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    Lambda -No.11- 
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If you know what's good for you, don't hurt Ragna when she's around.
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  • Height: 155cm (5'1")
  • Weight: 45kg (99.2 lbs)
  • Blood type: Unknown
  • Date of Birth: September 1
  • Birthplace: Ibukido
  • Hobbies: Observing Tartar
  • Values: None
  • Likes: None
  • Dislikes: None

"O' silver blade forged in the depths of the beyond, hear my summons and purge those who stand in my way. Lay waste."

Voiced by: Kanako Kondo (Japanese) / Cristina Valenzuela (Continuum Shift-Chronophantasma) (English)

After Nu's apparent death, Kokonoe has Tager salvage the 11th Prime Field Device from Ikaruga, and then plucks Nu's soul from the Boundary, erases her memories, and implants her within her predecessor's body. She is now completely subservient to Kokonoe and is used as another tool in her plan to get revenge on Terumi. As she inhabits the body of her predecessor, she is not the juggernaut she was before. This is manifested gameplay-wise in the form of loads of balance changes.

Her Arcade mode playthroughs are named, in the second and third games respectively: The Numbers and Departure. Her story mode playthrough in the second game is named lacrima No-11.

In Chronophantasma, Lambda disappears to make way for the return of Nu. However, in CPEX, Lambda is added again to the roster on October 9, 2014. She will be based on Nu's current Luna Form stance. To further differentiate herself from Nu, the swords that Lambda summons are brand-new and she has a green, ethereal aura surrounding her. Her Drive has been renamed Sword Summoner II. The swords that she summons have shorter range but bigger hitbox than Nu's. Her playstyle is also different from Nu's, while still mostly a zoning character, Lambda focuses more on getting up close to her opponent and using her melee attacks. Her Overdrive, Elysium, increases the size and damage of her Drive attacks and grants them new properties.

In the fourth game, her Exceed Accel Duo Cultus has her stun the foe with her swords. Then she proceeds to do multiple somersaults kicks a'la Guile's Flash Explosion. Her Astral is the same as Nu's.

  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Played for Laughs in CF. Lambda is normally subservient to Kokonoe...except whenever Ragna is involved, something that Kokonoe is extremely annoyed with.
  • And I Must Scream: Poor, poor Lambda... The original one, that is. We see what her life was like before she died, and it makes her younger sisters look positively blessed by comparison.
    • It doesn't get much better after Kokonoe revives her. Lambda's worst fear- and primary source of trauma- was being treated like a doll instead of an actual being that could think and feel. This is exactly what Kokonoe does to her, effectively mercy-killing the last remnants of Lambda by erasing her memories, and Lambda was aware but unable to say or do anything to prevent it.
  • Artificial Human: She is a Murakumo Unit.
  • Back from the Dead: Returns in Chronophantasma Extend. Exactly how she pulled this off is a matter of some speculation.
  • Badass Adorable: She's a Murakumo Unit and is about as dangerous as either of her "sisters". And thanks to her expanded characterization from the anime and beyond, when she's not in combat she's usually freaking adorable.
  • Battle Aura: In CPEX she's constantly being enveloped in a green aura for some reason.
  • Become A Real Girl: Her story arc during the latter half of the series.
  • Become Your Weapon: She's normally separated from her weapon. In order to access her battle form, she merges with it, shown as a special sequence in her Battle Intro.
  • BFS: Much like her sisters, the Murakumo. Although what she has is an imitation by Kokonoe. Nevertheless, she can still summon one in her Calamity Sword DD and Astral Heat. Her Overdrive can also turn her Drive swords into these.
  • Big, Screwed-Up Family: Just like the other Murakumos, courtesy of being a Saya clone. Curiously, she doesn't interact with Jin much, so they don't have much of a relationship either way (although Hakumen, being a time-displaced Jin, considers her just as much a threat as Nu), and Ragna's not quite sure what to make of her from the time they spent together to date in CS. Her more important relationships are with her genetic sisters - Noel, as of CPEX, genuinely loves Lambda & fully accepts as a sister, sees a lot of her own former situation in Lambda and wants to help Lambda grow into a complete person, while Nu absolutely despises Lambda because Lambda is another threat to Nu's plans for Ragna and intends to stop Nu from hurting him.
  • Blank Slate: Kokonoe was going to bring her back with the memories, but when Lambda started to have a complete breakdown upon reliving her past experiences, she was forced to erase them to spare her the pain. She slowly gets better, especially when Nu's memories start to come back.
  • Bootstrapped Leitmotif: In that the vocal editions of the first Awakening the Chaos, in particular, seem to fit Lambda much better than they do Nu now. As much as they can get rather nonsensical, the lyrics to the L.A. version, in particular, seem to allude heavily to her Central Fiction plot.
  • Break the Cutie: Her opening scene from her Continuum Shift path has her painfully experimented on and begging for the pain to stop. And that's only the start of her problems...
  • But Not Too Foreign: Being that she's a clone of Saya/Noel, who was born from the 5th Prime Field Device, implied to be based on Saya Terumi, who is Japanese.
  • Call-Back: Lambda's commentary with Makoto in Chronophantasma causes her to glitch out and recall her "gag reel" from Continuum Shift.
    "Squirrel beastkin. Incoming memories from separate phenomena. Ta-ta...?"
  • Characterization Marches On: She was originally just a Suspiciously Similar Substitute for Nu and didn't really have any distinct traits of her own. But ever since her appearance in the anime, she's been given more distinct traits, being more like a curious child compared to Nu's more aggressive nature.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Offhandedly mentioned in Calamity Trigger's Story Mode opening.
  • Clones Are People, Too: Noel treats her as a sister instead of a copy, and Kokonoe really dislikes forcing her into action. Her personality and individuality are still developing, but they're definitely present.
  • Cloning Blues: Just like Nu and Noel.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Gets tangled in some bedsheets during the epilogue.
  • Cyber Cyclops: Only when she dons her facial mask though, unlike Nu she has use of both her eyes without it.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: Not very dark but her chibi-fied self appearing in her "Help me, Professor Kokonoe"-segment has noticeably darker skin than the other characters. Her portrait and game sprites have bright skin, though, but with a slightly darker shade than Noel's (and "normal human" compared to Nu's blatant albinism).
  • Dash Attack: Her Act Parcer Zwei moves that ends with different attacks per version. In the fourth game, her new Act Parser Tri can lead to even more combinations.
  • Declaration of Protection: Twice in CF arcade, she has said this. The first in her Act 1 arcade when fighting Hakumen, the second in her Act 2 arcade when fighting Nu. Both of them have her saying that she's gonna protect Ragna.
  • Determinator: Her CF arcade shows her to be this - she was beaten quite hard by Hakumen and yet choosing to keep going, even ignoring her innate self-preservation programming (and, later, Relius' restrains on her). All because she wants to meet Ragna. Hakumen and Nine naturally lampshade this.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: Originally designed as a re-balanced Palette Swap of Nu, her appearance in the Chronophantasma Extend update has seen her fighting style change to be more aggressive and her personality is nothing like Nu's (and in fact she is quite dead-set on stopping her "sister" from killing/merging with Ragna).
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Much like Nu, when she isn't wearing the full Murakumo armor she tends to caper around barefoot. This is on particular display in episode 8 of the Alter Memory anime, which did a lot to cement the "adorable" side of her Badass Adorable status.
  • Downer Ending: Her joke ending, which ends with the pet insect she adopted being thrown in the trash by an unknowing Kokonoe. Possibly the only depressing Gag Reel in the game.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: After having suffered through eons of time loops and possibilities, Lambda survives the events of CF and is shown in the epilogue to be living a peaceful life with her sisters as nuns.
  • Emotionless Girl: Much more so than Nu or Mu (especially once Noel gains full control of her Mu side). She's beginning to develop emotions in CPEX and beyond, a trait Noel wishes to encourage.
  • Empty Shell: What Kokonoe thinks she is, but she does grow a degree of sentience as the series goes on.
  • Enemy Within: In Lambda's Story Mode in CS, she's occasionally plagued by Nu's conscience inside her. And due to some magical heebie-jeebies by Hazama and Phantom, she is forced to fight against Nu in the climax.
  • Ethereal Choir: The song has one for an ominous feel, similar to Nu.
  • Fetal Position Rebirth: When she was done being rejuvenated by Kokonoe in her People Jars, she was first shown (in CS) floating on this pose.
  • Flawed Prototype: Though her decrepit, cobbled-together state probably doesn't help, either.
  • Flying Firepower: Downplayed in both accounts: She just floats, and her projectiles don't reach as far as Nu's.
  • Flying Weapon/Razor Wings: Same deal as Nu's.
  • Fragile Speedster: She has fast dashes, but only has 10,000 health.
  • Glass Cannon: She can dish out some good damage without using her Distortion moves, as well as having a solid corner pressure, but only has 10,000 health. Slightly mitigated in Centralfiction, but she is still fragile.
  • Glorious Mother Russia: Where she was built, and later rediscovered.
  • Gratuitous German: When you combo with her swords, she counts the hits in German for no apparent reason.
    "Eins, Zwei, Drei, Vier, Fünf, Sechs, Sieben,..."
  • Gravity Master: Her Gravity Seed special puts a gravity circle at a certain point on the floor. She can't spam it as easily as Nu, however, as she needs a gauge to charge first (like Tager's Spark Bolt gauge).
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: After her Character Development, she's as much of an absolute sweetheart as Noel.
  • Healing Vat: At the start of her story in CS, she was rejuvenated in a vat of water and being watched by Kokonoe, because she was in pretty bad shape when she was rescued in Ibukido (by Tager). She also regularly goes back into it for maintenance.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: At the very end of CS Nu's soul resurfaces, she regains Nu's memories and takes not one, but two killing blows from Terumi's Ouroboros to the back that were meant for Ragna. She then gives Ragna the power from her Idea Engine to unlock his Azure Grimoire allowing him to defeat Terumi and turn Mu back into Noel shortly after. Parts from Lambda's regeneration chamber are later used to make Ragna's new left arm.
  • Hit-and-Run Tactics: The official CF site describes her playstyle as "hit and away".
  • Homing Projectile: The new version of Calamity Sword in CPEX automatically targets the opponent's position.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: At least, the ones who created Lambda and the other Murakumo units certainly were.
  • Human Weapon: Same as her sisters.
  • Identity Amnesia: Has no memory of who or what she is in Chronophantasma Extend. Rachel and Noel help her regain her memories so that she can be truly reborn into the world.
  • I Will Find You: At the end of her CPEX arcade run, she resolves to find Ragna. In CF, despite being controlled by Kokonoe, she still tries to find Ragna and will try to eliminate any perceived threat towards him. In her Act 3 arcade play, when she finally meets Ragna, she's happy enough (as much as a girl like her can be "happy") that she's okay with Ragna telling her that he's going to erase her memories.
  • Leitmotif: Awakening the Chaos, notably she keeps this as her theme when she's brought back in Chronophantasma Extend while Nu has its remix as her theme.
  • Lethal Chef: Averted. To establish that she's becoming an independent being, she does not have the same terrible cooking skills as Noel and Izanami.
  • Long-Range Fighter: Downplayed; she has similar long-range capabilities as Nu, but she also has some close-ranged tactics with her unique specials.
  • Machine Monotone: As is the standard for the Murakumo Units, although hers is quite a bit more prominent, and from CPEX on, only begins to slip if she thinks Ragna's in danger.
    • She also does it to shoot down Noel's attempts to cook, which makes it even funnier.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: No likes, no dislikes, no values... yet. She does list 'Watching Tartars' among her hobbies.
  • "No. Just... No" Reaction: At Noel's offers to cook.
  • Palette Swap: Her battle armor, to Nu's.
    • Their non-battle outfits kind of avoid this: she was never actually shown outside of her armor in Continuum Shift or its expansions themselves, but starting in Alter Memory, she was shown as wearing a much different, longer cloak than Nu's in her white-gold-black colors, which has been carried over into Chrono Phantasma Extend and Central Fiction. They do retain matching bodysuits, but that seems to be the undersuit of the Murakumo armor itself.
  • Pick Your Human Half: Of the "looks human, acts robotic" type.
  • Rapunzel Hair: If we were to unbraid that ponytail of hers, her hair would easily clear her knees.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Whenever she's without her visor, she's shown to have these. It's subverted though, because her personality is easily the least aggressive of all of the Murakumo Units, though it doesn't stop her from being any less capable in combat.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: Not her, but the insectoid pet she gets in her gag reel. Not to say that she isn't cute herself.
  • Robo Speak: Even more than Nu; once CPEX rolls around, this is adjusted upwards for her and Nu is actually made a little less robotic, just to make the distinction clearer.
    • As an example, at one point in CPEX, she begins reporting hard disk errors when trying to access her amnesiac memory. Not even Nu in CT got that robotic.
  • Robot Girl: The eleventh Prime Field Device. In CPEX and beyond, she becomes a more Data-like or Yuki Nagato-like "Robot Girl Classic" example, to contrast with Mu's "Accepted My Humanity" variant and Nu's "Psychotic Malfunction".
  • Signature Move: Much like Nu, her Drive moves and Legacy Edge.
  • Soul Fragment: Just like her "sisters", it's implied that she carries a part of Saya's soul and some of her memories. The end of her CPEX Arcade mode shows it; she certainly has no other reason to think of that specific field of grass and flowers in conjunction with a smiling Ragna...
  • Space Master: Much like Nu, she can manipulate space to summon swords.
  • Supreme Chef: If Noel is to be believed Lambda is a very good cook. It only makes sense in the ending of Centralfiction that she's the one to cook the meals at the new church, seeing as Noel is the only alternative.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Gameplay-wise she was created as a substitute for the then-deceased Nu, to the point that her Unlimited form in Continuum Shift was Nu.
  • Storm of Blades: Much like Nu.
  • Taking the Veil: Joins Noel in becoming a nun in the epilogue.
  • Theme Naming: Same as Nu, i.e. swords and bladed weapons. And brand names of cars.
  • Vocal Evolution: After her appearance in the Anime, her voice has changed somewhat to differentiate her from her sisters. Lambda's speech is more softspoken and subtle compared to Nu's higher-pitched Yandere voice and Mu's more confident and authoritative tone.
  • When She Smiles: Comes with being the resident Emotionless Girl; while she has an identical face to Noel, who smiles quite often, the rarity of Lambda's smiles makes it all the sweeter when she does. It was first showcased in Alter Memory and got more exposure in Chronophantasma Extend as a part of her Character Development.
  • White Sheep: Of the Murakumo Units. She is by far the least dangerous of themnote , only attacking on the orders of Kokonoe and even sacrifices herself to protect Ragna. And unlike her younger sister, she's not a Yandere around the guy either.
    • Lampshaded by Ragna in one of the Chronophantasma Extend Gag Reels, where he is dating Noel, and Lambda and Nu are her sisters. Ragna notes that Lambda is the most stable out of all three of them.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Lambda's "bad" ending after losing a Battle in the Center of the Mind leaves her alone in a hallucinated space. Suddenly, an image of Ragna appears, tells her she did well and Kokonoe is proud of her, and they can both rest now. Lambda is overjoyed to see him and happily lies down to take a nap with her beloved Ragna. When Kokonoe re-establishes contact with her body, Lambda is lying in a garden staring up at the sky, her mind shattered... but a smile on her face.
    • Her joke ending also has her clumsily become friends with Makoto and explore a few minute facets of individuality... it lasts up until Kokonoe drops Lambda's pet insect down the waste disposal by accident.
  • You Are Number 6: Is designated Boundary Interface Prime Field Device –No.11-.
  • Younger Than They Look: As with the other Murakumos, she's much younger than she looks, with her current body being, at most, seven years old.

    Tsubaki Yayoi 
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  • Height: 160cm (5'3")
  • Weight: 47kg (103.6 lbs)
  • Blood type: A
  • Date of Birth: March 14
  • Birthplace: Naobi
  • Hobbies: Painting, singing
  • Likes: Historical dramas
  • Dislikes: War

"White feathers for innocence, black feathers for darkest sin. We are the messengers and hammers of God, come to deliver righteous justice. Let sinners be punished! Let justice be done!"

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

A fellow classmate of Jin, Noel, and Makoto from the Academy. Tsubaki comes from the noble Yayoi family. She's also Jin's childhood friend and has harboured a secret crush on him since they were young. After graduation, she served under the Zero Squadron/Wings of Justice, whose duty is to punish those who rebel against NOL. After the True Ending of the first game she was given orders by Hazama to execute Jin and Noel for knowing about his plans. And so she is sent out to Kagutsuchi to accomplish her mission, armed with an Armagus called Izayoi which steals light and uses it as a weapon. Later story developments will have her learning some awful truths which makes her go down the dark path, and her friends must save her.

Her canon path reveals much of her family's history. The Yayoi family is one of the oldest members of the Duodecim - the twelve noble families who helped form the original NOL. Her house and the Kisaragi house, which Jin belongs to, have very close relations with one another. Both families are quite famous, but also infamous within the NOL. Both families have very strange ethics, which causes them to be seen disdainfully in the eyes of the other families. In the Kisaragis' case, they take in children from all around the world due to their talents and are seen as mercenaries. In the Yayois' case, however, they are the opposite - family is the most important thing. So important, in fact, that when children began exhibiting weaker ars magus aptitude were born, members started resorting to incest and inbreeding in the mad delusion they would get stronger. Tsubaki is not the first-born child of her family - she is the first to survive. The day she met Jin, however, was like meeting a long-lost relative to her, and the two became close friends throughout their childhood.

Her Arcade mode playthroughs are named, in the second and third game respectively: ARCH ENEMY and Never Break Your Heart. Her story mode playthrough in the second game is named regret sin.

Her Drive, Install, fills a meter that increases the power of her attacks. In Chronophantasma, her Overdrive is Second Install, which causes her charge gauge to automatically regenerate.

In the fourth game, her Exceed Accel Shinbatsu: Mei wo Iru Ikazuchinote  / Macto Lux Kyrie has her stun her opponent with the Izayoi book. Then she turns her blade into a bow of light and then fires a multitude of laser arrows at the opponent. Her Astral, Shinsei: Hito wo Sabaku Kami note  / Requiem Aeternam, has her using Izayoi's power to turn her into an angel and bind the opponent in place as a statue of a goddess (the same one seen in the background of Jin's stage) finishes the opponent off by impaling them with its massive spear. In Chronophantasma, the statue has been recolored black.

  • A-Cup Angst: While not as obsessed as other characters, she doesn't react well to Taokaka fondling her breasts and deeming them as 'average'.
  • Action Girl: A cross between this and Lady of War.
  • Adorkable: Not usually, but bring up Jin or, and in fact especially, period pieces, and hoo boy does she qualify.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: As shown in her concept art, Tsubaki was going to have black hair, and her personality would definitely make her play this straight.
  • Ambiguous Situation: The ending of Central Fiction shows her meeting with Noel, Makoto, and Lambda and enjoying her time with them. Some time later, she is shown brandishing Ookami from behind Rachel but is not shown. What this means about her fate remains unclear.
  • Ancestral Weapon: As seen in the Phase Shift novels, the Izayoi was first wielded by Tsubaki's ancestor.
  • Anti-Villain: After she defects to the Imperator's side in Continuum Shift's True ending, and for most of Chronophantasma Tsubaki does truly have a good heart and wants what's best for everyone, but her upbringing and extremely rigid attitude are what drives her to oppose the protagonists.
  • Ascended Extra: She only appeared in flashbacks of Jin & Noel's stories in Calamity Trigger, Continuum Shift makes her playable, and a part of central conflict, particularly as Hazama's Unwitting Pawn for Noel, and now arguably as prominent as the three main protagonists, being the point of motivation for two of them in Chronophantasma. Lampshaded in her Help Me, Professor Kokonoe segment.
    • Looks to reach Tritagonist status in any potential sequel; she Took a Level in Badass and can fight with the strongest in the story on an equal footing. Furthermore, Jin gets seriously hurt after Ragna's Power Incontinence episode, with Noel getting less severely injured. Tsubaki, by now herself again and having made up with the two of them and Makoto, has put Ragna, who she already hates, at the top of her shit-list, as well as being one of the few who can actually stop him now after unlocking Izayoi's full power. Rachel also asked both her and Jin to kill Ragna before he dies normally; and if that fails, Rachel also asked her to kill her with Immortal Breaker.
  • Ascended Fangirl: Being a Six Heroes fan is part of the reason she joined the NOL in the first place; to be like them. It shows when she runs into Hakumen, who was her favourite and main inspiration, and she can't stop herself from babbling on.
  • An Axe to Grind: One of the weapons she can summon from her book in some of her specials.
  • The Atoner: For her actions in Continuum Shift and Chronophantasma, by the time of Central Fiction Tsubaki has become a bodyguard of sorts for Noel, determined to stop anyone who would do her harm, including Jin and Hakumen.
  • Badass Bookworm: That huge buckler thing? It's actually a book. She's also into historical dramas.
  • Badass Cape: A part of her main outfit.
  • Badass Creed: Her Astral quote, depicted above, as well as the same creed the rest of the NOL share. As of Chronophantasma, she, along with Hazama, are the only two who still recite the creed during battle intros with other NOL Personnel, after the others defected during the True Ending of Continuum Shift
    "Dispatched in mankind's darkest hour, we are Knights of the Blue Flame!"
  • Beat the Curse Out of Him: Or her in this case. The focus of Jin and Noel in the third game is to try to break the Mind Eater curse on her. After some dedicated work to figure out how they do it, they make a plan along with Makoto, Kagura and Kokonoe; they first trap her along with Jin, Noel and Makoto in a special field made by Kokonoe, then Makoto beats her up, Noel (as Mu) tries to invoke her Izayoi form, and Jin does the rest. Ultimately, what they do is urging her to break it from the inside, which she manages to do... but not before she attacked Jin with her Immortal Breaker. Thankfully, as the user of Power of Order, Jin is immune to it.
  • Beneath the Mask: While naturally prim, polite and dutiful, she harbors feelings for Jin that are quite unhealthy.
  • Berserk Button: She doesn't like it when people make moves on Jin in front of her. Hazama's spiel drives it Up to Eleven.
  • Betty and Veronica: Jin and Hakumen respectively, for her. Jin is her Childhood Friend whom she looks up to a lot, and she desires to be his assistant. Hakumen is one of the Six Heroes of legend whom she idolizes, and he has acknowledged it; he even shows his softer side to her. The irony is that Jin and Hakumen are the same person. Well, okay, Hakumen being an alternate timeline Jin who's more mature and experienced than the current, but still.
  • Black and White Insanity: Really kicks in after she's brainwashed where she's willing to kill the aforementioned Jin and Noel, as well as Makoto if they don't return to the NOL. And then she defects too, though by the end she returns to her post (as does Jin) when Homura is made Imperator. And in the end she's the only one still convinced that Ragna is "pure evil" and never knows that he's more than he looks (especially as he becomes more morally upright), Black Beast or no.
  • Black-and-White Morality: In her eyes, anyone who opposes the NOL is evil and unforgivable; despite the fact that most of the cast have very justifiable reasons for opposing them, and the fact that the NOL themselves aren't that pure. Notably, at first she hates Ragna for being indirectly responsible for causing Jin and Noel to defect, despite the fact that she's never met the guy and she hasn't learn of the relationship between the three till much later. Although she changes her stance in Chronophantasma's epilogue; she still has a grudge against Ragna, especially for hurting Jin and Noel (he lost control of his body due to the Imperator's influence and forced to attack them), but vows to kill him due to the danger he poses.
  • Blessed with Suck: In her story mode, using a Distortion or Astral Heat as the killing move leads to her bad ending because her Armagus "Izayoi" draws the light from her eyes and energy from her life, and the Drives speed up the process. Jin told her to get rid of it already, and Ragna offers the favor of destroying it for her (before Hakumen interferes anyway).
  • Blind Justice: In both the literal and figurative sense.
  • Blind Mistake: In one of CP's gag reels, she shouts at Kokonoe that the latter was already being suspicious when she entered the place... while Tsubaki is facing at a wall. Ragna says that she should get rid of Izayoi already.
  • Blind Obedience: Tsubaki was raised to believe anything the NOL did was righteous and for the benefit of everyone, and to never question their rule.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Tsubaki hesitates to fight Jin and tries to spare her friends even after Terumi tells her about how Noel replaced her. Then Terumi's failsafe kicks in, and Tsubaki switches into a haughty, ultra-lawful persona.
  • Break the Cutie:
    • This happens when Hazama comes at her and trolls her about her blindness, as well as saying that how Noel stole her chance of being Jin's secretary. She got broken further when the Imperator's influence starts to get into her.
    • The Anime decided to take it Up to Eleven and throw her completely over the Despair Event Horizon. After fighting both Noel and Jin and failing to defeat either of them, she finds out they don't care for her concept of justice or the NOL she was led to believe were so righteous, with the latter in particular completely breaking it down. She's so broken up by these turn of events, she nearly offs herself before the Imperator intervened. Goddamnit Tsubaki.
    • Even among the fans, her being seemingly rooted in the lower tiers of competitive play has turned her into a Butt-Monkey, with her constantly bemoaning her fate.
  • Breakout Character: She was voted the most popular character in an official poll (as shown in Bururaji W's live recording special) ran by Arc System Works themselves, beating out all three of the primary main characters. She's been steadily getting a larger role with every subsequent game after her debut as a result.
  • Canada, Eh?: Born in Naobi, located in Canada.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: It's downplayed in the main series where she's fairly modest with her feelings towards Jin, but Remix Heart takes it up to levels not uncommon in other Anime.
  • Changing Clothes Is a Free Action: In her Help Me, Professor Kokonoe segment, she instantly changes her academy uniform into her usual white getup with the hat at a blink of an eye.
    Kokonoe: What, no Transformation Sequence?
    Tsubaki: Due to unforeseen circumstances, it had to be cut.
  • Character Development: In CP, to a lesser extent (when compared to the main characters); her experiences on battling her friends and later Hakumen has made her slowly changing and improving her stance regarding justice.
  • Charged Attack: She can charge her Sanctus Decus special to increase its damage and give it different properties.
  • Chekhov's Gun: An offhand comment by Kokonoe and Tager in CS sets up Tsubaki's transformation in Chronophantasma.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Tsubaki appeared as an NPC in Calamity Trigger flashbacks.
  • Childhood Friends: With Jin.
  • Childhood Marriage Promise: When she and Jin were children, they said that if they ever broke a promise they'd have to "stick a needle in their eye", though Tsubaki seems take it more seriously than Jin, or so it seemed until he put his own life on the line to keep said promise in Chronophantasma.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Beneath the dutiful heiress to House Yayoi lay feelings of jealousy in regards to Jin. In Continuum Shift proper, Hazama pulls her strings by convincing her Noel "stole" her place with Jin. In Wheel of Fortune, a flash memory of Jin playing with his sister Saya leaves her screaming for the latter to get away from him.
    Tsubaki: I'm the one who should be with Jin. Noel... Noel took that away from me!
  • Closet Geek: Her HMPK segment and some gag reels reveal that she's one for historical dramas.
  • The Coats Are Off: She sometimes starts off as wearing her Zero Squadron cloak with a Cool Mask, which she then discards in her Battle Intro.
  • Containment Field: With Izayoi, she can project one called Zanki Barrier, which, aside from being physically impenetrable, can block attempts of observations and phenomenon interventions.
  • Creepy Cool Crosses: She has them on their boots.
  • Cultured Badass: A requirement for every member of the 12 Families of the Duodecim. For example, she enjoys singing, reading and painting.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Normally not, but when she's being mind-controlled she's given matching red eyes for her red hair.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: The Wheel of Fortune reveals that she was this in the time loop Hakumen is from.
  • Dark Chick: The main one of the NOL Five-Man Band. She did share with Litchi though. Both jump ship.
  • Dash Attack: Her Sanctus Aequum special has her dashing forward, smashing her foe with her book.
  • Death from Above: Her new Distortion Drive as her Unlimited self in CP has her summon many falling spheres of light.
  • Defector from Decadence: Leaves the NOL after Mind Eater is broken during her fight with Makoto; after Saya is ousted and Homura is given his rightful place as Imperator, she is reinstated as First Lieutenant of Zero Squadron, her old unit and her old rank (she was only major because Terumi needed a figurehead).
  • Demonic Possession:In Chronophantasma, during her final battle with Noel, Makoto and Jin, Tsubaki is now fully under the control of Mind Eater and the Imperator uses her voice to speak her own words. She breaks it eventually.
  • Despair Event Horizon: After she's rejected by both Jin and Noel in Continuum Shift.
  • Driven by Envy: In CS Hazama exploits her lingering jealousy for Noel as a way to pit them together as part of his plans, and it drives her to try to kill Noel.
  • Driven to Suicide: In the Anime after she realizes she can't beat Jin or Noel, and the former spits on her idea of "justice" and loyalty to NOL. She would have done it had it not been for the Imperator's intervention.
  • Enemy Mine: in Central Fiction, she and Ragna share scenes with Jin and Noel and are not trying to kill each other, and capable of putting aside their differences. It helps that they share a goal in protecting Noel. Not that this changes her attitude toward him at all.
  • Energy Ball: two of her specials involve her shooting a light ball, with one being the midair version of the other.
  • Everyone Can See It: In Remix Heart, she always tries to deny being romantically interested in Jin when someone teases her about it. Her friends all just go "Yeah, sure" behind her back and giggling. Taken Up to Eleven by the end: with a few exceptions, every member of the cast is a Shipper on Deck for them, even Ragna!
  • Evil Costume Switch: After her Face–Heel Turn she starts wearing a black version of her uniform. It also appears as a special Story-exclusive color palette in Jin's story that cannot be used, and returns in Chronophantasma as her default look. It returns to its Continuum Shift colour scheme by the end after her she's back on the heroes` side, which carries over to her appearance in Central Fiction.
  • Evil Counterpart: Chronophantasma makes her this to Noel by giving her a Mu-esque alternate form in Izayoi. Subverted at the end as they finally come together on the same side.
  • Evolving Attack: Her Drive allows her to do improved versions of her specials, using the meter that is filled by holding the Drive button.
  • Expressive Accessory: While it's only a joke, this trope applies to the hat of the Super-Deformed Tsubaki seen in her "Help Me Professor Kokonoe" segment and the BlazBlue Radio show.
  • EX Special Attack: Her Drive lets her fill up a special gauge and spend it to perform enhanced special attacks.
  • Eye Color Change: Her eyes turn red after she's been successfully mind-controlled.
  • Eyes Do Not Belong There: For some reason, her book, blade and hat have eyes on them.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Becomes more ruthless at the end of Continuum Shift, and opts to kill her friends. Don't worry, it doesn't stick.
  • Fangirl: As shown in Remix Heart, she behaves this way towards Jin, as well (if not more) and is heavily implied to be the reason why she's so madly in-love with him. Also of historical adventure pieces, to the point of being extremely Genre Savvy in some of the gag reels. In fact, it was her love of these pieces that inspire her hammy battle cries.
  • Fatal Flaw: Jealousy. Her possessiveness towards Jin, and her difficulty in seeing him with any other girl, makes her very easy to manipulate by both friend and foe. And in several timelines, Wheel Of Fortune and Continuum Shift the most notable, it has gotten her killed.
  • Feather Motif: Pointed out in her Astral Heat. She herself also has white Perpetual Molt applied to many of her attacks, and it turns black as she turns heel in CP.
  • Fiery Redhead: Tsubaki tends to act calm and controlled, but if Jin is involved (especially if you're between him and her), look out. During the Academy days, she ran the Brainy Brunette archetype instead and was likely holding the hellfire in (however well that worked out).
  • Fighter, Mage, Thief: Of her group of friends, she's The Mage, with her need to use her drive to charge her powers to really bring the pain. Subverted in her Unlimited mode as she is the most resilient of the three.
  • Fighting from the Inside: Despite being under the Imperator's curse for most of third game, Tsubaki has shown signs of resistance from time, mostly in Jin's presence. This is what clues Kagura in that the real Tsubaki was still around.
  • Flawed Prototype: It's offhandedly mentioned during Tager's story mode in Continuum Shift that Izayoi is actually a prototype for Lux Sanctus Murakumo. It is unclear how a sword, book and hat can be a prototype to a suit of armor, but...
    • Phase Shift novels also reveals that the thing has been made centuries ago and that Nine creates Ars Armagus based on Izayoi, so the weapon is effectively the prototype to all Armagus (and possibly Nox Nyctores) in existence.note 
  • Flower Motifs: The camellia, as her name gives it away (it means "camellia"). Particularly red, yellow and white camellias (as they correspond to her main colorization) mean "in love", "longing" and "waiting" respectively, symbolizing what she was especially during CS. Camellias also symbolize "refinement" and "excellence", something that she always strives to show.
  • For Great Justice / For Happiness: The former to begin with. She was taught from birth that everything the NOL did was good, just and right, and had a Black-and-White Morality view of the world as a result, which combined with her other issues made her very easy for Hazama to screw with. After her recovery in CP, she realises just how flawed the NOL really is, and prioritises the well being and happiness of her loved ones over the law, thus embodying the latter.
  • Friend or Idol Decision: Her dilemma in Central Fiction. She finds herself in trouble of choosing whether to go with Jin and Hakumen, her idols, for killing Noel, or to protect Noel, her friend. She chooses Noel in the end.
  • Grapple Move: She gains one in CP that also helps her fill her Install gauge.
  • Gratuitous Latin: Her specials were given Latin names in the English localisation.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Hazama explains that Noel's existence in the canon timelinenote  has essentially replaced Tsubaki's "intended" position; Noel became Jin's "secretary" instead of her despite inferior qualifications in every respect, meaning Tsubaki fades into obscurity, is denied the man she loves, and cannot prevent his mad pursuit of Ragna, though Wheel Of Fortune shows she couldn't have stopped him anyway. Naturally this fuels her Face–Heel Turn later.
  • He Is Not My Boyfriend: She denies having any sort of romantic feelings for Jin whenever the subject surfaces, she's a pretty bad liar though so nobody believes her.
  • Hero-Worshipper: CS reveals that she's a huge fangirl of the Six Heroes, owns all the books and movies about. In particular, she seems to idolize Hakumen the most.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In Hakumen's backstory, as expanded in the drama CD Wheel of Fortune, she died taking Nu's stabs meant for Jin.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: with Noel and Makoto since their academy days (though subverted back when she was first conceptualized, as she was originally meant to be a Lipstick Lesbian with a thing for Noel).
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Subverted. She knows something is up about Hazama, but doesn't act on her instincts due to her loyalty to the NOL. This proved very bad for her.
  • The Idealist: Believes in a peaceful world where everything's pleasant.
  • Identical Granddaughter / Generation Xerox: To her ancestor Ayame Yayoi, who fought alongside The Six Heroes. There is a strong physical resemblance, and a similar personality. The main difference being, Ayame was Happily Married with children, while Tsubaki Cannot Spit It Out to her Love Interest Jin.
  • Image Song: Her voice actress sings a vocal version of her theme "Condemnation Wings" called "Condemnation Wings ~Cry Camellia~". She also has a collective one with Noel's voice actor, for their vs. theme "Memory of Tears" called "Don't Look Back".
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: The end result of Nu's retaliation in Wheel of Fortune because she thinks Ragna is cheating on her - never mind that she was trying to help Jin.
    • And of course, her Astral Heat ends with this.
  • Implied Love Interest: For Jin. A large part of his Character Development actually revolves around her and various characters play Shipper on Deck for them. They're as close as you can get to being an Official Couple without actually being one. What makes it even more confusing is how Jin refers to their relationship as Like Brother and Sister during an extremely intense moment in Chronophantasma. Considering how Jin treats his actual siblings...
  • Incest Is Relative: Members of the Yayoi family breed with strong users of Ars Magus to keep their family strong. When there became a shortage of such people, they resorted to inbreeding which, over time, served to weaken the family. Tsubaki, it turns out, is not the first daughter of her parents; she's the first one to survive.
  • Incompatible Orientation: Back when she was first conceptualized, she was originally meant to be a Lipstick Lesbian with a thing for Noel. Presumably, Noel would still be straight.
  • Internal Reveal: After four games of being Locked Out of the Loop, Tsubaki finally learns that Ragna and Jin are brothers after the latter reveals their backstory together, and Hakumen's identity in Act 3 of Central Fiction's arcade.
  • In the Hood: Her Zero Squadron coat has a big hood, which is used in conjunction of a white mask.
  • Invocation: During her Astral Finish: "White feathers for innocence, black feathers for darkest sin. We are the messengers and hammers of God, come to deliver righteous justice! Let sinners be punished! Let justice be done!"
  • Irony: Noel's short story from one of the materials collections reveals that she specifically sought to avoid military work, but the intelligence department posted her under Jin against her will, implicitly using the fate of the Vermillions to force her into it. Effectively, when Hazama asks whose fault the screwing over of Tsubaki is, he's refusing to give the answer himself because it's probably his own - and he may well have set it all up to have Tsubaki for use as a pawn against Hakumen.
    • The truth is uglier still. In Wheel of Fortune, she tried stopping Jin from going to the Kagutsuchi cauldron but he dismissed her; then after witnessing him getting beaten by Ragna, she tried to take on the latter by herself to no avail. Then Nu came down, thinking that Tsubaki is messing with "her" Ragna; when an angered Jin screamed at Nu to go away from Ragna, she responded by throwing her sword at him; Tsubaki shielded him from it and later got Legacy Edged. Long story short, she'll die if she stayed being Jin's secretary; Noel (after several time loops later) taking her place has indirectly saved Tsubaki from her original fate.
    • Negated by Central Fiction; it may be an effect of the Embryo, but as Izayoi, she states in her pre-fight intro with Ragna that she's in 4th (Jin's) division, so she got her wish eventually. Furthermore, in the epilogue, she's wearing the standard female NOL uniform (like the one Noel used to wear), not the outfit we've seen her in all series. The implication is that her desire (as shown in her CF arcade) has finally become a possibility that she can reach due to Ragna's machinations.
    • She used to call Jin "Jin-nii-sama". By the time her best friend Noel, who she spent most of CS trying to kill, reabsorbs all of Saya's soul, she starts calling him the exact same thing. Subverted because she actually is his sister, Tsubaki isn't.
    • In Wheel of Fortune, she died Taking the Bullet for Jin from Nu-13. In CF Jin, as Hakumen, pays Nu back by curbstomping her, although he does die... by Terumi instead of Nu.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Her evaluation in Remix Heart states that she's above average in all categories, but nothing in particular stands out. It also translates to gameplay where her defense, mobility and offense are average, and her attacks are quite intuitive.
  • Justice Will Prevail: Pretty much her central theme. This gets discussed a lot, particularly in Chronophantasma.
  • Lady of War: Very dignified with a graceful moveset.
  • Lag Cancel: somewhat like Hakumen, she can freely cancel her specials into another. She can also cancel the delay of her normal attacks by using her Drive.
  • Lap Pillow: She has an exhausted Jin sleeping on her lap in Remix Heart's Beach Episode. Makoto and Kajun then takes a photo of the two.
  • Large Ham: See Invocation above. The fact she Thinks Like a Romance Novel makes this even better.
  • Leitmotif: Condemnation Wings
  • Light 'em Up: Izayoi works by manipulating light around her to attack her foes.
  • Light Is Not Good: Izayoi, her Armagus, is designed to "steal the light" from people and areas. It has a side effect: it makes the user blind over time.
  • Like Brother and Sister: Her relationship with Jin seems to flicker between this and Ship Tease.
  • Lipstick Lesbian: The original version of Tsubaki has explicitly stated to have been a lesbian and in love with Noel. This was changed when the writers realized they couldn't make it work, so her affections were switched to Jin, and Makoto was created to fill in the gap in Les Yay.
  • Love Makes You Evil: She is tricked by Hazama to believe that her old school friend Noel stole away her chance to be with her Love Interest Jin. She ends up performing a Face–Heel Turn (and More Than Mind Control) and attempting to kill Noel.
  • Madness Mantra: after she's defeated by Ragna in CP chapter 7, she starts saying "Noel, Makoto, Jin (nii-sama)" over and over as she blamed Ragna because he (indirectly) causes the three to defect from the NOL.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Tsubaki means "Camellia" in Japanese. Hakumen named his special move "Camellia" after her. Moreover, Tsubaki's surname and weapon name refer to the moon.note 
    • Tsubaki was originally going to be called Lenka, which has two meanings. "Lotus flower" in Japanese (Tsubaki means camellia, another flowering plant) and "to illuminate" in Russian, the latter of which is a reference Izayoi’s light stealing power.
  • Mercury's Wings: She grows a pair of wings on her head during her Astral.
  • Morality Pet: to Jin (one of two). Also to Hakumen. Both are alternate timeline versions of each other, you see.
  • More Than Mind Control: Really, Terumi orchestrated the perfect environment to plant the seeds of discord between her, Jin, and Noel; he put Noel under Jin's command knowing full well Tsubaki wanted that position and assigned the latter to one of the NOL's lesser squads. From that point it just took a bit of prodding and Nine's Mind Eater spell to convince her to perform a Face–Heel Turn. Fortunately, her friends manage to bring her back with The Power of Love.
  • Ms. Imagination: One of the drama tracks is dedicated to her rather...warped daydreams, which misinterprets the other characters to a glorious extent.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: What Terumi convinces her to do to Noel so she can take her spot alongside Jin. She can't go through with it though, well before Mind Eater kicked in anyway...
  • Nice Gal: She's pretty nice and polite, and all-around good citizen. Although her duty as part of the Zero Squadron would make her do some questionable acts, and as she's Brainwashed and Crazy in CP she becomes more hostile.
  • Nice Hat: In the radio show, it's even voiced by (Tomokazu Sugita's brilliant impression of) Norio Wakamoto!
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: When she was a student council member in the Academy, she often acts as this for her group, Remix Heart. She will try to remind them of the rules and call them out whenever they're acting suspicious, although she can relent at times.
  • The Ojou: Sorta gives off this vibe, being from a high ranking family and maintaining a dignified and graceful appearance.
  • Only Sane Woman: Relative to her best friends Makoto and Noel, she's the one trying to keep their antics in check.
    • Reversed in Bururaji; it's Noel trying to keep her (and Ragna) in check.
  • Overranked Soldier: Promoted to Major for her "exploits" against Ragna the Bloodedge as of Chronophantasma. Terumi needs a new figurehead hero, since Jin chose to defect. She's back at 1st LT by the end.
  • Perpetual Molt: Her Astral Heat gives her wings, which naturally drop feathers everywhere.
  • Phrase Catcher: In CP she's told to "open your eyes" a lot.
  • Powerful Pick: She gains a new special in CF, Agnus Dei (replacing Sanctus Decus) where she transforms her blade and book into a big pickaxe and slams the foe with it.
  • Power Gives You Wings: She gains angelic wings when activating her Astral, and dons said wings all throughout her Astral.
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt: The only one of the main cast to wear a long skirt as part of her academy uniform, and on leg shots she's wearing tights.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: When she turns heel, she becomes this; red hair & eyes + black clothing. Her wing attacks also gives off a blood-red color.
  • Religious Bruiser: A number of her win quotes and her Astral spiel (in the dub at least) allude to sin and forgiveness. She evens outright name-drops God during her Astral. May also tie into her being the Token Wholesome and Reluctant Fanservice Girl.
  • Right for the Wrong Reasons: She really has it out for Ragna, and at the end of Chronophantasma she decides to go after him to kill him due to the threat he poses, citing him as the "source of all evil in the world". While she's right about the fact that he's a threat to the world and perfectly justified in going after him, she is completely unaware of his Hidden Depths and lacks any understanding of the man himself. By Chronophantasma's end she's about the only main protagonist that doesn't know that Ragna is not the bad person he's been made out to be with her opinions of him mostly based on the fact that he's battled and beaten Jin multiple times. Rachel makes a subtle jab at her for this during true ending of story mode and in her arcade mode she outright calls Tsubaki out on it.
    Rachel: You're looking for him, are you not? I wonder what he looks like through those clouded eyes of yours.
    Tsubaki: *Over images of the Black Beast and Ragna battling Jin* ...Evil. Ragna the Bloodedge stands for all that is evil in this world.
    Rachel: *Over her own memories of Ragna* How arrogant. Is that really something for YOU to decide?
  • Rival Turned Evil: Towards Noel until she got better in Chronophantasma.
  • Royally Screwed Up: House Yayoi continued their mad incest policy despite protests from the rest of the Duodecim. Given Tsubaki's the sole remaining heir, it can't hope to end fast enough.
  • Shaping Your Attacks: Her weapon can manipulate light and give it a form to attack her opponents, such as wings, blades, axes...
  • She's Got Legs: According to Litchi at least. A fair sum of official and fan art also has a tendency to see to it that she's not wearing pants and in at least once case adjusting her panties as well. It often overlaps with a view from behind or her bending over to draw attention to her ass as well.
  • Ship Tease: With Jin. A lot of it. They would be an Official Couple if it wasn't for all of the alternate timeline... stuff.
  • Shipper on Deck: In Bang's gag ending, Tsubaki sees Bang peeking into Litchi's window in Orient Town, and assumes he is a peeping tom. As she's about to arrest him, Bang avoids being arrested by telling Tsubaki that Litchi is his girlfriend. Tsubaki believes him, and gets the idea that he's going to propose marriage. Upon coming to this conclusion, she gleefully insists that Bang propose to Litchi right that instant. Bang is less than pleased, given Tsubaki's... forcefulness.
  • Shoryuken: Her Benedictus Rex special, done with her blade. It's also cancellable to 2 of her midair specials, that ends with her foe being knocked back to the ground.
  • Shotoclone: It's not until CP where she gains a ground projectile move, in addition to her uppercut and rushing specials she already has.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: She knows full-well that Jin is not the "Jin-niisama" she once knew and adored long ago. But despite this, she still loves him deeply in her heart, and doesn't show particular interest in anyone except him.
  • Sitcom Archnemesis: How she views Ragna by CF. She understands they're on the same side and that he's not a bad person, but she's still pretty vocal in how much she dislikes him.
  • Situational Damage Attack: Her Confutatis Maledictis DD will deal higher damage the more Install stocks you charged beforehand.
  • SNK Boss: All unlimited characters have some level of this, but Tsubaki's appearance in the middle of Jin's CS story deserves special mention for forcing the player to fight with only half a moveset.
  • The Spock: To Noel's Kirk and Makoto's McCoy. Between Jin and Makoto, however, she serves as The Kirk to Jin's Spock and Makoto's McCoy.
  • Storm of Blades: Gains one in CP as her new Distortion Drive.
  • The Straight Man: In the chibi segments; to Makoto in "Teach Me, Miss Litchi" and to Ragna on Blue Radio. Noel is the tagalong for both.
  • Subordinate Excuse: She only has simple desires of being under Jin's orders, assisting him in his duties. Lampshaded mercilessly by Hazama in the Wheel of Fortune.
  • Super Mode: Much like Hakumen's Mugen, Tsubaki's Macto Maledictis gives her unlimited use of her Install gauge for the duration, which depends on how much it had been filled beforehand. The duration becomes longer in Overdrive.
  • Sweet Tooth: In Wheel of Fortune she likes chocolate a lot.
  • Sympathy for the Hero: In CF, Nine sympathizes with how badly the universe has treated her, much like Nine herself.
  • Theme Naming: In Japanese version, her special moves, DD's and Astral Heat have epic-sounding names in Japanese, all referencing justice in some way. In the overseas version, they have holy-sounding names in Latin.
  • Thinks Like a Romance Novel: Particularly in Bang's Gag reel in Continuum Shift.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: She says this to Ragna in her winquote against him because she blames him for what happened to Jin and Noel.
  • Three Strike Combo: She can chain Sanctus Aequum -> Sanctus Veritas -> Sanctus Decus and Benedictus Rex -> Aequum Eleison -> Lux Aeterna specials. Her Confutatis Maledictis DD also becomes like this in Overdrive.
  • Throw the Book at Them: Izayoi. Aside from Tsubaki bashing her foe with it, she can also command the light through it to attack for her, and uses it to charge her Install gauge.
  • To Be Lawful or Good: A significant point of her character is when her sense of justice conflicts with her personal feelings. In Continuum Shift, she's charged with killing Jin and Noel, something she's clearly uncomfortable with and doesn't want to do, but her sense of loyalty to the NOL causes her to adhere to her orders. She tries to follow her orders, but ultimately can't bring herself to fight either of them so Nine casts Mind Eater on her so that she fully adheres to her sense of justice becoming a Lawful Evil Knight Templar in the process. In Chronophantasma thanks to the efforts of her friends, she's freed from the Mind Eater spell and works to use her power for her friends while maintaining her justice. She's firmly on the good end of the scale by Central Fiction she's horrified at Izanami's idea of killing Noel for the sake of her desires, and actively protects her from those who wish to cause her harm, even against Jin and Hakumen, the two people she admires more than anyone.
  • Token Wholesome: Wears a full-body uniform that hides most of her figure, while most others are decidedly fanservice-y in different ways.
  • Tragic Hero: She lost her siblings, have to kill one of her friends and got brainwashed by Hazama/Yuuki Terumi.
  • Transformation Sequence: She has one in the CS story where her outfit becomes dark due to the Imperator's influence.
  • Unknown Rival: She has an intense grudge against Ragna for being the cause of Noel and Jin's defection from the NOL. Ragna barely knows who she is, and when they finally do meet face-to-face in Chronophantasma, he hardly cares.
  • Unwitting Pawn: She's used as a pawn by Hazama many, many times over. As of now, he's used her to obstruct Takagamagara's surveilance by using Izayoi, capture Noel OR die fighting, allowing Hazama to snatch her during the distraction, follow the NOL's orders blindly by feeding her half truths (and inferred Mind Control when that didn't look like it was going to work), all the while using her as a giant "screw you" to Hakumen, who was Jin Kisaragi in a previous timeline and still holds some feelings for her after witnessing his Tsubaki die.
  • Valkyries: She has a very Valkyrie-esque design, from the winged helmet, armor, and sword and shield fighting style.
  • Whip Sword: One of her normal attacks turns her dagger into one that looks extremely similar to Ivy's.
  • White Mask of Doom: Whenever she wears her hood, she also has a one-eyed white mask.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: As seen in her gag ending; she hates pandas with a passion. Litchi lampshades the contrast with Noel, whose spare uniform she'd just been cosplaying in as an apology for stepping on her Peking Duck...
  • Winged Humanoid: Temporarily turns into one during one of her specials, as well as her Astral Finish. Many of her moves also has her sprouting wings at different points of her body.
  • Woman Scorned: She wasn't happy to say the least when she was told that Noel stole her chance at being Jin's secretary.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Played for Laughs, many a Gag Reel where she shows up has her giving into her fetish for romantic heroic stories. She starts calling out how a character normally would or should act in such a situation, completely unaware that they don't work that way in real life.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: She's very beautiful, polite, mature and intelligent. She comes from an extremely traditionalist family, and extremely loyal to them and the Librarium. She only has eyes for one man and is very submissive to the idea of assisting him in his duties as his secretary (Though she didn't in the current timeline), and determined to the point of even killing her best friend. She was also shown to have an intimidating temper when annoyed or angered as shown in Remix Heart. And she's a Lady of War. She bullseye's every category.
    • Also doubles as a deconstruction. Her origins and limited romantic interests instill rather malignant tendencies (as already mentioned), and her ivory-tower upbringing leave her woefully susceptible to manipulation, which Hazama exploits like it's going out of style. It leads to the trope directly below.
  • Yandere: Subverted. While she would do anything to be at Jin's side, she's reluctant to kill her best friend (who has said position) to do so. This vanishes quickly after she's brainwashed however, and she becomes a straight example but for the Imperator instead.

    Hazama 
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  • Height: 183 cm (6'0")
  • Weight: 61 kg (134.5 lbs)
  • Blood type: AB
  • Date of Birth: April 29
  • Birthplace: Unknown
  • Hobbies: Collecting silver accessories
  • Likes: Boiled eggs
  • Dislikes: Cats

Voiced by: Yuuichi Nakamura (Japanese) / Erik Davies (Calamity Trigger-Continuum Shift II), Doug Erholtz (Continuum Shift Extend onward), Spike Spencer (during Extra Arcade Scene in Continuum Shift II) (English)

Hazama is a Captain within the NOL's Intelligence Department. He claims to dislike physical labor and appears to be quite personable at first, but his true motives are veiled behind his false, foxy smile. Throughout the story of Calamity Trigger, he appears to assist Noel, and appears in a few other characters' stories as well, for seemingly no reason...until the True Ending where all is revealed.

In reality, he is the vessel for Yuuki Terumi, one of the Six Heroes who defeated the Black Beast 90 years prior to the game's story, the Final Boss of Continuum Shift, and one of the masterminds behind every single event that happens in the story thus far. In Calamity Trigger's true ending he drops his amiable personality and reveals himself to be the exact opposite: delighting in the suffering and pain of others. Terumi's true form is actually that of a ghost, due to injuries sustained from fighting the Beast.

In the past, after Takamagahara released him (see Terumi's entry), he cut off Ragna's arm and absconded with his sister Saya to use as the template for the Murakumo Units. He now seeks to revert Noel back into her original Murakumo unit form and use her to destroy the Amaterasu unit, stating that the world is nothing but lies and vowing to plunge it into eternal despair. He uses knives as his specialty weapons.

His story in Continuum Shift reveals that he was the one responsible for the disappearances of the many NOL soldiers during Calamity Trigger - their souls were used to fuel the cauldron that would soon be used to temper Mu into Noel. In the True Ending, he kills Nu, who has resurfaced within Lambda, only to be beaten by Ragna after he gains the Idea Engine. Offscreen, he has Relius kill his body so that his ghost can enter Takamagahara and upload a special virus created by Phantom that destroys them.

His Arcade mode playthroughs are named, in the second and third game respectively: re-Play and Hundred Years Visitor. His story mode playthrough in the second game is named Advent Sword.

His Nox Nyctores/Drive is Geminus Anguium: Ouroboros, which allows him to summon chains that hang in the air and can be used to swing him back and forth or attack his opponents. In Chronophantasma, his Overdrive is Jormungand, which not only strengthens his Drive attacks, but also grants him his infamous life steal ring/aura from his Unlimited Mode.

In the fourth game, his Exceed Accel Meija Gekkouga/Glimmering Fang of the Basilisk has him stunning his foe with a kick. He then does some more kicks, ending with Serpent's Infernal Rapture, then he catches the launched foe with Ouroboros and slams them back to the ground, and finishes it with a slash of his knife covered in dark energy. His Astral, Senkon Meiraku/Hungry Darkness of 1000 Souls, has Hazama forming a portal beneath his feet that summons multiple Ouroboros chains from the ground to launch the opponent into the air. He then drops into his Terumi persona and summons thousands of serpentine spirits which coalesce into a monstrous snake that devours the opponent. Hazama then takes off his tie and holds it over his opponent's lifeless corpse. In the fourth game, this has been changed so that Terumi no longer takes over.

It has been revealed that Terumi will become a separate character from Hazama for the console release of Chronophantasma, and will have a completely different moveset. For more information, see his character page.

If you prefer to read this, told by Terumi himself, go here.
For more, see his character page here.
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