you are, relying on your raw, natural talent will only take you so far. He learns this the hard way during his final battle with Kagura in CF. Also, for all his ridiculous power, his straightforward mindset and bloody motivations make him incredibly easy to string along - he's only ever a pawn for others and multiple characters are able to trick him just by dangling a new fighter in front of his nose.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: At 6'7".
  • Theme Naming: All of Azrael's specials are named for various missile models (Gustaf, Phalanx, Hornet, Scud...) as well as other modern weapons.
  • Three-Strike Combo: His Tiger Magnum special can be continued to Cobra Spike and then Leopard Launcher.
  • Token Evil Teammate: This is the reason he was sealed away in the first place.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: When subjected to Relius' Astral, his final quote is along the lines of "That's all you have...?" Compared to everyone else...
    • He continues laughing off practically everything thrown at him in Bang's gag reel, all the way up to Arakune. This ultimately gets him killed by digestion.
  • Too Powerful to Live: By his own admission, he's barely using an eighth of his true power; even then, he easily either decimates strong characters like Valkenhayn or forces incredibly powerful characters like Hakumen to flee. Were it not for Kokonoe trapping him into the space between dimensions, there wouldn't be much of a plot to salvage after he's had his "fill".
  • Unblockable Attack: His Black Hawk Stinger DD is unblockable if it hits a weakpoint.
  • Unskilled, but Strong:
    • He appears like this on the surface, what with his entire fighting style being nothing but wildly thrown hook punches and simply throwing his leg in the air, and revolving entirely around his raw power and bloodlust (such that Hakumen, one of the legendary Six Heroes, decides that fleeing would be a wiser choice), but then see Hidden Depths above.
    • CF, however, reveals that he really is this trope. As Kagura notes, Azrael has no technique and relies solely on throwing his power around. This ends up biting him in the ass during their final battle. Because Kagura has been training every day, and unlike Azrael has an actual reason to fight, he is able to completely overwhelm the Mad Dog. By the time Azrael decides to unleash Level 4 of his Enchant Dragunov, he's exhausted so much stamina that Jin is able to easily freeze him with Artic Dungeon.
  • Use Your Head: One of his normal moves.
  • Video Game Cruelty Potential: Similarly to Terumi, much of the enjoyment of playing Azrael is seeing him send characters flying through the air like ragdolls. Successfully connecting two of his Drive attacks onto the same spot rewards you with an audible noise of the opponent's bones breaking to drive home the sheer strength of the blow. More fun comes from kicking his opponent into a wall and just pounding on them.
  • Villain Forgot to Level Grind: His ultimate undoing in CF.
  • Villain Has a Point: It's really difficult to disagree with Azrael when he calls out Sector Seven's motives for releasing him.
    Azrael: So, let me get this straight: First you guys get Kokonoe to capture me and put me on ice, and now you're releasing me so I can kill her? That's the joke of the century right there. You're a bunch of selfish assholes by any standard.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Downplayed, he has his Coat Cape covering his body most of the time. He wears nothing underneath and he lets go of it in some of his moves as well as his winpose.
  • Wild Card: Despite being released by Sector Seven to kill Kokonoe and Tager and take Ragna's Azure Grimiore, he flat out states that he's does not care about Sector Seven's whims and is doing it solely for his own reasons.
  • Willfully Weak: It is revealed in his ending that the limiters, Enchant: Dragunov, he imposes on himself are the various tattoos across his body. It suppresses his great strength and allows him to control it better so as to not instantly kill his opponents. The reason most of the cast is barely able to survive against Azrael? He chooses to keep his limiter on in order to extend the 'fun' of a fight.
    • This ends up being his undoing in Central Fiction. By the time he completely removes Enchant Dragunov and goes all out against Kagura, who's been training daily, he's already exhausted and Jin is able to use his Astral Heat to encase Azrael in ice like he was at the start of Chrono Phantasma.
  • World's Strongest Man: In terms of raw physical strength, he's easily the strongest member in the entire cast, especially since his powers aren't the result of magic or technology. To put it simply: even Hakumen found fleeing to be a preferable alternative than continuing his battle with Azrael.
  • Worthy Opponent: Hopes to find one out all of the crazy powerful individuals gathering in Ikaruga, which range from the Six Heroes, the Grim Reaper, and the Black Knight. When the latter two don't give him the fight that he sought, he wasn't happy to say the least. If he's selected as a voice announcer option, whenever any of the Six Heroes (barring Platinum), Ragna, or Kagura are selected, his tone ranges from amused to loud and excited.
    • In Bang's CP Arcade Mode, he ends up finding a worthy opponent in Bang of all people, after the ninja manages to fight him to a standstill. After the fight is over, he asks for a rematch should their paths cross again.
    • In Story mode, he found a lot of enjoyment from his battles with Kagura. He ended up getting pissed off that in their rematch, Kagura spent more time on the defense. Ironically enough, Kagura is the one to ultimately defeat him in CF.
  • Would Hit a Girl/Would Hurt a Child: Put simply, there's no one he won't beat up. Gender or age, it's all fair game to him. If you can put up a fight, you've earned a beatdown. And when sufficiently enraged, this will even extend to those who can't fight. When Ragna refuses to use his Azure Grimore, he tried to kill Celica in an attempt to enrage him into using it. And had Rachel not thrown Gii in his path, he would've succeeded.
  • Your Mind Makes It Real: The implications of his Overdrive, Mental Colosseum, is that the threat of being hit by this guy alone is enough to put a weak point on the opponent by sheer intimidation factor.

Introduced in Console Version

    Kagura Mutsuki
Quite the lech, is he not?
  • Height: 187cm (6'2")
  • Weight: 83kg (183 lbs)
  • Blood type: O
  • Date of Birth: January 15
  • Birthplace: Ōkoto
  • Hobbies: Fishing
  • Likes: Alcohol, women
  • Dislikes: Matters that are unclear

Please, just one grope!

Voiced by: Keiji Fujiwara (Japanese, Chronophantasma-Central Fiction; deceased), Daisuke Namikawa (Japanese, Alternative Dark War; current) / Grant George (English)

The current head of the Mutsuki family, the highest-ranked of the Duodecim. Unlike the rest of the NOL, he cares more about the people than serving the government. Despite the feminine name, Kagura is a man. He is currently planning a coup of the NOL after his family had a falling-out with them. Aside from that, in the story, he also gives the deserting Noel and Makoto a place to shelter, captures Ragna, strikes alliance with Kokonoe and later plans to bait Azrael and Tsubaki using Ragna as bait.

His arcade playthrough is named Revolution. His story playthrough is named Determination.

He is a combination between a "charge" character note  and a stance character who can switch styles using his Drive, called Black Gale. His Overdrive, Vehemence Edge, allows him to switch between stances quicker. So quick, in fact, that it becomes possible to chain together several attacks from each stance, similar to Noel's Drive.

In the fourth game, his Exceed Accel is called Kouryuu “Genma Rettouzan”/Dark Flame of the Bellowing Dragon where he first smashes his foe with his sword, then does multiple rolling slashes before unleashing a purple wave from the ground that knocks the foe away. His Astral, Kokuryuu Tenshouraijin/Black Dragon's Sky-Rending Blade, involves swinging his Zweihander in an upwards motion. If it connects, the opponent is engulfed by dark energy as Kagura lifts his sword up and slams it into them while imbued in the same dark energy, obliterating the opponent completely in the same manner as Ragna's Astral.

  • The Ace: Much like his comrade-in-arms, Jin, he's had numerous woman fawning over him, holds a high ranking position within the NOL, and is charismatic enough to earn Rachel's respect upon their introduction. Even Ragna starts to feel outshined by him, and he's more than a little annoyed about it. About the only flaw he has is his inability to curb his perverted and slacker tendencies, and even those don't weigh him down that much.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: With Noel, who doesn't notice. He surprisingly shows a hint of jealousy in CF that Noel would do anything Ragna said.
  • Alternate Company Equivalent: In a Decomposite Character sort of way, he is this to Dante in a similar way Ragna is. While both are BFS wielding one-man armies with a Dark Is Not Evil appearance, they seem to have gotten different attributes of the Son of Sparda. Kagura got the lion's share of Dante's status as The Ace, way with women, and shameless but respectable attitude toward them. Ragna, meanwhile, got both Dante's looks and the more shitty aspects of his life. Such as his Dark and Troubled Past, Butt-Monkey status, and messed up relationship with his brother (who himself is practically an Alternate Company Equivalent of Vergil).
  • Always Someone Better: Proves to be this toward Ragna in Chronophantasma. He pretty much easily beats him and jokes about it, and gains the respect of Rachel and Kokonoe upon first introduction. To drive this home, not only does he have one more belt than Ragna does, but even his own oversized blade is bigger than Ragna's!
  • Animal Motifs: Dragons. Big, scary, shadowy black dragons.
  • Anime Hair: Reminiscent of Sasuke Uchiha's.
  • Ascended Extra: The Mutsuki house was first mentioned in an episode of Teach Me, Miss Litchi Reloaded, and expanded upon in Makoto's CS Story, Slight Hope where Makoto mentioned their planned coup (although their name was misspelled as "Mutsugi"). Later in various Arcade runs in CP, Kagura's name is mentioned a few times. Then he becomes a console exclusive character.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Kagura is about on the same level of power scale as his comrade, Jin. Tager even commented that Kagura would have been the "Hero of Ikaruga" if Jin didn't have it first, further cementing them as two of the most powerful soldiers in the NOL's arsenal. But his rank is "Colonel", which is higher than Jin's "Major", and is the head of the prestigious Mutsuki family that is considered to be the greatest of the 12 Duodecim families.
  • Badass Armfold: His story mode portrait's default pose.
  • Badass Back: One of his winning poses.
  • Badass Baritone: Somewhat downplayed in that he also speaks in a laid-back and playful tone at times. But can still talk like a badass when the time comes.
  • Badass Biker: His Unlimited version has a move where he runs over his opponent with a motorcycle. It's as awesome as it sounds.
  • Badass Cape: Seems to be a recurring thing among the Duodecim.
  • Berserk Button: He's normally pretty laid-back and easy going, but when Arakune attempts to consume Noel while she was sleeping, he flips, declaring that he's going to kill him in the angriest tone we've heard. Even Ragna was pretty overwhelmed by such a reaction.
    "You! You did this to Noel baby! I'll kill you! You stupid living puddle of tar! I'll murder you! You bastard! Don't think you can leave this place alive!
    • Ironically, despite being a total pervert and flirt, he does not like seeing women physically abused or hurt. He attacked Ragna when it looked like he was hurting Noel (In truth he was just trying to talk to her, but got a little too forceful) and he nearly leaped down to fight Azrael before he was supposed to when he saw him wailing on Bullet.
    • Whenever Jin calls Noel "trash", Kagura gets furious.
    • More minor, but in CF, he heavily dislikes being lumped within the same category as Azrael.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Despite working for the NOL, Kagura is one of the most laid-back, altruistic, and out and out cool guys to be around. However as Ragna, Azrael, and Arakune learn the hard way, getting on his bad side is a virtual death sentence.
  • BFS: His weapon of choice is a big, rectangular black sword whose blade is about as long as he is tall, and he can be seen freely leaning against it after he planted it on the ground in his intro and win poses.
  • Big Brother Mentor: Remix Heart shows Kagura to be this to his relative Taro Sasaga'e, even going as far as to tease Taro over an Accidental Kiss with Mai and entrust Jin's safety and well-being to him. In turn, Taro refers to Kagura as "Big Bro", but is also quick to imply him as a Casanova-type, snidely insinuating that Kagura dial back in his interest in the ladies a notch or two.
    • He's also this to most of the cast in Chronophantasma, particularly Ragna, who he gives advice on how he should use his Azure Grimoire and what he should use it on instead of just throwing its power around.
  • Big Good: One of the few people who knows exactly how messed up the NOL is, and is attempting to do something about it and enlists most of the cast in doing so. He was even created with this in mind as Mori felt the cast lacked any definitive "Good Guys".
  • Black Knight: For bonus points, his moniker is the trope name.
  • Brought Down to Badass: Worth noting that despite his soul and strength being drained by the effects of the Embryo like the other entitled, he's still one of the few people that can be relied on to trade blows with heavy hitters like Ragna and Azrael and have a pretty strong chance of succeeding. Ragna even outright states that he's on Azrael's level, much to Kagura's distaste.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Despite his perverted tendencies, he's every bit as competent as you'd expect the head of the top family in the Duodecim to be. He successfully comes up with a plan to lure out both Azrael and Tsubaki, and is able to hold his own in a fight with the former before Kokonoe intervened.
  • Butt-Monkey: Certainly not to the extent of Ragna, but it's there, with Kokonoe transforming his bachelor pad into an elevator without his permission. And then there's all the times Makoto hits him...
  • Canada, Eh?: Born in the 1st hierarchical city Okoto, situated in Canada.
  • The Casanova: In at least one official art, he's surrounded by a variety of girls, all of which are enamored with him, including one fox beastkin. Same fox girl appears on top of him in one of his win poses. He also tries his charm on almost all of the girls, to varying success.
  • Casting a Shadow: His attacks are imbued with a shadowy element, though this sometimes crosses over with Playing with Fire and Shock and Awe, as seen by his Supreme Dragon's Inferno Distortion Drive and his Astral.
  • The Charmer: He certainly has shades of it. You'd have to be one to get Rachel's respect on their very first meeting.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: He may hit on women with reckless abandon but he actually does care about their well-being, God help you if you try to harm a woman in his presence. It's in that moment he goes from "shameless flirt" to the goddamn "Black Knight".
  • Colonel Badass: He has the fourth highest rank in the NOL.
  • Confusion Fu: His stance mechanic allows him to be played like this.
  • Crosshair Aware: When surveying the BWH measurements of the various ladies he encounters, Kagura's keen eyes operate as such.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Poor Ragna never stood a chance. To be fair, though, Celica was nearby.
    • Arakune didn't have a chance, either.
    • Kagura himself is on the receiving end of this by Izanami in his Act 2 arcade mode in CF.
    • He also ends up losing this way to Azrael during Act 2 as well, much to the latter's disappointment since the Black Knight was previously able to stalemate 1/8th of his power. It's the result of the Boundary making the entitled progressively weaker.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Let's see, dark features, a flowing black cloak and large black & red zweihander, and dark-based attacks mixed with either fire or lightning, and being the so-called "Black Knight", being voiced by FujiKei (AKA the Japanese Joker), he's the current head of the Mutsuki family, the highest ranked of the Duodecim families, and also the only member of the N.O.L who isn't a rigid templar for the Imperator's words or a Jerkass Upper-Class Twit. He's actually a cool, affable guy who actually cares about the people, and to this end is plotting a coup to remove the current Imperator and install Lord Tenjo's young son Homura into power. The only problem is he's a bit of a skirt-chaser.
  • Deadly Lunge: His Sky Dragon's Strike special.
  • Difficult, but Awesome: Despite his playstyle being a combination between two of the hardest types of characters to play in fighting games, Mori expects that he will be an easy character to be pick up.
    • In the vein of Guile, he only possesses two specials in his default stance, a projectile and an anti-airnote . The rest are various modified normal attacks that change depending on the stance he's in.
  • Downloadable Content/Unlockable Content: In the original release of CP he was unlocked by completing Story Mode but was also available as paid DLC if you didn’t want to do this.
  • Dragon Knight: somewhat downplayed: He's a knight with a BFS and his moves have names related to dragons and have dragon imagery in them (and he sometimes shouts names of various dragons in different myths in his attacks), and... that's it.
  • Dramatic Wind: In one of his win poses, he poses backwards while his cape flutters along with the wind.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: His first real appearance was in a chapter of Remix Heart, months before his official debut in the console version of Chronophantasma.
  • Establishing Character Moment: The player's first encounter with Kagura in the Chronophantasma story involves a woman running out of his office, which Noel points out reeks of alcohol. Not long after, he tries to hit on Noel and Makoto, much to the latter's ire. His "commander" role only starts to show after Kokonoe arrives on the scene.
  • Everyone Has Standards: While he flirts with almost every woman on the roster and is ready to analyze their busts in a matter of seconds, Kagura holds back doing so on two characters: Rachel and Kokonoe (both of them handily for the same reason).
  • Foil: For at least two characters.
    • Hilariously done so with Bang. The two are both former pupils of the same master. Their personalities are polar opposites: Kagura is a Brilliant, but Lazy Deadpan Snarker while Bang is a Hot-Blooded Large Ham. While Bang will declare unwilling participants that they are his disciples, Kagura will similarly call females (namely Makoto) his lovers. They're also perverts, but Bang only has eyes for one woman while Kagura... is the opposite. Also, while Bang is a massive Butt-Monkey who thinks he's The Ace, Kagura is a straight up ace.
    • Also serves as one to Jin. The two are both famous, high ranking officals in NOL. But whereas Kagura is a Nice Guy and The Ace, Jin is a Jerkass and a Broken Ace (Though in his defense, he's at least growing out of it). Kagura represents what Jin would be if he ever got over his deep-seated issues.
  • Fratbro: Kagura's mentality of least resistance, especially if he's had something to drink. It usually takes Hibiki or Makoto to break him out of it.
  • Gender-Blender Name: "Kagura" is a woman's name.
  • Grapple Move: His "Dragon's Claw" special.
  • Groin Attack: On the receiving end of many from Makoto.
  • Handsome Lech: This basically his most prominent trait. Kagura is fully aware of his sex appeal and abuses it to no end. How bad is it? With the exception of three characters, he hits on literally the entire female cast in his Battle Intros.note  Keep in mind this is a cast of over 30 characters as of this writing and the females make up about half.
  • Handwraps of Awesome: His "round winpose" has him rewrapping his wrists. Considering his choice of weapon, wearing them makes perfect sense.
  • Heroic Build: Giving Bang's "manly chest" a run for its money with his mancleavage.
  • Hidden Depths: Why is he trying to stage a coup? Because he was sick of seeing people die in the war and hates seeing such things. He also seems to know some secrets behind our three protagonists' relationships.
  • Homing Projectile: One version of his Dragon Spirit special becomes this as his Unlimited form.
  • Humble Hero: While he can be proud of his abilities, he attributes his successes to his great subordinates.
  • Hunk: In contrast with Jin's Bishōnen.
  • The Jailbait Wait: His commentary with Platinum.
    "Yeah, you're just a little too... young... for me. In more ways than one. Come see me in another 10 years."
  • Lady Killer In Love: It's ambiguous if it's genuine or he's just being...himself, but he does have a noticeable amount of concern for Noel. In CF, especially the story, he's pretty much motivated for her safety.
  • Leitmotif: Black Aggression
  • Made of Iron: Notably, he tanks Azrael's Black Hawk Stinger with ease.
  • Mellow Fellow: Being laid-back and nice is his default demeanor.
  • Mighty Glacier: Compared to Jin Kisaragi, Kagura deals higher damage and has greater attack range, but is among the slower characters in the series.
  • Nice Guy: Handsome Lech tendencies aside, he's one of the most altruistic characters in the series. He's even noted for his idealism despite the setting the series takes place in.
  • Nothing Personal: His win quote against Terumi. Justified in that he's never met Terumi prior to the game and is thus one of the few characters who doesn't hold a personal grudge against him.
    Kagura: Nothing personal, but if I don't bring you back with me, Kokonoe's gonna lose her shit. Wouldn't want that to happen, would we?
  • Oddly Shaped Sword: His sword looks like a mix of a cricket bat, a gravestone and the Fireseal.
  • One-Handed Zweihänder: His sword is even larger than Ragna's and wields it just as easily.
  • Out-of-Character Alert: In Jin's CF arcade, he notes that Kagura is more ruthless and likes to point out his higher position to him. Jin says that the "current" Kagura would be indignant if he sees this. Sure enough, the Kagura he fought is just an illusion.
  • Pillar of Light: His Dragon Lord's Striking Fang DD ends with this.
  • The Power of Love: In CF, he's driven by his desire to protect Noel; it's also what gives him an edge against Azrael. He lampshaded it beforehand, saying that fighting for a purpose makes you more powerful (he also taught this to Ragna).
  • Purple Is Powerful: Has purple eyes and many of his moves being covered by purple aura. Also being the current head of the Mutsuki family, the highest ranked of the Duodecim families.
  • Rated M for Manly: His loves include fishing, alcohol, motorcycles, and, of course, beautiful women.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Biggest badass of NOL who cares more about the people than the government.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: In CF, he hands one to Azrael as he overwhelms the Mad Dog. Having seen through his fighting style, Kagura wastes no time pointing out his biggest weakness in a fight:
    Kagura: Are you stupid? You've shown me too many of your moves. No matter how fast or heavy your attacks are, they're all following just one pattern.
    Azrael: Ridiculous...what's wrong with that!?
    Kagura: You don't get it? You're too simple. There's no technique to it, all you're doing is throwing a tantrum.
    (Azrael lunges, but Kagura dodges and strikes back)
    Kagura: Martial arts are all about technique and spirit, built through daily training. They're ideals given form, through thousands upon thousands of repetitions. That's then polished further in survive, and to protect those you love. Having been born in the Duodecim, I haven't missed a day of that training, for as long as I can remember. What about you, Mad Dog? What are you fighting for?
    Kagura: Oh really? (Kagura strikes Azrael again, sending him reeling back) Does this feel like just a fantasy to you?
  • Rebel Leader: Somewhat like Lord Tenjo before him. You see, they're master and apprentice.
  • Rebel Relaxation: Just to show how much of laid-back badass he is, in most battle intros he does this on his own sword. For added points, he actually is spear heading a rebellion.
  • Red Baron: The "Black Knight." Contrary to the title, he's not clad in black armor, but he does have a lot of black motif in his clothes. Also the "Black Gale".
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue Oni to Bang's Red, but Red to Hibiki's blue.
  • Reverse Grip: The most prominent one after Ragna.
  • The Rival: in Chronophantasma, Bang is this to him.
  • Robo-Curious: Aside from the Murakumo Units, one of the girls he can scan is Nirvana.
    Kagura:: Is
  • Secret Character: Like Mu in the previous game, Kagura is hidden from the start, but unlockable by finishing the True Story. You can however just ignore that and buy him for a few dollars as DLC.
  • Ship Tease: He does have a bit of this with Makoto, thanks to their story interactions and their implied history with one another.
  • Shoryuken: His Dragon's Ascent special, which he has two versions of.
  • Shotoclone: He, much like Guile of Street Fighter is the charge variant of this.
  • Signature Move: Because of their familiarity, his "charge" moves are this.
  • Slide Attack: His Dragon's Blade special.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: While Ragna is still the main character of the series, Kagura takes up a good portion of Chronophantasma's story. A good portion of the Chronophantasma and Sector Seven storyline deal with him and his coup against the Imperator. In the end, Izanami abdicates and declares Homura her successor anyway. Thankfully, Centralfiction tones down his prominence a bit.
    • Kagura himself even lampshades this in his first encounter with Ragna, calling himself the protagonist when he "saves" Noel from Ragna when the latter was getting a little rough with her. (He was asking her for a favor, but was kind of in a bad mood). The creators themselves have even caught onto this and have added a scenario where Kagura and Ragna (along with Celica and Noel) have a volleyball match for the tile of the protagonist in the Vita port of Chronophantasma.
  • Stab the Sky: His Astral. Insert Blasting Zone/Shining Finger Sword (or would that be Darkness Finger Sword?) jokes here.
  • Stance System: Integral to his playstyle, Kagura has lots of them.
  • The Starscream: Ever since CS, Kagura's been voicing opposition to NOL and is planning a coup. It is completely benevolent, as he's trying to install the heir of the previous NOL Imperator to his rightful place.
  • Strong and Skilled: Part of what makes him such a respected warrior. Not only is he strong enough to go head-to-head the powerhouses of his world (Ragna, Azrael, Mu-12, etc.), but he's also incredibly skilled in martial combat, having trained his whole life in the Duodecim. He also seems to have some disdain for those who rely primarily on brute force and forgo skill and finesse, if his mocking of Ragna after he easily defeated him and his "The Reason You Suck" Speech toward Azrael during their last bout is anything to go by.
  • Supporting Leader: Leader of the good guys in Chronophantasma and Centralfiction, but Ragna is still The Hero.
  • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome: In his CF Act 2 Arcade, Kagura learns the hard way that being a Badass Normal doesn't make you ready to take on every opponent, especially if said opponent is a goddess. His fight with Izanami ends with him quite literally lying on his back, utterly humiliated.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Very much so. He's got the look, the personality and the charm that constitutes this character type down pat.
  • Theme Naming: His moveset has techniques predominantly named after dragons.
  • Three-Strike Combo: Normally he can chain up to 3 of his stance moves. In Overdrive, the number is increased. His unlimited-only DD also has him doing 3 Dragon's Ascent one after another.
  • Token Good Teammate: Probably the only Duodecim member that's not a rigid templar for the Imperator's words or a jackass. He's shown conversing casually with Noel and Makoto after the two betrayed NOL and gave tips to Bullet about entering Ikaruga and is described to be "more empathic to the people than the government." This is coming from the biggest badass of Duodecim families.
  • Too Many Belts: Three Many Belts to be precise.
  • Unsettling Gender-Reveal: On the receiving end in match intros with Amane Nishiki.
    Kagura: "Not another dude..."
  • Vicariously Ambitious: Part of his plan of the coup d'etat is to install his master's son Homura as Imperator once he's done.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With both Ragna and Jin.
    • Him and Ragna form a strange... "friendship" in Chronophantasma. They initially got off on the wrong foot (read: Kagura imprisoned Ragna) and only worked together out of mutual gain, but over the course of the plot, grow quite a bit of respect for each other.
    • Kagura is one of the few people who calls Jin out his behavior, but does show to care for him. Conversely, Kagura is one of the few people Jin has that's the closest thing to a friend. It makes sense since they're both effectively war buddies having participated in the Ikaruga Civil War.
  • War Is Hell: His reasoning for staging a coup. To him, the whole Ikaruga Civil War was pointless and just resulted in the deaths of innocent people and he wants to stop it from happening again.
  • What Does He See in Her?: He's on the receiving end of this regarding Noel, leaving Jin wondering what is so good about that "trash". Needless to say, Kagura is pissed when he hears this.
  • Wife-Basher Basher: As noted under Berserk Button, hurting women in front of Kagura is not a smart thing to do. Just ask Ragna and Arakune(well, Ragna wasn't, but his attitude gave the impression that he was).
  • The Worf Effect: In CF he gets beaten by Izanami and Azrael.
    • Also happens in chapter 2 of Variable Heart where he is quickly beaten by Meifang to demonstrate how dangerous she is. Though to be fair, this takes place years before the start of the games, so he’s obviously nowhere near as powerful as he was in Chronophantasma.
  • Xanatos Speed Chess: Kagura can play a sharp game if he knows who he's dealing with well enough. He manages to stall Makoto long enough to retrieve her by tipping Tsubaki off to her whereabouts, uses said incident to better gauge Tsubaki's mental degeneration, and repurpose his Azrael trap to ensnare her with Kokonoe's assistance using Ragna as bait for both.

She's thinking of new "enhancements" to use.
  • Height: 155cm (5'1")
  • Weight: 42kg
  • Blood type: B
  • Date of Birth: April 18
  • Birthplace: Wadatsumi
  • Hobbies: Collecting candy from around the world
  • Likes: Ferrero Rocher chocolates
  • Dislikes: Stereotypes

Ars Magus? Hmph. Science is TRUE power!

Voiced by: Chie Matsu'ura (Japanese) / Julie Ann Taylor (English)

Full name "Kokonoe Mercury". Tager's and formerly Litchi's superior. She's one of the top scientists at Sector Seven who pulled out Hakumen from the Boundary (though not "fully") and, when he flees, sends Tager to retrieve him. In the second game she's the one behind Lambda's "resurrection" and then commands her to do field work. In the third game she is the one behind Celica's "resurrection". She also makes Minerva and assigns her as Celica's custodian. Aside from that, she becomes more active in the story as she now goes out of her lab.

She's Jubei and Nine's daughter, but for some reason she doesn't get along very well with Jubei. Despite her seemingly constant bitchy nature, she tends to act very motherly towards her creations, and she sometimes goes a little... over-the-top with the upgrades she does to them if she's in a good mood, which is somewhat rare. She wants revenge on Terumi for what he did to her family.

In the vein of Teach Me, Miss Litchi! omakes, in the second game, she also has her own named Help Me, Prof. Kokonoe! which you will find after getting a bad ending of each character's story mode, and she will tell you how to get the true ending (while lightly and not-so-lightly mocking the characters as well).

On September 11, 2013, Famitsu confirmed that Kokonoe, at long last, will finally become playable in the series proper as a DLC character. She fights using a wrench and hammer as her main weapons, but also uses an assortment of scientific tools such as freeze guns as well as her latent magic abilities. Her arcade play has her going around, having an "experiment" that she's going to perform on Terumi.

Her arcade playthrough is named Mad Scientist. Her story playthrough is named Collision.

Her Drive, Graviton, lets her put a device on the arena that generates gravitational fields, that can either hold the opponent in place or repel them away, as well as controlling the direction which her fireball attacks go. Her Overdrive is Graviton Rage, which reduces the amount of Graviton gauge consumed from her drive attacks. Her Drive used to utilize a special gauge above her super meter, but this was changed to a stock system in Extend for balancing purposes. She now has a set number of Gravitons she can call out at one time.

In the fourth game, her Exceed Accel is called Armament No.11 “Full Metal Heavy Weapon v2.05” where she first knocks the foe forward, then reveals multiple missile launchers which fires a lot of missiles at the foe. Then, after the foe is bounced against the wall and flies towards her, she shocks them with electricity. Her Astral, Final Apocalypse No.99: Ultimate Impact, has her grab the opponent and perform a flurry of martial arts moves, sending them flying into a summoning device which allows Kokonoe to bring down a giant, flaming meteor from the sky to crush them. The entire area is destroyed, having become a field of cracked earth and boiling lava similar to the result of Azrael's Astral, while Kokonoe stands with her arms crossed and her coat blowing in the wind.

  • A-Cup Angst: As revealed in Noel's Help Me! Prof. Kokonoe! short, Kokonoe doesn't exactly react well to being pointed out as flat-chested.
    Noel: Whenever I'm around Tsubaki or Makoto, or especially Miss Litchi, I always feel like I'm... the odd one out...
    Kokonoe: ... What?
    (an arrow pops up, pointing at Kokonoe's chest)
    Noel: But when I'm with you, I feel like I belong!... It's like we're comrades-in-arms or something... It's... um... I feel like we share a special bond...
    Kokonoe: GET OUT OF HERE! (headbutts Noel off-stage)
    • Makoto's Help Me! session trips this again. And yet, Litchi's doesn't...
  • All-Powerful Bystander: Relius hints that she may even be just as powerful as Nine in terms of combat prowess, but she simply prefers to sit back and let Tager do all the fighting. Extend's EX2 story mode reveals she did in fact inherit her mother's powers, and was forced to use them to seal away an infant Black Beast when Relius forced her hand.
    • Completely averted as of Chronophantasma, since she will become a playable character. Naturally, Ragna and Rachel find the need to lampshade how long Kokonoe's been sitting on the sidelines, Ragna asking if she can even fight and Rachel snarking about how Kokonoe finally came outside to play. Ouch, guys.
    Rachel: "Oh! The little shut-in girl comes to play outside? Should I expect a meteor to fall?"
    • Irony: Then her Astral DOES make a meteor fall.
  • Arch-Enemy: Terumi is this for her, because he killed her mom and aunt.
  • The Atoner: She's made a lot of mistakes, and if nothing else, she intends to do right by their many victims. She isn't exactly feeling remorseful for everything she does, but all of them are for her good overall goal.
  • Badass Arm-Fold: At the end of her Astral, also when she activates Overdrive.
  • Badass Bookworm: She is a scientist after all.
    (In her arcade mode, after winning against Bullet) You can't judge a book by its yadda-yadda... You should know better if you're a mercenary, or you won't last very long.
  • Badass Longcoat: She has a labcoat which resembles the garb of the Kaka clan (which is itself based on the garb Jubei, her father, wears), complete with oversized sleeves. (She doesn't hide her forearms, however.)
  • Batter Up!: Her Crush Trigger is a rocket-powered baseball bat.
  • Bare Your Midriff: So much that you can see her thong.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: In Relius' Help Me, Miss Kokonoe! she tells him to spend more time with his son. Pretty fun scene, but what Relius actually does when he sees Carl in his ending, definitely wasn't what she had in mind.
  • Berserk Button: She's got several, but a particularly big one seems to be Jubei. Tager notes that he mentioned him once, and Kokonoe was in a bad mood for a week.
    • Likewise, when she found that Relius had her evoke a larval Black Beast and sacrifice several of her own colleagues just so he could make a soul for Ignis, she was irate... but it's only after she hears Tager's pained voice that she snaps and takes the matter in her own hands, despite extreme fatigue.
    "Don't... underestimate me... human."
  • BFG: Pulls out a cannon for one of her air and ground normals.
  • Big Eater: Another common trait she shares with Tao...
    • One of her win poses sees Kokonoe pulling out a bag of chips, like in her Help Me, Professor Kokonoe! segments, and munching away.
  • Big Red Button: Her Mecha Tager DD has a platform with such a button appear near her, wherever she is (even in midair) which she then presses for the Mecha Tager to shoop the whoop.
  • Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: Her parents Nine/Konoe and Jubei are an example of All Witches Have Cats, now imagine a child that was a product of them.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: She's a gifted scientist and has some skill in magic that she inherited from her mother but prefers to sit on the sidelines and play Mission Control, leaving the field work to her subordinates like Tager. This trope even extends into gameplay. One of her battle intros has her playing on a handheld video game and one of her win poses has her pulling out a scooter and riding away while nonchalantly whistling.
  • Cat Girl: A literal example due to being half beastkin.
  • Cats Are Mean: She's not the nicest person around, as Kokonoe can be a major bitch at times, and her treatment of Tager often borders on abuse. She also acts this way towards Hazama in one of his gag endings, especially whenever he starts repeatedly sneezing uncontrollably due to his horrible allergies to cats, which, as suggested from her, are rather severenote . Oddly enough, she inherited the mean half of this trope from her mother as opposed to her father (basically a Funny Animal cat).
    Kokonoe: Hmmm. I have to say, I kind of like the way your voice sounds right now... Are you crying? Is this the result of a suppressed fight-or-flight response constricting your airway?
    Hazama: No, this is *sneeze* *sneeze* I'm just allergic to—*sneeze*
    Kokonoe: Allergic to cats? Oh, an antigen-antibody reaction. You're experiencing anaphylactic shock, huh?
    Hazama: Just stay right where you are, all right?! You're freaking me out!
    Kokonoe: Oh, you look so damn scared... Your face looks like a balloon, and you've got some sort of liquid oozing out of just about every hole in it... Ahaha! This is wonderful! Suffer some more! He he he...
  • Cat Smile: For obvious reasons.
  • Colony Drop: Her Astral ends with her dropping a meteor on her unlucky opponent.
  • Combat Stilettos: Downplayed. They are sandals with wedged-heels as opposed to full-on stilettos.
  • Contralto of Danger: Her voice is rather low in comparison to other characters, and she's pretty aggressive on top of owning a large vault of nukes.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Central Fiction reveals she keeps a backup of all her data inside the Boundary, just in case any kind of Intervention causes her data or even her memories to change. This comes in handy since the Boundary is unaffected by the memory-wipe inflicted on everyone in the Embryo.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Constantly. She's almost on par with Rachel here.
  • Disappeared Dad: Definitely a reason why she resents Jubei. Their relationship improves a bit after she sees how hard Jubei fought to protect Nine in her final moments.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Downplayed. She wears them, but she's constantly seen in official art with at least one off.
  • Domain Holder: In Help Me, Professor Kokonoe shorts. She pretty much rules over the strange place it takes place in, and she also lampshades it. Played for Laughs of course.
  • Downloadable Content: In the initial versions of Chronophantasma.
  • Drop the Hammer: One of her main weapons is a giant one with a drill on one end and a rocket on the other. For bonus points, she summons it out of a literal Hammerspace portal and then throws it back in there when she's done with it.
  • Easily Forgiven: It doesn't matter what Kokonoe does, the main cast never holds it against her in any meaningful way.
  • Emotion Suppression: At the end of her arcade mode, she claims she rewired her brain so she doesn't feel hatred towards Terumi. It's not known whether she actually has done that or she's just messing with him.
    Terumi: Aww c'mon! That was a pretty weak reaction, Grimalkin. You forget how to FEEL things while you were away for so long?
  • Even Evil Has Standards: She's disgusted by Relius Clover's treatment of Carl. Justified because she apparently has parental issues of her own.
    What you're no longer science.
  • Evil Laugh: Played for laughs in Tager's joke ending. She also has a variety of them in-game, especially during her Astral. Sometimes overlaps with Noblewoman's Laugh in the Japanese dub.
  • Fiery Redhead: Inherited her mother's volatile temper along with her pink hair. Like Nine, she does have a softer side, but good luck getting Kokonoe to show it.
  • Figure It Out Yourself: She says this for her advice for Tager in his HMPK segment. He lampshades it, saying that he's seen her giving more detailed advices before.
  • Fire, Ice, Lightning: Her specials include a gun which shoots Fireballs, a Freeze Ray and a Kill Sat which shoots out electric lasers.
  • Fixed Damage Attack: Her Hiten Greed Climb DD does 1000 damage regardless of the damage scaling; it's viable to use it at the end of a long combo when other Distortions might do lesser damage due to the scaling.
  • Fourth-Wall Mail Slot: She gets Help Me! Prof. Kokonoe! in the console version of Continuum Shift. In there, she becomes a Fourth-Wall Observer.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Her fighting style incorporates several scientific devices, including a hammer, a wrench, gravity generators, and even freeze guns. Aside from that she's the one behind Tager and Lambda's (and later Ragna's) enhancements.
  • Gamer Chick: One of her intro animations has her playing with a handheld gaming device, a couple of her quotes indicates she's really enjoying it.
    "Wait wait wait! I'm at the good part! Can you make this quick?"
    "Woah! Secret doors!"
    "Yes... new high score..."
  • Gatling Good: Double gatlings are even better.
  • Genius Sweet Tooth: She's often seen with a lollipop or other kind of sweet candy (even in the middle of battle, as CP will attest). Her lab is actually filled with them. This is yet another trait she got from Nine, who had quite the sweet tooth herself.
    • The side material also states that one of her hobbies is collecting candy.
    • She also has a weakness for Ferero Roche chocolates. In Loyalty, she almost lets this slip to Tager when she sends him to get some parts from their contact (Makoto).
  • Glass Cannon: Used effectively, Kokonoe deals among the highest damage in the game, but she has a measly 10500 HP.
  • Godzilla Threshold: She has an entire bunker full of nukes she aims to use to blow Terumi skyhigh. She repurposes them for use against Take-Mikazuchi near the end of Chronophantasma, though as of yet she hasn't launched them.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Yes, her goals are firmly in alignment with the heroes. That doesn't make her any less spiteful, bitter or ruthless.
  • Good Is Not Soft: It's easy to forget, but she's technically one of the good guys, since her ultimate goal is to deal with Terumi. She also assists Kagura with his coup, helps Noel and Makoto evade the NOL and is a vital ally to Ragna in Chronophantasma. What separates her from the more heroic characters is that there's no line she won't cross for what she believes is the greater good. Even on her best days, she's an Anti-Hero with a strong belief that the ends justify the means.
  • Grapple Move: Her Astral is this.
  • Grappling-Hook Pistol: She uses one as one of her normal moves. Although she only uses it to pull her foe's legs.
  • Gravity Master: With her Drive. Also with her DD Jamming Dark where she summons a black hole. Also in-story, she once used her mother's spell "Infinite Gravity" to defeat a proto-Black Beast.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Just like her mom, she's quite easily agitated, especially if other people doesn't get what she's saying (which is a lot) or if you openly displease her.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: With the "grimalkin" Jubei as her dad and the human Nine as her mom.
  • Hellish Pupils: Well, she is a cat beastkin, so this is to be expected, plus she's aggressive and cranky, playing this very straight.
  • Hidden Depths: While she's not good at showing it, she does care deeply for her pupils. For example, Litchi's Continuum Shift bad end has her drop everything involving Sector Seven and Terumi simply so that she can prevent Litchi from succumbing to corruption from the Boundry, and Chronophantasma reveals she's placing herself under constant strain and at constant risk of being erased from existence just so that she can prevent Roy from suffering that very fate.
  • Hiki Komori: She's rude, antisocial and prefers working in her lab. Although as of CP she's forced to go out.
  • Human Popsicle: Her Absolute Zero special has her use a Freeze Ray to freeze the foe solid.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: Quite literally in that she summons her weapons and gadgets (including Mecha Tager) out from a portal.
  • Hypocritical Humor: In Rachel's Help Me, Professor Kokonoe short, Kokonoe tells her to be a bit nicer (as she said, the "mean on the outside, nice on the inside" deal). Later Rachel pointed out that Koko's not really in the position to teach something like kindness, anyway.
    • Then she counters it by saying that she's nice to her subordinates from time to time. (Tager comes out and says "Huh? You, nice? That's a scary thought.") Then Rachel says the same and Gii said "Huh? You, nice? That's a scary thought."
  • Insufferable Genius: She loves bragging about her intelligence as well as how science can beat magic. This is pretty much a mirror of Nine's trait: also a condescending genius, but in magic rather than science.
  • Irony: Her Astral has her mock ars magus in favour of science. Then she uses magic to summon a meteor.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She may be a hard-ass, but she genuinely cares for her subordinates. Even if she has to be dragged kicking and screaming to show it.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: She had been completely unrepentant for her any of actions and was rarely ever so much as called out for any of them, which makes it all the more satisfying that she can be defeated as a fighter with any of the other playable characters in BlazBlue: Chronophantasma.
  • Kid With The Remote Control: She is in possession of Tager's controls, making her a Kid with the Leash as well.
    • Lampshaded by Tager in one of his alternate endings, where she upgrades him to take on Bang Shishigami by turning him into SUPER GOLDEN TAGER!
    • If Kokonoe defeats Tager, she uses her remote to open a portal beneath him, stating that "it's time for more upgrades".
      • That same remote also teleports Azrael away if she defeats him, too.
      "Time to go back into your cage. Aaaand click."
  • The Kindnapper: In CF Act 3, She commands Makoto and Tager to take Noel to Kagura's custody so she can be safe from people who are after her life.
  • Leitmotif: Science Fiction
  • Mad Scientist: She did build Tager as he is, plus any "enhancements" she puts on him are simply outrageous (and if she did put them on him, he never knew, which scares or embarrasses him when he finds out). She even has "designs" in mind for Hakumen, which seem to terrify him (and then there's her personality when she thinks loudly about it). Tager lampshades this, saying that she likes to put enhancements on interesting people; this leads to Noel being initially scared to enter her lab when she asks her to enter.
  • Magic Versus Science: As her quote above states, she believes that science is the superior one. Kind of ironic, since her mother is The Archmage to the BlazBlue universe who taught humanity magic and is the World's Strongest Witch, not to mention Kokonoe has powerful magical power of her own. Plus, she's a Youkai. Jubei admitted that he doesn't want or expect his child to follow in her parents' footsteps.
  • Meaningful Name: "Kokono" is one of the ways the kanji for "nine" (九) is pronounced; her name is thus a reference to her mother's alias. Likewise "ko" (子) can mean "child" or "little", making her name mean "little Konoe" or "Konoe's child."
  • Mission Control: To Tager and Lambda.
    Kokonoe (in Teach Me, Miss Litchi!): C'mon, Tager. We have shit to do...
    Kokonoe: Lambda, retreat now.
  • Motherly Scientist: She fusses over Lambda quite a bit, and tries to take the best care of her that she can. It's mostly the result of guilt about bringing her back as a weapon in the first place. However, sometimes, it comes off making her look even worse.
  • Multiple-Tailed Beast: She has 2 tails, courtesy of her father.
  • Nominal Hero: She's highly unethical, extremely questionable in morality (especially the nukes she had, not to mention her disregards for the welfare of many others, ask Bullet), and pretty insufferable. The only thing that makes her qualify as a "hero" is because the opposition is someone as evil as Terumi. Even then, at best she'd be the Token Evil Teammate. She also casually says in CF that she was the first one who got the honor of being the SS-Class Criminal (the second is Ragna) but she personally erased all of the information on it.
  • Not so Above It All: In Tager's joke ending, she manages to match up with Bang in terms of hamminess.
  • "Not So Different" Remark: In Teach Me, Ms. Litchi!, Litchi notes that "[Kokonoe and Taokaka] are more alike than they seem. There's only a thin line between genius and... Tao."
    • In CS, Kokonoe herself wonders if she's that different from Arakune.
  • Not Worth Killing: After defeating Terumi in her arcade mode, he dares her to finish him off, but Kokonoe refuses, stating she won't kill him until she's sure she can destroy him completely.
  • Older than They Look: Kokonoe looks like she could be in her mid-to-late twenties. In reality she's much, much older, with her mother killed by Terumi ninety years prior to the story's present day.
    Makoto: *Refering to Kokonoe's breasts* They'll grow eventually!
    Kokonoe: I'm way older than you, Makoto. Like, *if I HAD 'em they'd be down to my KNEES* old! So when's "eventually"!?
  • Once an Episode: From the first through the third games, each starts with her "reviving" someone from the Boundary to be used against Terumi: Hakumen, Lambda (more like Nu's soul in Lambda's body) and Celica in chronological order. They also are effective: Hakumen outright killing Terumi, Lambda giving her Idea Engine for Ragna to override Terumi's control of his Azure Grimoire, and Celica crippling his artificial body Hazama through vicinity.note 
  • One Bullet at a Time: She can only deploy one Flame Cage, one Banishing Ray and one Graviton at a time.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: If her Astral Heat is any indication...
  • Pet the Dog: In Litchi's bad ending, she runs her old colleague's clinic when Litchi's afflicted with a terminal disease, and aids in attempting to find a cure for her affliction. It's ambiguous just how much time has passed, so looked at in the right way, it may also mean that she put her own desires for vengeance away to help one of the few friends she has in the world. Although, it's probably too late to make any difference...
    • Also has a few of these in her treatment of Lambda, perhaps the only character in the game who she never rants at and belittles. This seems to be a recurrent theme whenever someone gets hurt because her actions genuinely cross the line.
    • In the Continuum Shift extra story about Relius Clover, Kokonoe's interactions with Roy can give off this feeling. Though we already know how her treatment of the guy turns out her insults seem to be mostly teasing, and it was really heartwarming when she thanked him for "not dying on her".
    • In CP, in her Arcade story, she says sorry to Arakune for being unable to save him.
  • Pile Bunker: Her throw sees Kokonoe ramming one of these (taken from out of her sleeve) into her opponent with enough force to make them rebound off of the far wall.
  • Poor Communication Kills: For all that she knows, she lets her ego (and in some cases, her temper) get in the way of explaining things to others, expecting others to take her word for it. Litchi's dilemma becomes progressively worse (Litchi losing her own cool doesn't help), Noel gets mindraped, Ragna gets in trouble with Terumi, and Izanami acting through Tsubaki almost bakes Makoto had Kagura not planned around both girls in situ - all thanks to Kokonoe not sharing her wisdom. That her usual response to being pushed to explain is to sic Tager on the offender doesn't help her case at all.
    • Lampshaded in Ragna's HMPK session.
  • Power Fists: Shows off some boxing chops with her mechanical gauntlets, even being able to perform her own version of the Buster Wolf.
    • One of her match intros has her working on one.
  • Promoted to Playable: And about frickin' time too! It took about two sequels and many "iterations" for her to become playable on top of being integral to the story.
  • Retired Monster: Kokonoe has a very shady past. This lady was partially responsible for the creation of Arakune (through neglect) and even had a part (though unintentionally) in building up Relius' Ignis (that's his WIFE). But as of today, she's against Relius and Terumi, although she makes it clear that she's cranky and not very nice, nor having regrets of what she's done in the past. Tager eventually knew this, but placed his faith in her nonetheless.
  • The Reveal: Bit of a minor one considering everything else going on in the story, but in Chronophantasma she reveals that one of the reasons Arakune is still around is because she is his Observer. She also reveals that Celica is a clone and isn't supposed to last long.
    • Centralfiction's prologue reveals that she was the first ever SS class criminal before Ragna. She just deleted all of the data about it and herself from NOL servers, which is why nobody knows about it.
  • Rocket Ride: Her air dash.
  • Saying Sound Effects Out Loud: If her defeated opponent is one she has to haul back to Sector Seven (Tager for more upgrades, Azrael to place him back in jail), Kokonoe pulls out a remote teleporter and sends them back while letting out a somewhat bored-sounding "Aaand click." Also, during one of her air normals, she'll yell out "pow pow pow" in an equally uninterested tone.
  • Science Wizard: She is a primarily a scientist but is capable of magical feats when pushed.
  • Sexy Walk: For some reason, despite looking incredibly bored by the entire prospect of actually fighting (see also: K'), Kokonoe's walking animation is this, complete with hair flipping.
  • Signature Move: Her Drive, as well as her Jamming Dark and Mecha/Golden Tager DD.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: She is rather foul-mouthed, to the point of being the only character who gets bleeped. Even Ragna and Terumi, who between them have said just about every swear word in the book, have yet to manage that.
    • The most notable time she gets bleeped is in Rachel's Gag Reel, when she talks about what she intended to do to Ragna after putting him to sleep with the sleeping pill in the candy she offered him. Interestingly, the bleeps that are put in are the names of Ragna's techniques.
      Kokonoe: Well, no reason not to tell you. First I intended to take his XXX ("Inferno Divider!") and put it in a XXX ("Carnage Scissors!"). Maybe a little XXX ("Gauntlet Hades!") too? My goodness, I can only imagine what his XXX ("Hell's Fang!") will XXX ("Dead Spike!")!
      Noel: Wh-wh-WHAT?! How could you stoop so low? That's totally unfair!
    • Interestingly averted with her dialogue as a playable character, she's relatively clean mouthed. May be explained in her Arcade run; as she has "rewired her brain" so as to not feel hate for Terumi, it might've calmed her mind considerably as well.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: She's a gifted scientist and she has the glasses to show it.
  • Spin Attack: She gains a new move in CF named Solid Wheel where she does this with her hammer.
  • Squishy Wizard: Teleportation, elemental attacks, and powerful weapons at her disposal, but all that time in the lab hasn't done her endurance any wonders. Like Terumi, ironically enough, she only has 10500 HP.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: She can be very unpleasant with dealing with people, but she does show her softer side occasionally.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: She inherits gold eyes from her mother, Nine of the Ten Saints (though hers look more like a cat's). The supernaturalness is toned down, however, because she isn't too keen with magic (even if she's able to use it and is quite powerful at it).
  • Sweet Tooth: She loves her catnip lollipops.
  • Team Mom: Between her, Tager, and Lambda. Sorta plays this for Kagura's La Résistance group, she effectively puts Ragna on "time out" when they manage to capture him. She's definitely not as nice as other examples however.
  • Teleporters and Transporters: Uses a portable teleporter similar to the device she used for Lambda to warp around the battlefield.
  • Theme Naming: Her move names start with "Armament No. (number)" and, at least in Japanese, followed by a Japanese name and then the equivalent English name (the former isn't used in the overseas version).
  • This Cannot Be!: Her shocked reaction when she sees Relius again in his Gag Reel:
    Relius: Kokonoe, my dear, how long has it been?
    Kokonoe: ...?! Relius Clover?! Impossible! You're... you're supposed to be dead...!
  • This Is Unforgivable!: She says this to Hazama in his Continuum Shift arcade run before he fights Lambda.
    Kokonoe: I've just got one question to ask you. Why did you betray my mother?
    Hazama: "Betray?" C'mon, don't give me that. It's not like the Six Heroes were buddies... then the other day, I told the old man, "We're buddies, right?!" Hahahahaha!
    Kokonoe: You... you bastard! I'll never forgive you! Lambda! Kick the shit out of him!
  • Three-Strike Combo: If she has 50 Heat or more, her Absolute Zero (where she freezes the opponent, then bombards them with gatling guns) will have one extra move that costs the Heat and dealing extra damage.
  • Token Evil Teammate: A Foil for Litchi in the NOL, Kokonoe is mostly self-serving and highly destructive, but on the good guy team, while Litchi, trying to help others and pacifistic unless necessary, is on the bad guy team. Unfortunately, Kokonoe's in a worse scale than Jin in this trope; at least Jin is making efforts to get rid of the "Token Evil" part, Kokonoe doesn't even bother to clean her questionable past and keeps adding more and more dirty laundries. As of the ending of Chronophantasma she finally learns that Phantom is in fact her mother Nine. Whether this may cause her to change her ways is something only time will tell.
  • Tough Love: While sometimes she can be a genuinely spoiled bitch, at times she shows some concerns over Roy, Litchi and especially Tager; the former two are rather stubborn (this, in fact, led to Arakune's condition and Litchi going out of Sector Seven to try to save him) so she acts like a stern mother would towards them. Though she doesn't do this towards Lambda and Celica (aside from telling the latter not to stray too far away if alone) because they otherwise pose no problems for her.
  • Troll: In Chronophantasma, she claims that when fixing Ragna's arm, she planted a bomb in it that will explode if he's too far away from Celica. Near the end of the game, she reveals she was lying. Ragna's not too happy about it.
    Ragna: Dick move.
  • Unwitting Pawn: To Relius in the extra story "that which is inherited". He opened the cauldron in the Sector Seven's lab, causing multiple personnels to have their souls sucked into it, which gives birth to a Black Beast-like being, forcing Kokonoe to use her mother's spell to subdue the monster. All so he can take the monster to power up Ignis.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: From but one picture of a young Kokonoe and her father from Phase Shift 4 (and an offhand comment from Jubei about how great marriage and parenthood was before Kokonoe hit puberty) does one get the feeling that, while naturally sour, Kokonoe would've been far less rough around the edges if not for Terumi murdering her mother.
  • The Unfettered: She won't rest until Terumi is buried six feet under. As she puts it.
    Kokonoe: I'd do anything to kill you, Terumi, no matter how underhanded.
  • Use Your Head: One of her normal moves. She has the initiative to put on a hard hat before she does it, too.
  • Wave-Motion Gun: One of her DD summons a GIGANTIC TAGER that shoops out of its chest. The Overdrive version turns it into SUPER GOLDEN TAGER X. If sufficiently charged (by rotating the stick after the command), it can be a One-Hit KO, even if you barrier it.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Played straight and subverted. While she is extreme in her methods (nukes, anyone?), her end goal is Terumi's destruction... and yet the lion's share of her motivation is revenge for her mother's death, and she doesn't take well to the possibility of kill theft.
  • Wistful Amnesia: Downplayed. In CF she's one of many who get amnesic (i.e having their memories reverted to the events of CT), but she has always had the initiative to put "backup data" in the Boundary in case things like this happen, so she at least could sense if something's wrong with the world if she checks on her backup.
  • Wrench Wench: She designed Tager and all of his upgrades and maintained Lambda as well.
  • Wrench Whack: Her other main weapon is a big wrench. She twirls it around in one of her win poses.
  • Youkai: Well, half-youkai.

    Yuuki Terumi
  • Height: 183 cm (6'0")
  • Weight: 61 kg (134.5 lbs)
  • Blood type: Unknown
  • Date of Birth: February 29
  • Birthplace: Unknown
  • Hobbies: Playing guitar
  • Likes: Live music
  • Dislikes: Rachel Alucard

"Make sure you do your part...and SCREAM FOR ME!"

Voiced by: Yūichi Nakamura (Japanese) / Doug Erholtz (English)

A former member of the Six Heroes and an entity occupying Hazama's body. Hazama's hair spikes up whenever Terumi decides to manifest, which is usually when facing Ragna, Rachel, or the other Six Heroes. In the games, he was the one behind Ragna's current state, and later masterminded the Ikaruga Civil War, with ends with him erasing part of Jin's memories after he killed the Ikaruga leader, Lord Tenjo. Terumi is now a separate playable character in Chronophantasma. He is a DLC character who became available shortly after the game launched. Those who pre-ordered the game or bought a copy of a first run edition receive a code to unlock him as a bonus. He returns in Central Fiction, this time as a base game character.

His arcade playthrough is named Double Face.

Terumi no longer has Ouroboros as his Drive, even though he still uses the twin knives as his weapons. His new Drive is called Force Eater, and all of his Drive attacks have heavy meter gain, while the opponent gains none from being hit by them. His Overdrive is Nightmare Reaper, which strengthens his Distortion Drives while allowing his Drive to actively steal meter from his opponent. He is described as "a character with more Distortion Drives than specials", which was later proven true upon the reveal that he has no less than SIX supers at his disposal.

In the fourth game, his Exceed Accel Jaraku Engokusen/Dungeon of Serpents has him doing an upward kick that launches the foe up. If it connects, he then creates a portal on the ground where a giant snake head made of darkness rise up and strikes the airborne opponent. His Astral, Kamigaeri: Orochizantō Reppūga/Unholy Wrath of the Basilisk, has him throw two Ouroboros hooks into the ground, targeting the opponent's current location. If they connect, the opponent is ensnared by chains as Terumi opens a portal behind him, laughing maniacally as a stream of serpentine spirts flood out the portal and bombard the opponent. He then transforms into a shadow version of Hakumen with Tron Lines on certain areas of his armor, and slashes the opponent, erasing him from existence.

You can also read it in his voice here.
For more, see his character page here.

Introduced in Arcade Version Update 2.0 (Chronophantasma Extend)

    Celica A. Mercury
Whatever you do, don't give her a map.
  • Height: 160 cm
  • Weight: 51 kg
  • Blood type: A
  • Date of Birth: September 8
  • Birthplace: Kazamotsu
  • Hobbies: Strolls
  • Likes: Sister, family
  • Dislikes: Nothing

My turn! I can fight too, just you watch!

Voiced by: Iori Nomizu (Japanese) / Carrie Savage (English)

Nine's younger sister and the Nun who raised Ragna, Jin and Saya at the church. She had brown hair in her youth, and was naturally gifted in the use of healing magic. She is the protagonist of the Phase Shift novels, and gets a major role later on in Chronophantasma. Her initial purpose was to be used as the catalyst for Kushinada's Lynchpin by her father, but was talked down from it by Ragna. Many years later, she is killed by Terumi when he attacked the Church. Kokonoe later seemingly "revived" her young self.

Her arcade playthrough is named reason for being.

On July 15, 2014 it was announced that Celica will be made a playable character on the 2.0 update to the arcade version of Chronophantasma. Her Drive is Minerva, a puppet in the same vein as Nirvana and Ignis created by Kokonoe for the purpose of protecting Celica that can continuously chain attacks together. Her Overdrive, Regelite, regenerates her health and makes Minerva's attacks more powerful. In the fourth game, she gets an ability named Recover Cap where her attacks will make her gain a green bar that extends off her current health level. She can use the green bar to turn it into her HP or use it to power her specials. Her Overdrive in the fourth game makes her automatically gain the Recover Cap instead of auto-healing.

In the fourth game, her Exceed Accel is called Pue Vapeur where Minerva stuns the foe with her plug, then does a series of kicks before doing a drilling attack. Her Astral, Atout Rillettes, has her heal the opponent to full health. Quite literally, in fact, as their life bar actually regenerates to 100%. Minerva then transforms into what appears to be a jet, flies into the sky at high speeds, then rams into the opponent, shoving them off of the stage.

For info about her younger self, Little Sister, see XBlaze Lost: Memories

  • A-Cup Angst: A slight example. She misunderstands one of Ragna's comments and starts talking about how she's normal sized and that bigger isn't always better. The root of this is likely related to her (much) curvier sister.
    • In her Arcade win quote against Litchi, she asks Kokonoe for implants like hers to impress Ragna. She's no slouch in that department though, as her CF character art shows.
    • She asks Makoto if there is truth to the male preference for boobs. Not to say she isn't entranced already...
      "Whoa... they really are big... uhh... up close..."
  • Aborted Declaration of Love: Was clearly about to confess to Ragna in CF, until she changed her mind at the last moment and told him that she "always believed in him". Most likely because she didn't want to be a burden to him to the very end.
  • Actual Pacifist: Since she dislikes violence and her primary form of magic is healing, Celica leaves the fighting to Minerva. In most of her attack animations, it's pretty much Minerva doing all of the moves and whatnot.
  • All Just a Dream: Her Arcade play happens entirely in her head while she's being "adjusted" by Kokonoe.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: Admits that her feelings for Bloodedge were “kinda a one-sided thing.” She also shows some care for Ragna, but even after he returns from the past he remains oblivious.
  • All-Loving Hero: Can easily get along with most people, and bears no grudge towards everyone. Her bio even listed "nothing" as her dislike.
  • Ascended Extra: She originally was an exclusive character to a series of novels that never made it outside Japan and then she becomes a major character in the third game, before finally becoming a playable character.
  • Back from the Dead: Kokonoe brought her back in the third game. Well, not exactly the dead Celica from Ragna's backstory, but a clone made by copying her soul that was trapped in the Boundary and then putting it in a copy body. She's called a "Chronophantasma" for this.
  • Beating A Dead Player: Inverted; her round win pose has her heal the downed player instead.
  • Birds of a Feather: With Makoto, both being Book Dumb Genki Girls probably helped them bond.
  • The Blind Leading the Blind: In Naoto's CF arcade, he asks her for the whereabouts of "a blonde girl with rabbit-like ribbon". Not long after, he finds himself in another town while Celica is nowhere to be found.
    • She does this as an adult too as the caretaker of Ragna and his siblings. She takes them to go Raspberry hunting, but ends up getting them lost.
  • Book Dumb: During the Sector Seven story, she confesses to Makoto that her grades weren't that good.
  • Charged Attack: Her Marteau Flan, Hache Rotir and Lance Quiche specials, as well as her Armure Sorbet DD can be charged by holding the button. In CF, instead you charge them by attacking the foe and building a special gauge, which you use for the charged moves.
  • Cool Aunt: To Kokonoe...even though she's been pulled from the past, therefore making her younger than her niece.
  • Coy, Girlish Flirt Pose: Is in this pose in her Central Fiction portrait.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: A few of her moves have her tripping over.
  • Cute Witch: In contrast to her sister.
  • Dash Attack: Her Lance Quiche special and Casque Veloute DD.
  • Devoted to You: Refused to get married in the time after the Dark War because of her promise to Ragna that she would wait for his return.
  • Disappeared Dad: In the novels, she's trying to find her father and confirming information surrounding him.
  • Diving Kick: One of her special moves, done along with Minerva.
  • Dramatic Irony: In her arcade play in CF, by contact with the Boundary, she sees a "memory" where child Ragna, Jin and "a girl who looks like Noel" are sitting alongside a nun who tends to them, all smiling happily; Celica wishes to be like that. That nun is actually Celica herself, but being a soul pulled from the past, she doesn't know that.
  • Energy Ball: One of her special moves, done with Minerva.
  • Everyone Has Standards: For someone as nice as Celica, she insists in commentary that Azrael stop fighting, and is abnormally persistent in drilling Terumi for information on Nine's whereabouts. She even outright kicks Jin to stop his fight with Ragna (and goes to scold the two afterwards).
  • EX Special Attack: Recover Cap lets her fill up a green bar that can be spent to execute enhanced special attacks or heal herself.
  • Genki Girl: She rivals Makoto in sheer energy.
  • Glorious Mother Russia: She's Russian by birth.
  • Gone to the Future: Due to being the clone of the past Celica, she's technically this. She clearly still remembers things in the past.
  • Healing Hands: Her Astral starts with doing this to her opponent. Her "round" winpose also has her do this. In story, she does this to multiple characters, mainly Ragna.
  • Heal Thyself: Her DD Armure Sorbet is simply her recovering some health. Her Overdrive also gives her passive healing over time as well.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In CF she uses up all her remaining time by giving her magical power to Rachel so that she can teleport everyone outside of Nine's time freeze.
    • Minerva also performs one, self-destructing to eliminate Requiem before it destroys the world.
  • Hope Bringer: Kokonoe described her as such in her CPEX Arcade ending.
  • Human Resources: Shuichiro originally designed Kushinada's device to use her as its Fantastic Warhead. Nine was not amused, and took her away before he could use it. Much later, Kokonoe intends to have Celica help her use it, even though it'll kill her soul slowly, she agrees with Kokonoe to sacrifice herself in order to use it in Chronophantasma. Ragna, Noel, and Kagura do not like this idea one bit once they find out.
  • I Will Wait for You: After the Black Beast was slain, Celica watched over its remains and waited for the chance to see Ragna again. She ended up waiting about 80 years and when they do meet, Ragna is a child.
  • The Idealist: Always believes in the goodness in everyone and bright-minded, only being sad if she believes another is.
  • Leitmotif: Crystal Forest
  • Killed Off for Real: Her present self is long dead by the time the series starts, and her "current" self pulled by Kokonoe eventually uses up her magic and fades away, but not before bidding Ragna, Noel, and Jin a fond farewell.
  • Lap Pillow: If Ragna defeats her in his arcade mode, he starts apologizing, and she asks for a lap pillow as a means of letting her heal.
  • Life Energy: She has a kind of a special soul, with the ability to control the flow of life. Her healing magic is likely to be derived from this.
  • Living MacGuffin: She is one of the keys to activating Kushinada's lynchpin, due to her Life Energy above, which the lynchpin will feed off of to operate. Nine made the Nox Nyctores specifically so Celica doesn't have to sacrifice herself; when Kokonoe in the present attempted to persuade Celica to do it, Ragna, Noel and Kagura object to it.
  • Love Confession: Unfortunately never occurs in the main story, however she does manage to express her feelings, and quite frankly, in the gag scenarios. Nonchalantly confirming she likes him in Chronophamtasma, and then outright stating that she is the one who loves him the most in the Spetacles of Eros Finale.
  • Marionette Master: Continuum Shift Extend reveals that she was Nirvana's previous master. The Phase Shift novels elaborate on it, and Nirvana was specifically created to protect her, since Nine would often be away due to her preparations to fight the Black Beast.
    • When she reappears in Chronophantasma, Kokonoe gives her a duplicate, Ex Machina: Minerva, as a replacement.
  • Morality Pet: She is among the few characters that Ragna is actually comfortable being around, and he even tones down his attitude somewhat because of her. Also serves as one to Hakumen. He even teams up with Ragna because Celica asked him to. Makes sense since she's their adoptive mother technically. Rachel is also fairly kind to her.
  • Naïve Everygirl: Really gives off this vibe considering her sister points out how she's too trusting and that someone can take advantage of her because of it. She also wants everyone to be happy and get along with each other.
  • Navel Window: Her uniform is slightly opened at the bottom, leaving her belly button exposed.
  • Nice Girl: Joins Litchi, Makoto and Noel as among the kindest characters in the series.
  • No Sense of Direction: She can get lost following a map on a straight road. One of her opening fight animations in Chronophantasma is her holding a map upside down. And then there's her gag reel...
  • Older than They Look: She looks and acts like a girl in her mid teens but she's actually a young adult according to supplemental material. This is because her healing magic slows down her aging. It also explains how she looks like a middle aged woman after she becomes the caretaker for Ragna and his siblings despite being around for the Dark War about a century before that.
  • Parental Substitute: To Ragna, Jin and Saya in the past.
  • Perfect Health: Due to her natural ability, she's unaffected by diseases and has never been sick.
  • Pillar of Light: Her Unlimited self has Minerva firing off these in a wave (similar to Magneto's Magnetic Shockwave).
  • Plucky Girl: Even against all of the tragedies and horrors in the world, she still keeps her positive outlook.
  • Power Cord Tail: Minerva has a power cord as her "ponytail". It gets "plugged" to the ground whenever she's doing her stronger attacks.
  • Power Nullifier: A natural ability she possesses. She can absorb and negate seithr unconsciously. In Chronophantasma, Kokonoe put a limiter on her so that her mere presence wouldn't wreck the Ars Magus used in everyday life. However, Cauldrons and similar artifacts, like say, Azure Grimoires, are still affected, leaving Ragna's right eye and arm paralyzed when he's around her. Even Terumi is almost defenseless in her presence because his Hazama body is made out of Azure Grimoire and can only beg Phantom to get him the hell out of there. By the end of Chronophantasma Kokonoe has upgraded Ragna's Idea Engine to be immune to Celica's power, allowing him to fight at full power even with her around.
  • Promoted to Playable: Added as a new character to "Chronophantasma Extend".
  • Protectorate: She asks Ragna, who was kind of going through an existential crisis at the moment, to protect her if he wants a purpose in life. Ragna doesn't really understand, but agrees.
  • Ramming Always Works: One of her specials turn Minerva into a jet plane and then she flies towards the opponent. Also done in two of her Distortion Drives; one as her normal self and one as her Unlimited self. Both involves Minerva ramming back and forth towards the opponent. Minerva also does it in her Astral, right in the opponent's back.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to her sister's red.
  • Regenerating Health: Her Overdrive has her health bar regenerate over time.
  • Robot Buddy/Robot Girl: Minerva.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: With Bloodedge. As of Chronophantasma, this extends to present-day Ragna.
  • School Uniforms are the New Black: She wears the Ishana school of magic's uniform at all times.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: Nine believed that Celica merging with the Lynchpin in order to attack the Black Beast would lead to this, due to the Lynchpin only disabling seithr instead of destroying it. The entire reason Nine created the Rettenjou (and the other Nox Nyctores) was so that this sacrifice would never be necessary. To her credit, thanks to Lord Tenjo Amanohokosaka's sacrifice, it worked.
  • Ship Tease: With Ragna. After his "death" after the Dark War (actually just returning to his own time) she refuses to get married and tells her sister that waiting for him is her happiness.
    • In one of the Gag Reels, she is unaffected by the Spectacles of Eros, which Ragna has been lumbered with again; i.e. she truly loves him. She even flat out says it with no issues. Notable since while Ragna gets irritated by every girl saying "I love you" to him while under the spectacle's influence, he instead gets flustered when Celica did the same to him - which sparks every other girls' anger (aside from Rachel who's similarly unaffected).
    • She's just as comfortable with it when he's stuck with them yet again in Spectacles of Eros Finale (in CF). When the entire competition is revealed to be a way to decide who loves Ragna the most she laughs it off and questions the point of it since she's obviously wins out there, Spectacles of Eros or not. This time Rachel doesn't take this lying down and actually begins to try to say that she's the one who loves Ragna most, but is interrupted before she can even get past her initial stammering.
  • Shoryuken: One of her special moves, done with Minerva.
  • Shotoclone: Fitting for a character designed to be "easy to use", she comes with a fireball move, an uppercut move and a rushing move.
  • Single-Target Sexuality; Every instance of Celica is singularly interested in Ragna. She even turns down Kagura's attempts to part her from him on multiple occasions, even in her intro with him in CPX.
  • Skill Gate Character: Was created with this in mind and confirmed by Word Of God.
  • Spam Attack: Her Casque Veloute DD has Minerva rushing towards the opponent. If it hits, then she proceeds to deliver such a brutal beatdown that the view is obscured, with only the aftermath being shown.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Frequently rendered as Caelica.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Part of the reason why she's such a divisive character (at least in America anyway) is how much of Chronophantasma's story is devoted to her. She appears in all three routes for one reason or another, and plays a far larger role than anyone in Ragna's character arc. Like Kagura (see his section), this gets lampshaded in one extra scenario in the PS Vita version. Like Kagura, her screentime is significantly toned down in Centralfiction.
  • Supporting Protagonist: She's mostly this in the Phase 0 and Phase Shift 4. The story often involves the tribulations of other people (notably Bloodedge and Six Heroes) as seen through her.
  • Take My Hand!: She does this in the CF story to Ragna, who fell into a Cauldron, but she doesn't succeed. Though then Nine reveals that that isn't the real Ragna, but an illusion born from her thoughts.
  • Telescoping Robot/Transforming Mecha: Minerva can transform parts of herself into various weapons, and she can also become a fighter jet plane. She's much more flexible than Nirvana or Ignis overall.
  • Theme Naming: All of her special attacks are named after a combination of food + various weapons, in Gratuitous French.
  • The Tease: A very downplayed example, but there were a few occasions when she was teasing Ragna in a less than innocent manner (one time jokingly asking if he was planning to do something to her when they were alone in a bedroom). Makes sense since, despite her appearance, she is actually a young adult just a little under Ragna's age, so it is natural that she would have a more mature sense of humor at that point.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Unlike quite a bit of the cast, Celica has no killing intent whatsoever. So instead she orders Minerva to fly the opponent off of the stage in her Astral, but not before restoring their HP to 100%.
  • Three-Strike Combo: Her Drive moves are chains of 3 attacks.
  • Token Wholesome: Short skirt aside, she shows little to no skin. Her clothes are also among the most mundane in the game.
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth: Celica's one of the most pure, kind-hearted people in the dark world that BlazBlue takes place in, and she originally was killed by Terumi when he raided the Church and dies doing a Heroic Sacrifice in CF
  • Wave-Motion Gun: Her Sabre Anglaise DD has Minerva form a big cannon to shoot a straight laser forward. Its Overdrive version adds some more guns to the mix.
  • White Mage: Naturally gifted with healing magic.
  • White Sheep: To the Mercury family, Celica is the only one who is not a Jerkass and has no morally questionable personality traits to speak of compared to her sister, niece, and father.
  • Womanchild: She retains most of her quirks even as a nun, including her terrible sense of direction. This meant that Ragna was the one taking care of her, Jin, and Saya whenever they went out together.
  • You Remind Me of X: Was reminded of Ragna whenever she was around Hakumen during the Dark War. This is actually what first got them to interact with one another, since at that time Hakumen would refuse to speak to anyone unless it involved the Black Beast. Her mentioning Ragna (which confused him quite a bit) got him to open up to her.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: In Chronophantasma, because Celica can't turn her ability to absorb seithr power off, her ability is slowly pushing her artificial body to the limit giving her about a month to live. And even if there wasn't that much seithr around, Kokonoe estimates she only has six months at best, which is why she's okay with using her as the activation mechanism for Kushinada's Linchpin. Ragna is infuriated when he learns this. Once her body finally uses up all its time left, Celica disappears in the middle of CF.