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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 were introduced in the arcade version of BlazBlue: Continuum Shift. Due to the sheer amount of trope presented, the page had to be split. To see characters introduced in the console release and later iterations, refer to BlazBlue: Continuum Shift - Additional Characters. 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 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 art that is linked here (Canon or Fanon) may be NSFW. Some also contain spoilers.

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    Lambda -No.11-
If you know what's good for you, don't hurt Ragna when she's around.
  • 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.
    • In Alternative Dark War Juusan (ie Nu) genuinely enjoys her cooking.
  • 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.
  • Only Sane Man: In one Chronophantasma gag reel where she, Nu and Noel run a coffee shop, she's the only one of the three sisters who treats Ragna like a sane person, between Nu's obsessive desire to "be one" with him and Noel being an insecure wreck of a girlfriend.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
For more, see her character page here.

  • 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: Yūichi 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.

Introduced in the Console Version(DLC)/Continuum Shift II (PSP version)

    Mu -No.12-
The Sword of the Godslayer. Still flat.
  • Height: 157cm (5'1.8")
  • Weight: 48kg (105.8 lbs)
  • Blood type: A
  • Date of Birth: January 7 (day of smelting)
  • Birthplace: Kagutsuchi (place of smelting)
  • Hobbies: Shopping via the Internet, writing poems (formerly: destruction)
  • Likes: Cute things (formerly: destruction)
  • Dislikes: Insects with lots of legs (formerly: the world)

"I have arrived, reborn as Kusanagi. The destroyer of all living creatures. I AM DEATH!"

Voiced by: Kanako Kondo (Japanese) / Cristina Valenzuela, Julie Ann Taylor (CS2 Arcade Mode) (English)

This is the form that Noel takes after being converted to her original Murakumo Unit form. She is being mind-controlled by Terumi and her hatred for the world has increased. Seeing as how she is the True Final Boss of Story Mode, she is a secret character who can be unlocked by beating the True Ending or by downloading her via the Play Station Network Store or Xbox Live Marketplace.

Confirmed as a returning character in Chronophantasma. It has been revealed that Noel has willingly allowed herself to be transformed back into her true self by Rachel in order to save Tsubaki.

Her Arcade mode playthroughs are named, in second and third game respectively: Wrath Blade and cloudless sky.

Her Drive, Steins Gunner, allows her to create small orbs of energy that can be used to fire lasers everywhere. Her Overdrive is Steins Gazer, which makes her orbs fire lasers constantly until the Overdrive duration ends (or until she detonates them).

In the fourth game, her Exceed Accel Tsuchi Ikazuchinote /Pillar of Light has her stun the foe with a slash, then multiple swords revolve around the foe and proceeds to impale the foe from all sides, creating a big explosion right after. Her CS Astral Finish, Sword of the Godslayer traps the opponent in a crystal as she conjures up her sword, Kusanagi, which is engulfed in flames. She then slices the crystal prison in half, with the opponent still inside. In the third game, it has a different animation: After trapping the opponent in the crystal, instead of lifting them and slashing them once she spreads her Murakumo petals and they transform into 8 Kusanagi swords that are supercharged with energy. The swords converge around the crystal and explode, reducing the surrounding area to a nuclear wasteland.

For more, see her character page here.

    Makoto Nanaya
  • Height: 163cm (5'4.2")
  • Weight: 49kg (108 lbs)
  • Blood type: O
  • Date of Birth: April 2
  • Birthplace: Shinatsu
  • Hobbies: Lacrosse
  • Likes: All-you-can-eat, Chestnut Parfait
  • Dislikes: Discrimination

"I'm gonna warn you, I don't pull my punches!"

Voiced by: Tomomi Isomura (Japanese) / Cindy Robinson (English)

A fellow classmate of Noel, Jin and Tsubaki from the Academy. She entered the Academy for the financial benefit NOL provided to her family. She's a Squirrel Beastkin, giving her incredible physical strength and reflexes. Unfortunately, because of her squirrel-ness she was the victim of extreme Fantastic Racism from many others, including her classmates. Noel and Tsubaki protected her from them, and became fast friends. Responds with great Squee to anything cute, including Taokaka and Noel in one of the "Teach Me, Miss Litchi!" skits, and Carl in a flashback in Noel's story mode. She ends up in the Intelligence Department of the NOL (the same division as Hazama). She wields a pair of tonfas and wears next-to-nothing.

Her Arcade mode playthroughs are named, in second and third game respectively: friendship and Bonds. Her story mode playthrough in the second game is named Slight hope.

Her Drive, Impact, charges a meter that when released performs an attack of damage equivalent to the meter (think playing those old-school golf games which require proper timing for maximum efficiency). In Chronophantasma, her Overdrive is Galaxia Impact, which automatically makes all of her Drive attacks Level G, augmenting their damage and granting additional properties.

In the fourth game, her Exceed Accel Cygnus Combination has her stun the foe with a punch to the gut. She then proceeds to do several of her specials, ending with her doing a powerful punch (or two) with a fist aura following her. Her Astral, Planet Crusher, propels her forward with a dashing gut punch, followed by some Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs that would make Kenshiro and Jotaro proud, and finally uppercutting her opponent all the way to the Moon causing it to break apart into several pieces.
For more, see her character page here.

    Valkenhayn R. Hellsing
The most awesome butler since Sebastian.
  • Height: 191 cm (6'3.2")
  • Weight: 78 kg (172 lbs)
  • Blood type: A
  • Date of Birth: September 15
  • Birthplace: Unknown
  • Hobbies: Planting Bonsai-trees
  • Likes: Pocket watches
  • Dislikes: Objects with no character

"Are you confront a beast?!"

Voiced by: Motomu Kiyokawa (Japanese) / Doug Stone (English)

A former member of the Six Heroes, Valkenhayn has been a faithful ally of the Alucard family for hundreds of years, and serves Rachel's every whim as her Battle Butler. Behind his elderly, seemingly withered form lies a secret: he is actually a werewolf. Like Makoto, he is a beastkin, but of the lupine lineage, and in his youth he used to be a vigilante before becoming acquainted with Rachel's father Clavis. When Clavis died, Valkenhayn promised his friend that he would look after Rachel in his stead. Thus, when Rachel turns up missing in Kagutsuchi, he heads out to find her.

He also appears in Bloodedge Experience series of novels, as his younger self; here, he's a member of a vigilante group "Immortal Breakers", together with his then-partner, Relius Clover. He was a more savage person who often starts unnecessary fights and has a really mean streak. He first attacked Naoto, then went to hunt Clavis Alucard together with Relius (Clavis wasn't his master back then), and then appears to abduct Naoto's sister.

His Arcade mode playthroughs are named, in second and third game respectively: loyalty and frustration. His story mode playthrough in the second game is named Hunting Dog.

His Drive, Wehrwolf (that's pronounced "vair-volf", folks), allows him to transform into a wolf for a limited time, which is determined by a gauge. In Chronophantasma, his Overdrive is Endless Wolf, which accelerates the recovery of his Wolf Gauge.

In the fourth game, his Exceed Accel is called Sieg Nagel where, after he stuns his foe with a bodycheck, he then does 2 clawing kicks at his opponent, before lifting them by the neck and then slamming them down to the ground, accompanied by rising shockwaves. His Astral, Blut Vollmond, has him performing a Flash Kick that knocks the opponent high into the air. He then transforms into a full werewolf form while the opponent still floats in the air with the moon in the background and performs several cross-slashes, ending with one final blacked-out slash that tears open the camera and leaves a trail of white on the screen.

  • Antiquated Linguistics: Slightly more than Rachel.
  • Apologetic Attacker: When fighting Rachel, he always compliments her when she kicks his ass, and apologizes profusely when he's the one doing the kicking.
  • Artificial Human: Implied to have been created by Sorcery. By extension, he is outside of 'the logic', thus Phenomena Intervention is ineffective against him, and he's able to harm the Black Beast (who also is outside the logic) with only his bare hands.
  • Ascended Extra: In Calamity Trigger, he was nothing more than an NPC and Rachel's butler. In addition to making him a playable character, Continuum Shift revealed more about his past as one of the Six Heroes and he even got his own story path. Taken even further in his appearance in Bloodedge Experience which sheds some light on his history as a vigilante and partnership with Relius before he went into service as the Alucard's butler.
  • Badass Baritone: Normally a softspoken person, but when he's angry...
  • Badass Boast: His Continuum Shift quote when he uses his Sturm Wulf Distortion Drive.
    "I am the wolf's fang! All that stands in my way...will be destroyed!"
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Rachel may be absurdly snobbish, but the Alucard family has good taste. Also doubles as a Badass Longcoat.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: Notably, he's the only one out of the Six Heroes who have never used a Nox Nyctores.
  • Battle Butler: Emphasis on "Battle". It's even the name of one of his achievements.
  • Berserk Button: Never insult, threaten, or harm Rachel in front of Valkenhayn.
    • The mere mention of Terumi is another one. He immediately snaps and loses his temper when Rachel brings him up, much to his own dismay.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: One of the most cordial and loyal members of the cast, who will not hesitate to shred your flesh and bone should you piss him off.
  • Big Bad: In Taokaka's gag reel in Continuum Shift.
  • The Big Guy: Of the Six Heroes. He is often noted for his brutal strength and ferocity.
  • Blood Knight: Is mentioned to be this in his younger years. Of course it went away after he became a butler.
  • Bodyguarding a Badass: His master is a century-old vampire who's proficient with magic and has access to the Tsukuyomi Unit. Of course, he does his job out of loyalty to his previous master that told him to do this to the current one.
  • Bouncing Battler: Unlimited Valkenhayn has an extension to his König/Eisen Wolf special where he'll bounce off thin air in a zigzag to strike the foe to the air. Normal Valkenhayn also does a similar thing in his Overdrive version of König Flug DD.
  • Butler Space: He can appear besides Rachel whenever she needs him to, even in her Help Me, Professor Kokonoe section, located in the Boundary. Justified due to him apparently being capable of actual teleportation; he's seen walking to a warp portal in some of his win poses. Rachel can also teleport him with her magic.
  • Calling Your Attacks: In German no less.
  • Close-Range Combatant: He's mainly geared for quick, heavy rushdown tactics.
  • Cool Old Guy: He's a centuries-old werewolf who's impeccably friendly to all that are not Rachel's enemies and still tough enough to kick Terumi's ass and beat Relius so hard that the latter can be brought down from his villain status. Hakumen will even comment on this if he wins against a Valkenhayn.
    Hakumen: "You have still not lost your edge."
  • Cultured Badass: Well he is Rachel's butler after all. Ironically, he was rather savage and mean as part of Immortal Breakers.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Comes with the whole "being a good werewolf" thing.
  • Dastardly Whiplash: In Taokaka's joke ending in CS, he makes a cameo appearance as this. The moment he is revealed, his theme (which is not supposed to be known about yet) starts playing.
  • Deadly Lunge: Many of his specials are this, either in human or wolf form.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Due to being outside "the logic," he can harm the Black Beast, a terrifying, destructive Eldritch Abomination of a Kaiju with only his bare hands.
  • Difficult, but Awesome: While not to the extent of Rachel or Carl, using Valkenhayn effectively requires you to manage his Drive gauge carefully and utilize his attacks in wolf form properly. Once mastered, a Valkenhayn with a skilled user is considered to be one of the deadliest characters in competitive play.
  • Diving Kick: His König Flug (King Flight) DD starts with this.
  • Downloadable Content: He is the 2nd DLC character to be announced, and has been released for Japanese Playstation 3 owners as of September 21, 2010, and American Playstation 3 owners as of September 28. He costs the same price as Makoto on PSN. (560 Microsoft points / $7.00)
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Butter boy.
  • Former Teen Rebel: He was originally a vigilante in his younger years and had a rougher attitude compared to his present, more cultured self. Hilariously, his old personality was very much like Ragna's.
  • Fragile Speedster: Has among the higher walking and running speeds in the game, and he can move even faster in wolf form, but has only 10500 health.
  • Fur Against Fang: Inverted, he's a faithful werewolf butler to a vampire family.
  • Furry Reminder: A pretty hilarious example in one Gag Reel from Chronophantasma has him act like a dog when somebody throws a Frisbee for him to catch.
  • Grapple Move: His Himmel Wolf special is this, done in wolf form. It has a side effect of completely replenishing his wolf gauge and un-transforms him. Also one of his new DD as his Unlimited self; its damage is unaffected by damage scaling.
  • Gratuitous German: His Drive and move names.
  • Harmful Healing: To Jin. More precisely, he doesn't heal Jin but merely removes the pain and joint stiffness temporarily. As a side effect, after a few days, the pain will come back much worse than before. Gii notes that the method is very sadistic.
  • Hidden Depths: This unassuming butler who's always hanging around Rachel? He's also one of the Six Heroes, which means he's fought alongside Hakumen, Terumi, and Jubei to defeat the Black Beast. He also has an apparent rivalry with the other half of the Big Bad Duumvirate, Relius.
  • Hired Help as Family: Valkenhayn is fervently devoted to his mistress Rachel, as he was a loyal friend and respected rival to her father, the late Clavis Alucard, and she, in turn, treats him with a greater level of respect than anyone else even though he's her butler.
  • Humble Hero: Despite his reputation as one of the 6 Heroes, he never sees himself as anything other than Rachel's manservant. Lampshaded in his Help Me, Professor Kokonoe segment:
    Kokonoe: In this room, I'm queen bitch. One of the 6 Heroes or not, you gotta do as I say.
    Valkenhayn: Following orders IS my specialty.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: During his prime he had spiked-up brown hair and kicked ass without the jacket portion of his suit, and had far more pronounced sideburns. His younger self can be shown during Amane's Astral Finish and also appears in art from the Phase Shift novels.
  • Lag Cancel: Aside from everybody else's cancels, he can cancel all of his specials by turning into his wolf form.
  • Large Ham: Especially during Taokaka's joke ending in Continuum Shift.
    Valkenhayn: "It is my dreeeeeaaam! Naaay, my calliiingggg! To acquire every single candy in the woooorrrlllldddd!"
    • His Astral quote.
    Behold the power...of the full moon! Night has now fallen, the moon shines bright. The play is now through!
  • Leitmotif: Howling Wolf
  • Mister Exposition: In Rachel's Gag Reel in CS and CP he appears for the sole purpose of filling the player in on what the "Spectacles Of Eros" are and promptly teleports always afterwards.
  • Mysterious Middle Initial: The R. doesn't really have any meaning
  • Nice Guy: Befitting a butler, he's impeccably polite and patient - whether Bang or the Kaka kittens are in question. He's generally a pretty nice guy all around.
  • Noble Wolf: Impeccably polite Wolf butler. Indeed, noble.
  • Not So Stoic: Aside from his Berserk Button, this gets Played for Laughs in Gag Reels.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: Come on, how often do you see a cultured werewolf?
  • Overprotective Dad: A non-blood related version for Rachel towards Ragna. Valkenhayn doesn't think he's worth Rachel's time, and like her, almost has nothing nice to say about him.
    Valkenhayn: Insult milady one more time, and I will personally make sure you never utter another word. You would do well to remember that!
  • Papa Wolf: Partly figuratively, partly literally. He will tear you apart if you even so much as insult Rachel.
  • Parental Substitute: For Rachel after Clavis` death. He may be her butler, but he dotes over her like any father would.
  • Partial Transformation: Some of his moves have him partially transform his limbs into wolf form when he attacks.
  • Precision F-Strike: He speaks with class most of the time. But when the subject is about Terumi, he's not above using the terms "son of a whore" or "shitty little cur" for him. Considering who he is, it's stronger language for him than it sounds.
  • Recurring Boss: Is present in all 3 Acts of Hakumen's Arcade mode in CF.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He wears a pink ribbon on his long hair. In his wolf form, the ribbon moves to the tail. It doesn't detracts from his badasstitude. Supplemental material reveals it's courtesy of Rachel's whims.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: When they were younger and partners, he was the red to Relius's blue.
  • Resistance Is Futile: What he says whenever he wins a round by a landslide (as in a near-perfect or at least above 50% life).
  • Retired Badass: After the conclusion of the Dark War, he returned to his role as the Alucard's humble butler. That said, the actions of his mistress and the reappearance of Terumi and Relius would force him back into action.
  • The Rival: Towards Clavis Alucard in his younger days.
  • Satellite Character: Subverted. He seems this way to Rachel at first but has gradually been rising in prominence after the second game. In Extend he's given his own story path in which Rachel barely appears and reveals far more about him, particularly his apparent rivalry with Relius.
  • Signature Move: His Koenig Wolf and Eisen Wolf specials.
  • Silver Fox: Pretty good looking for someone who´s atleast a century old.
  • Spam Attack: His Sturm Wolf DD is one of those "ranbu" kind of super moves.
  • Stance System: His Drive turns him into a wolf and gives him different normal attacks and specials.
  • Stiff Upper Lip & The Jeeves: A Fake Brit version, but he still counts.
  • Super Mode: His Unlimited-only DD is turning him into a stronger version of his wolf form. He can't transform back to human until his gauge depletes, but he now has guardpoints in all his attacks.
  • Theme Naming: References to wolves and hunting in his moves.
  • This Is a Drill: His König/Eisen Wolf special has him drilling to a direction in his wolf form. One of his new DD as his Unlimited self is this.
  • Undying Loyalty: Despite being one of the Six Heroes (and thus a living legend in the world of BlazBlue), he is extremely loyal to Rachel and never sees himself as anything more than her butler. Case in point, the moment he really lost his patience and attacked Terumi (in his ghost form) in Calamity Trigger? When Terumi called Rachel a "damn vampire".
    • In his Help Me, Professor Kokonoe segment, she pointed out that this is what leads to his bad ending - by going after Rachel himself (instead of asking Ragna to do it).
    • In Rachel's Act 2 arcade in CF, this is what drives him to try to stop Rachel from her almost-certainly suicidal act of more interventions.
  • Videogame Dashing: His Geschwind/Rasen Wolf moves is an 8-way command dash that moves him fast.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Can freely change between his human and wolf forms and a hybrid of the two as part of his gameplay.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Him and Relius originally served under the "Immortal Breakers". Needless to say, the two had a falling out and the next time they'd meet, the two found themselves on opposing sides.
  • Why Won't You Die?: In Bloodedge Experience he gets increasingly frustrated at the fact that Naoto will not stay dead until Relius gets him to calm down.
  • Worthy Opponent: In his CF Arcade Mode even Susanoo, a legitimate god of destruction of Blazblue's universe appears to have respect for Valkenhayn.

    Platinum the Trinity
Platinum the Trinity, making Arcana Heart proud.
  • Height: 142 cm (4'7.9")
  • Weight: 37 kg (81.6 lbs)
  • Blood type: AB
  • Date of Birth: December 13
  • Birthplace: Akitsu-Kō
  • Hobbies: Othello
  • Likes: Mr. Jubei
  • Dislikes: Snakes, that guy who always hangs around Mr. Jubei

"When Luna and Sena's spirits... unite as one! We'll crush all who dare oppose us! TAKE THIS!!!"

Voiced by: Aoi Yūki (Japanese) / Laura Bailey (Continuum Shift-Chronophantasma), Alexis Tipton (Alter Memory, Cross Tag Battle onward) (English)

A young girl who wields the Nox Nyctores Arma Reboare: Muchourin, which allows her to manifest matter. She has inherited the Nox from Trinity, a member of the Six Heroes, and has 3 different personalities: Luna, a bratty girl, Sena, a kind boy, and Trinity Glassfille, that of the missing sixth hero. She also likes "Mr. Jubei" very much. She later becomes Bang's "third apprentice" and later helps the other Six Heroes stopping Terumi.

Her Arcade mode playthroughs are named, in second and third game respectively: Lies and regret and close friend. Her story mode playthrough in the second game is named Scapegoat.

Her Drive, Magical Symphony, allows her to equip a number of different magical items. In Chronophantasma, her Overdrive is Magical Heart Catch, which allows her to use an unlimited supply of the weapons her Drive grants her.

In the fourth game, her Exceed Accel is called Blast Angel/Angelic Blast where, after stunning her foe, she turns her staff into a Flying Broomstick and then flies back and forth, knocking her foe multiple times. Her Astral, Shining Layered Force, fires a small but fullscreen laser at her opponent. If it connects, she enters a charge-up sequence and FIREZ HER LAZOR at the opponent in a similar manner to Nanoha's Starlight Breaker.

For more information about Trinity, see BlazBlue: Non-Player Characters

  • A-Cup Angst: Luna is jealous of big-breasted women and worries that they want to seduce Jubei. She calls Litchi "Boobzilla" and Mai "Fat Tits". Also drives her entire joke ending in Continuum Shift which Litchi plays the villain called "Boing Queen" and Platinum leads a squad of flat-chested girls and Carl.
  • Amnesiac Hero: Her Nox weapon steals her memories when she uses it. If this is the case, then she's this. However, Sena only said that, and never explained if loss was temporary or permanent.
  • Ass Kicks You: Her Hip Attack (6B).
  • Artifact Title: In CF, as Trinity is now out of the picture, Platinum now comprises only of Luna and Sena, making "The Trinity" obsolete in both meanings. They seem to be able to feel that something's missing. As such, the Six Heroes theme will not play in any of their matches with Hakumen, Terumi, Valkenhayn and Nine.
  • Artificial Human: Luna and Sena used to be individuals, but during one of Jubei's cauldron-destroying missions he found them near death with no chance to save them. Unable to just leave them Jubei called on Trinity and the two of them placed Luna and Sena into a Custom-made vessel that was originally meant to be exclusively for Trinity herself.
  • Badass Adorable: She's a cutesy Magical Girl who can beat the crap out of more experienced adults.
  • Batter Up!: One of her weapons, its powered up version makes it spiky.
  • Battle Boomerang: She gains this as one of her Drive forms in the fourth game. It only has one use unlike her other weapons, but she can regain its use if she catches it on the way back. In Overdrive, she can spam it.
  • Big Eater: Luna's personality; eats enough food that when she's done eating at a restaurant there are multiple stacks of dirty dishes bigger than she is.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Both of them could qualify, but particularly Luna.
  • Bring It: In her Happy Magicka move, her staff does this.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: When her Drive is active, the orb on her staff will change its color depending on what weapon she currently has.
  • Combined Energy Attack: Her Astral is implied to be one by a voice sample spoken during its cinematic charge period.
    "When Luna and Sena's spirits unite as one, we will crush anyone who dares oppose us! Taaaake THIS!"
  • Cool Board: Her Mami Circular move has her surfing on a heart-shaped board.
  • Counter-Attack: Her Happy Magicka move. It combines this with Ninja Log, as Platinum teleports away when hit, leaving behind a random doll which does damage.
  • Curse Cut Short: During a Teach Me, Miss Litchi segment.
    Luna: "Master Jubei, Ragna the Bloodedge is being a d-!"
    Jubei: "Ragna, stop actin' like a kid."
    • Luna almost drops an F-bomb in her Help Me!! segment.
      Luna: "What the fuuuuu—"
  • Downloadable Content: Arrived on Xbox 360 on May 10, 2011, and on PS3 on June 2, 2011, slightly delayed due to the PSN downtime.
  • Drop the Hammer: Two versions, her Piko Hammer and her 16 Ton Hammer.
  • Everything's Better with Sparkles: Many of her attacks are accompanied by sparkles.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: Platinum has heart-patterned eyes under her hood, but her eyes are hidden when she has her cloak on. If Trinity takes control, the heart pattern disappears.
  • Fighting Clown: Her fighting style is more comical than others', with her animations being more cartoony and her Drive turning her staff into cute-looking weapons.
  • Floating in a Bubble: Her Dream Sally move does this to her opponent.
  • Frying Pan of Doom: Another one of her weapons.
  • Gender Bender: Sena used to be male before his soul was transferred into the female Platinum's body.
  • Glass Cannon: Platinum has above average damage and is pretty fast, but her health is below average at 10500. No longer the case in Centralfiction, however, as she now has average health.
  • Grapple Move: Her Dramatic Sammy special is this. It also has a nice side-effect of replenishing the amount of times you can use your current Drive weapon.
  • Guest Fighter: In Lost Saga.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Luna is very abrasive and hot-tempered. Sena always tries to make her tone it down, though it rarely helps.
  • Happily Adopted: In the end of Central Fiction, Platinum ends up adopted by... Litchi. The one Luna mostly ridiculed as 'Boobzilla'
  • Herald: Functions as one for Bang.
  • Human Resources: Her bad ending consists of Hazama using all of Platinum as this - Luna and Sena, as well as Carl, as fuel for Kusanagi and Trinity as the catalyst.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: Bit of a weird inversion here, as Trinity went from what was nothing short of smoking hot with an awesome bust to the flat-chested young girl with split personalities we all know today.
  • In the Hood: She normally wears a cloak with a hood that covers most of her face. Said cloak disappears before the fight starts in most of her Battle Intro.
  • Jerkass: Luna. Although unlike Jin, she's mostly bratty so nobody takes her as seriously.
  • Kick Them While They Are Down: Her special move "Falling Melody" has her stomping on the downed opponent with a pogo stick.
  • Leet Lingo: During Arakune's gag reel in CS.
    Luna: "What the hell? We got pwn3d by a total n00b!?"
    Sena: "Luna, get a hold of yourself. You're lapsing into l33t... oh my...
  • Leitmotif: Active Angel
  • Liminal Being: In CF she's in a state between existing and not existing, which, due to getting put in Embryo, makes it all the worse. Thankfully Jin stabilizes her existence with Power of Order in her Act 3 arcade.
  • Little Miss Badass: Well, she is being trained by one of the Six Heroes and has another one dwelling inside of her, prior to Centralfiction anyway.
  • Loss of Identity: At the early stages of Central Fiction, without Trinity, Platinum starts to fade away with Luna and Sena unable to remember themselves. Thankfully, both Jin and Trinity fixed that quickly.
  • Magical Girl: Her design under her cloak is this.
  • Magic Staff: Her weapon Arma Reboare: Muchourin (Untolled Bell).
  • Morph Weapon/Swiss-Army Weapon: Platinum's staff is one of these due to Muchorin's ability to transfigure matter. In gameplay, it allows her to cycle through a variety of weapons.
  • Multi-Gendered Split Personalities: While Luna and Trinity identify as female (matching their host body), Sena identifies as male.
  • Never Found the Body: According to Chronophantasma's Library Guide, both her and Hazama's bodies were never recovered. And sure enough, she's back in the next game.
  • Nice Guy: Sena, in huge contrast to Luna. Also Trinity herself.
  • Odd Friendship: Develops one with Taokaka in Chrono Phantasma. Of course, when you learn of their (Japanese) voice actors...
  • Paper Fan of Doom: Upgrade of the above mentioned frying pan.
  • Random Effect Spell: Her Drive lets her morph her staff into one of 7 kinds of weapons at random. Also in one of her Unlimited-only DD's, after she smashes down with a big hammer and multiple bells rain down from above, one of these may occur: a gigantic cat missile coming from behind her, a giant bell coming from above, or a lot of bombs raining.
  • Refuge in Audacity: Her entire design is pretty much exaggerated Magical Girl traits here and there.
  • Shockwave Stomp: The 16 ton hammer version of her Drive can do this; when used, the entire ground will shake and the opponent standing on any range will be tripped.
  • Signature Move: Her Drive moves.
  • Skill Gate Character: She's relatively easy to use, and has good damage output to boot, but struggles against skilled players who know her openings.
  • Spin Attack: One of her Distortions, Cure Dot Typhoon, is this.
  • Split Personality: She has three: Luna, a mean-spirited young girl; Sena, a kind boy; and Trinity, the sixth hero. However, they're not really split personalities, more like three souls sharing the same body. All three are active at all times, and can even speak with each other. Though it's mainly just Luna and Sena who talk.
    Kokonoe's CP winquote vs. Platinum: Two souls inside one body...? Intriguing. Let me research yo- H-hey, I was just kidding. Stop your crying.
    • Hazama attempted a Taking You with Me on her after Hakumen hit Terumi with his Time Killer technique; Trinity managed to survive however by somehow binding her spirit to Jin. Sena and Luna however have their existences in jeopardy.
    • CF story mode shows how they end up like that: Back then, Jubei was in his journey of destroying cauldrons; however, he stumbled upon 2 almost dying kids, and then he found one empty vessel originally meant for Trinity. He, after a suggestion from Trinity, chose to save the two kids and put them inside said vessel. This is how Platinum is very adoring towards Jubei.
    • Mai Natsume knew Platinum from before she became who she is now through the events of Blazblue Variable Heart.
  • Spontaneous Weapon Creation: An ability of Muchorin's. This includes being able to create a perfect replica of Hihiirokane.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: The Bomb and Missile variants of her Drive.
  • Super Mode: Her Miracle Jeanne DD lets her equip a more powerful version of one of her weapons.
  • Theme Naming: Her move names are taken from various Magical Girl anime.
    • Dub Name Change: Her move names ended up changed to reflect Japanese culture rather than American culture. Dream Sally for example was changed to Lunar Lapidation in a nod to Sailor Moon, although this was reverted back in the English version of Continuum Shift II
  • Third-Person Person: Luna in some cases.
  • Three-Strike Combo: Her Air Persian move can be repeated for two more times.
  • Throwing Your Sword Always Works: One of her specials throws away her currently-equipped Drive weapon to her enemy.
  • Token Mini-Moe: Sena/Luna, at least. Trinity herself was quite a babe back in the day.
  • Uncertain Doom: Like Hazama, her fate is made ambiguous after he shanks her as he's about to fall onto the lake below. She/They also come(s) back for Central Fiction.
  • Ungrateful Bitch: Mainly Luna. Ragna feeds them when they're hungry, but then try to take his bounty.
  • Wave-Motion Gun: Her Astral ends with this.
  • Weapon Twirling: She twirls her staff in one of her Battle Intro.
  • Wheel o' Feet: She runs with these in one of her specials.
  • Wingding Eyes: Her eyes sport hearts in her irises by default. Several hilarious expressions she makes can also make them do this as well, such as turning them into hearts when she's falling in love, and turning them into X's when she's lying unconscious on her back any time an attack knocks her down.

Introduced in Continuum Shift Extend (Console/PlayStation Vita Version)

    Relius Clover
  • Height: 186cm (6'1.2")
  • Weight: 85kg (165.3 lbs)
  • Blood type: A
  • Date of Birth: June 1
  • Birthplace: Iwatsuchi
  • Hobbies: Research
  • Likes: Opera
  • Dislikes: Disorganized bookshelves

"You're an impressive specimen. Now, let the experiments begin!"

Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe (Japanese) / Travis Willingham (English)

Carl's father. A gifted alchemist known far and wide as "The Puppeteer." He is the one who turned Ada, Carl's older sister, into the Nox Nyctores Nirvana and also the mastermind behind the Murakumo units. After constructing Nirvana, Relius seemingly dropped off the face of the Earth... until the events of Continuum Shift, where it is revealed he's a Colonel in the NOL, and is actively working with Hazama to turn Noel into Mu. Relius has absolutely no regard for morality or life whatsoever, viewing people as nothing more than guinea pigs. So much so that he not only did he harvest his own daughter's body to make Nirvana, but he also turned his own wife, Ignis Clover, into a Nox Nyctores as well. Fluctus Redactum: Ignis, is a combat doll much like Nirvana, but with the ability to completely manipulate all forms of energy. Relius was released for free in arcades on December 17, 2011 in the Version 1.10 patch, and likewise is unlocked from the start in EXTEND.

His younger self appears in the Bloodedge Experience novels, where he's a member of the "Immortal Breakers" vigilante group along with with his then-partner, Valkenhayn. He was a nicer guy who dislikes unnecessary violence and tries to help people whenever he can. He stopped Valkenhayn from assaulting Naoto further, then went to hunt Clavis Alucard together with Valkenhayn (Clavis wasn't his master back then), and then gives Naoto some replacement limbs after he lost his during his climactic fight with Spinner Superior.

His Arcade mode playthroughs are named, in second and third game respectively: Numberless death and Seriousness. His story mode playthrough in the second game is named Darkness Visible.

His Drive, Detonator, allows him to summon Ignis similar to how Stands are summoned in the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Fighting Game from Capcom. Like Nirvana, Ignis is reliant on a gauge that, when depleted, renders her disabled for a period of time and severely weakening Relius' options. In Chronophantasma, his Overdrive is Maxima Dance, which increases the recovery of the Ignis Gauge.

In the fourth game, his Exceed Accel is named Zera Varius where he pushes his foe forward, then multiple mechanical hands sprout out of the ground carrying the foe towards him before he finishes with a punch of his robot arm. His Astral Finish, The Puppeteer's Altar, involves Ignis grabbing the opponent and teleporting him and the opponent to one of his laboratories. The opponent is seen restrained in a way unique to each character, with Relius sitting in a chair in the other side of the room. Then he gets up and walks over to begin "experimenting" on them in ways so grotesque that the doors to the lab close so it can't be seen... followed by the sound of his opponent's screams.

  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: In Celica's arcade mode in 2.0/Extend, Kokonoe creates a perfect, but otherwise harmless, copy of Relius for combat testing against Celica and Minerva. Unfortunately, the copy of Relius was so comprehensive and perfect that the real Relius recognized its presence, teleported to its location, and overwrote it, thus replacing the simulacrum with the genuine article. Due to this phenomenon intervention, Kokonoe cannot delete him from the program, mandating that Celica and Minerva forcibly eject him.
  • Abusive Parents: Used his wife and daughter in his experiments and turned them into the automatons that he and Carl use; he barely acknowledges Carl's existence and even smacks him around in battle a few times, though he starts showing signs of respecting Carl as Carl becomes more like him.
  • The Ace: He is good at virtually everything. He's a master of science and alchemy, capable of creating the Boundary Interface Prime Field Device and modifying Saya’s body to be a vessel for Izanami, is skilled enough with Ars Magus to create a Detonator, which is superior to the Nox Nyctores, and is such an insanely skilled mage that he was given the title of The One, leader of the Ten Sages, despite admitting that Nine possesses greater raw power.
  • Aerith and Bob: The children of Relius and Ignis are named Carl and Ada.
  • Alchemy Is Magic: He's explicitly referred to as an Alchemist but a lot of his abilities are clearly Magic, which he's one of the few people in the cast capable of using because he used to be The One, leader of the Ten Sages. His title likely refers to the fact that BlazBlue alchemy is a "lost art" focused on refining the target, be it living beings or human souls, into a 'more perfect' state, which is extremely relevant to Relius' interests.
  • Ambition Is Evil: Valkenhayn calls him out on it. Relius simply responds that his ambition will lead to the creation of the first perfect human being.
  • Amnesiac Dissonance: He was swallowed by the Cauldron and was sent eighty years into the future, losing his memory, but regained it over the course of a year.
  • Antiquated Linguistics: Not quite as much as Rachel, but it's there.
  • The Archmage: Relius's ending in Central Fiction reveals that he was the leader of the Ten Sages of Ishana, ranked The One, despite Nine having more raw magical power.
  • Arch-Enemy: Relius serves as the secondary nemesis to Valkenhayn, their rivalry dating from before the Dark War; it was halted when Relius fell into the Cauldron the day the Black Beast was born, but started to resurface in CS.
  • Archnemesis Dad: To Carl. So much that it's lampshaded in his Help Me, Professor Kokonoe segment, where she tells him to be nicer to his son; he doesn't get what she's saying until she shouts "Your son, CARL! C'mon - what the hell's wrong with you?!" and remarks that she feels sorry for the kid. Relius has to think about it for a second before he even remembers that he has a son.
  • Artificial Limbs: According to Material Collection sketches, and later his electrocuted skeleton, one of Relius' arms and one of his legs are mechanical. The bigger question is if he wound up with said limbs as a result of being wounded or if he took them on as part of his quest for perfection.
    • Also the extra arms he sprouts in many of his moves.
    • There's also the spider-like silver arms he has in Bloodedge Experience, which might have been prototypes of the later limbs.
  • Ascended Extra: In early versions of Continuum Shift before making his playable debut in CSEX. Not only that, he's also part of the reason this series is as screwed up as it is.
  • Assist Character: Ignis serves as one for him.
  • Badass Cape: Ties in with his opera motif.
  • Badass Fingersnap: How he summons Ignis.
  • Batman Gambit: Relius pulls a rather beautiful one in the Sector Seven side-story in CS Extend: Sector Seven, usually incompetent at retrieval missions, was able to steal Nirvana from the NOL, who would then attack Sector Seven to get her back, only to be attacked by the Black Beast Relius had created in the lowest lab of Sector Seven, and the result of the Beast's attack would fuse the souls needed to complete his latest Detonator - Ignis. All according to Relius's plan.
    • He's apparently fond of these kinds of schemes; he's not called "The Mad Puppeteer" for nothing.
  • Battle Couple: Technically he and his Ignis are this, though all evidence points to Ignis not having much of a choice.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: See Terumi's section.
    • Disc-One Final Boss: In Chronophantasma he and Terumi are ultimately pushed aside as the primary villains by Izanami, who leaves them to their fates at the hands of the heroes while she begins her own plan.
  • Beard of Evil: It's more stubble than a proper beard, but yea.
  • Big, Screwed-Up Family: Everything wrong with the Clover family can be traced back to this guy.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: A few of his moves has Ignis sprouting blades out of her arms.
  • Boobs of Steel: Ignis, literally.
  • Break the Haughty: First his plan fails because of Bang's perseverance, then Valkenhayn beats him near-death, then he realizes that Izanami has emerged and doesn't need to be told that he's been tossed aside. Adding insult to injury, he's then at the mercy of Carl and Litchi, two 'puppets' he manipulated using their love for others, with Carl giving him a Cruel Mercy until he restores Ada. Relius only looks forward about the part about "Once he's done, he'll pay for what he did."
    • As of Central Fiction, Relius has rebounded and is right back at trying to spin things in his favor.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: In The Wheel of Fortune, he puts off saving Terumi from Hakumen while the former is losing their fight, stating he detests physical labor. He does eventually use Ignis to bail Terumi out, however. Terumi/Hazama is almost always the one to do the hands-on field work while Relius prefers to focus on his research, only intervening if he truly needs to or if it furthers his studies.
    • Relius never joins Hazama in his fighting and, if his own battles are any indication, he doesn't even experiment on people unless they fight back. In fact, if you don't do your Astral Finish, a large percentage of his win poses will have Relius nonchalantly walking away.
  • Catchphrase: Despite being such a genius, Relius is very fond of muttering "I have much to learn." Fitting, because he's always in pursuit of perfection and considers even his vast knowledge incomplete. There's also "How interesting" and variants.
  • Char Clone: Morally ambiguous, charismatic, Manipulative Bastard with blond hair, a Cool Mask, and command of a red-colored version of an existing robot that is 3 times stronger than the original. As a bonus, he actually has a Char color palette.
  • Chekhov M.I.A.: He gets his first mention in Calamity Trigger when Carl is looking for him but doesn't make a proper debut until the next game, becoming a playable character two years later.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Ignis tends to have this personality in the Gag Reels, where one skit has her beat the shit out for Relius after she thinks he's cheating on her, and another skit where Relius asks Terumi to marry him right in front of her, which she does NOT take well at all.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: He does some of this to Tager in his bad ending to power Ignis, and orders some scientists to torture Lambda with electric shocks in her story mode.
  • The Comically Serious: Both of the gag reels he appears in (his own and Platinum's), as well as his own "Help Me Professor Kokonoe" segment.
  • Colonel Badass: It was confirmed in Tsubaki's story mode and Relius's arcade mode that he is a Colonel in the NOL.
  • Constantly Curious: Being a scientist, he always strives for information and likes to analyze things that catch his interest.
  • Cool Mask / Irisless Eye Mask of Mystery: Wears a gold opera mask that obscures his irises. And is a bad guy.
  • Creepily Long Arms: Ignis, though she's comparatively less creepy about it than Nirvana.
  • Cruel Mercy: He's kept alive by Carl at the end of Chronophantasma, but only so he fulfills the promise to restore Ada, after which Carl promises that he'll pay for what he's done.
  • Cultured Badass: For an amoral scientist he's definitely got some refined tastes.
  • Death Seeker: Having lost his ambitions, his allies, and those he manipulated at the end of CP, Relius becomes so apathetic that he looks forward to the day Carl makes him pay for his crimes.
  • Difficult, but Awesome: Like his son, it can be pretty overwhelming to set up combos with Ignis. If you nail it, however, Relius becomes one of the deadliest characters in the game, to the point where a skilled Relius is considered a top-tier character in Chronophantasma.
  • Disappeared Dad: Two years before the events of Calamity Trigger.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: The moment Litchi calls out his parenting skills, or lack thereof, Relius responds by preparing to kill her along with Carl, regardless if she was on his side all along.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Always keeps his calm disposition despite all the chaos happening around him.
  • Distinction Without a Difference: Although Relius himself insists that he simply wishes to merely be "the Creator" with Ignis serving as the new Master Unit, it's still pretty clear that it's basically the same thing as achieving godhood. Ragna even calls him out on this once he reveals his motives.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: By now it's pretty clear he is the biggest offender of the cast:
    • He uses Ignis to hold Noel down, and planned to "examine" her when he got back to his lab.
    • He does something similar to Makoto in her bad ending. Unfortunately for Makoto and the player, he doesn't stop at pinning her down.
    • His Astral, as the description tells. Each of the poses is personalised, and several of them invoke quite the fetishes in the worst way possible. His quote when doing this to Carl, binding him and Ada/Nirvana like marionettes, makes this even creepier. This man does not know the meaning of the word "subtle."
    "You've been a very naughty boy."
  • The Dragon: To Izanami, with Hazama.
  • The Dreaded: To Makoto and Tsubaki, mostly the former. Even more in Central Fiction where Makoto trembles in fear at the sight of him.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: The intro of CSII had him battling his son, Carl. Said intro only included every other playable character of the game, including Makoto, Valkenhayn and Platinum. Kokonoe was also in the intro, but she's pretty important to the main story from the beginning.
  • Energy Ball: Used in his Vol Tedo DD, as well as his Unlimited-only ones.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Sort of, in conjunction with Good Is Boring. He considers a soul full of hate and maybe some evil much more interesting. When Carl, out of concern for Litchi, accuses him of trying to turn Litchi into a doll, Relius notes with disappointment that Carl's soul has gotten boring, encouraging Carl to hate him more and get more interesting.
  • Evil Counterpart: Relius is the twisted, evil mirror image of his son Carl. While he is calculating and courteous like his son, he is cold and utterly devoid of empathy. His only true care in the world is his research. Relius is even willing to go so far as to kill gods for the sake of science – a curiosity which Terumi just so happened to pique. Carl, his son, hates him for taking Ada and his mother away, and spends a majority of his travels in pursuit of Relius.
  • Evil Genius: Along with Terumi, though he's definitely the more traditional of the two.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: Both he and Terumi learn that attempting to work with/use the Goddess of Death was a costly mistake.
  • Evil Plan: As revealed by Chronophantasma, Relius's greatest desire is enacting "Doomsday", killing everyone, and repopulate the world with his perfect "dolls". In Central Fiction, part of his plan is to use Lambda as the new god, Arakune as the new Black Beast, and Ignis as the new Master Unit.
  • Evil Puppeteer: Wields an automaton puppet named Ignis, named after, and powered by the soul of, his late wife. He also put the soul of their daughter, Ada, into the legendary puppet Nirvana that ends up being used by their son, Carl, who wants revenge on his dad. Relius is even called the "Mad Puppeteer" for this reason.
  • Evil Sorcerer: CF reveals that he is/was one. He was The One, of the Ten Sages of Ishana.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Compare his current personality with the Bloodedge Experience novels, where he was the nice guy to Valkenhayn's Blood Knight, made particularly clear during their interactions with Naoto and Raquel. It would appear that Relius' experiments into the soul robbed him of much of his empathy.
  • Facepalm of Doom: How Ignis grabs the opponent for Relius' Astral Heat.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Addresses friends and enemies alike in the same polite manner, though he has a habit of getting too involved in his own thoughts. Despite rarely dropping his civil manner, his avid interest in horrific experiments and inability to see others as individuals rather than test subjects separates him from the truly Affably Evil.
  • For Science!: His motivation for everything, contrasting with Terumi's For the Evulz mindset. The entire reason he and Terumi partnered up in the first place was that Terumi piqued his scientific curiosity with his plan to destroy Amaterasu, meaning that Relius is willing to kill God in the name of science.
    • Chronophantasma expands on this: He wanted to progress his research and create the "Perfect Doll", what he claims would be the first True Human, as he considers the people inhabiting the time-looping world of BlazBlue to be mere "objects" incapable of evolution. As these loops are controlled by the Master Unit Amaterasu, he wants to kill it and repopulate the emptied, time-locked world with his "Perfect Dolls". This could maybe paint him as a very extreme Well-Intentioned Extremist, especially when compared to the goals of Terumi and Izanami.
    Rachel: Even at a time like this, all you talk is "research".
    Relius: I've always been a diligent person.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: Gangs up with Kokonoe to inflict this on several characters in his gag ending. For Science!! The victims are, in order: Ragna and Jin, Jin (already in Ragna's body) and Makoto, Taokaka and Hazama, and Rachel and Bang. Hilarity Ensues.
  • Game-Over Man: In Continuum Shift, unless you're playing Carl, Arakune, Valkenhayn or Platinum note , pray your character gets an immediate evac. If you don't, bad shit goes down even if you fight (sorry, Makoto).
  • Godhood Seeker: Played with. His ultimate goal is to repopulate the world after it's been emptied of life by Izanami, filling it with "Perfect Humans" of his own creation which are free of the time loops established by the Master Unit. When he's accused of wanting to become a God, Relius retorts that he would simply be "The Creator". Relius explains later that he's going to make Ignis the new Master Unit and thus the proper "God," in the sense of "controlling the world".
  • Gone to the Future: He was thrown into the Cauldron during the Dark War, which sent him decades into the future. He lost his memories as a result, but regained them over the following year and quickly resumed his scientific ambitions.
  • Grapple Move: His Vol Tedo DD and his Astral have Ignis do this.
  • Gratuitous Latin: His move names (except for his Drive, Overdrive and Astral) are in Latin. Somewhat broken Latin, at that.
  • Guinea Pig Family: He used his daughter and his wife for his twisted experiments.
  • The Heavy: Along with Hazama in Continuum Shift, although Relius didn't really take center stage until later revisions.
  • Heel–Face Turn: In the end of Chronophantasma, he's stripped of his resources by the Imperator and is now at the mercy of his son, who wants him alive solely to cure Ada. Relius was so dispirited that he decided to just go with it, while Izanami has taken over as the true Heel. Subverted in Central Fiction where he immediately returns to his own plans inside the Embryo.
  • Humiliation Conga: By the end of Chronophantasma, Relius has been beaten to near death by Valkenhayn, only saved when Carl, his son, pulled him out of the falling debris. Then Relius finds out that the Imperator abandoned him and took Phantom with her, knew that the NOL is now controlled by the good guys, and he's at the mercy of Carl and Litchi, the two people he played like puppets before. Relius tells Carl to finish him off, but Carl had Litchi patch him up and says that he'll not let him die until Ada is cured, which requires Relius and his genius. He's reduced from an Implacable Man with no weaknesses to a near-hapless victim. One almost can't help but feel sorry for him despite his previous record.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: Like his son, he can pull grey and green metallic arms, gears, a gigantic fist and a hook from inside his cloak, with no visible sign of any of them being there in the first place.
    • As of Chronophantasma, a king-sized swiss army knife, a set of sharpened gears for ranged attacks and a large mass of mechanical parts used in his Crush Trigger are added to his arsenal.
  • Implacable Man: The man was outright swallowed by the Black Beast in the backstory, but all that does is launch him decades into the future, no worse for wear. In CS, he basically tears down everyone he fights.
  • Jack of All Stats: Unlike his son, he moves faster and has better HP count, and Ignis is more flexible than Nirvana, but his damage output is worse and he can't pull the same nigh-inescapable tactics as his son, though he does have his own nifty tricks.
  • Karma Houdini: Ultimately subverted; In Central Fiction, Relius quickly regains his composure after being dumped by Izanami, who seems fine with letting him live; though he loses tabs on Arakune, Litchi and Carl, he remains as unflappable as ever. While Relius spends most of the plot watching from the sidelines, he manages to introduce his worldview to Carl, which leads to Carl peering into the boundary and getting his eye shot out. Relius then simply retreats back to the Boundary because he's done/bored with the world and prefers to observe from there. Meanwhile Izanami, Terumi and (maybe) Hazama meet their demise by game's end, and Azrael gets re-imprisoned. The subversion is due to the fact that he can be defeated in battle just like all of the other playable fighters, and Valkenhayn R. Hellsing even defeated him at least once, so he doesn't count as a Karma Houdini.
  • Kick the Dog: Much like Terumi, Relius is devoted to doing this. Specific examples include him turning his wife Ignis and daughter Ada into dolls, and what he does to Makoto in her Bad Ending.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: Relius doesn't seem to believe in fighting when there's no likelihood of victory, whether that means making a quick exit after a defeat or surrendering to Carl and Litchi in Chronophantasma. Central Fiction is a prime example: Knowing he wasn't going to reshape the world, Relius cuts his losses and leaves for the Boundary.
  • Lack of Empathy: One of his defining traits as a character. His personality in the Bloodedge Experience novels seem to indicate this was a result of his experiments into the soul while attempting to create the "Perfect Doll".
    • Expanded on in his story mode, where it's revealed that while working on Nirvana and Ignis he saw the "true form" of every person, their soul, which is simply a ball of bluish light. This is how he came to view people as mere "things" and lost all belief in the inherent value of human life. He claims that the Amaterasu unit continues to stifle his progress as a scientist.
  • Lady of War: Unlike Nirvana, Ignis fights with a more graceful yet still brutal manner.
  • Large Ham: Mostly in the English version, but then again, this is Travis Willingham.
    • He gets even more lines like this in the Gag Reel...
    "Now, now, this is your only chance in your LIFETIME to be involved in an experiment that could CHANGE the world!"
    "Experimentation, ho!"
  • Leitmotif: Plastic Night.
  • A Lighter Shade of Black: While both he and Terumi are behind a lot of atrocities in the storyline, if compared to Terumi he comes out as this. First and foremost because most of his atrocities were committed to satiate his own scientific curiosity, secondly because he's pretty pragmatic in his villainy in contrast to Terumi, who revels in Kick the Dog moments just because he likes it. While both want to destroy Amaterasu, Relius plans to better humanity in his own twisted way (i.e stopping Amaterasu's intervention so humanity will no longer be stagnant, creating the "Perfect Dolls" to make a "true" living being) and Terumi just wants To Create a Playground for Evil.
  • Mad Scientist: While his mannerisms don't scream "mad", his actions definitely do.
  • Malevolent Masked Man: One of the main villains, always wears a mask.
  • The Man Behind the Man: The creator of the Murakumo Units, and the one responsible for turning his daughter into Nirvana. He's even using the Imperator herself and is revealed in CF to be personally responsible for turning her into what she is. Being Terumi's partner, he's also responsible for everything bad that's happened in the series' story. He was also the one behind Azrael being released.
    • Inverted in Chronophantasma; they mistook Izanami pulling their strings for the reverse.
    • CF also reveals that he founded the NOL Military Academy in hope of observing the students' hidden potentials.
    • Spiral Shift novel implies that he was the one giving Meifang orders in the Ikaruga War.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He's also keen for this stuff. He managed to rope Litchi into servitude by first taking Arakune in his custody and have Hazama manipulate him into joining their side with promise of a cure, and then stating that in a new world he's trying to create, there'll be a chance to prevent Lotte's turning into Arakune. He also manages to do the same to Carl, who hated him with all passion, just by saying "I'll restore Ada. Promise!". Karma can be a nasty bitch, as in the end of CP, these two are now pulling his strings.
  • Marionette Master: His fighting style. He is known as "The Mad Puppeteer" after all.
  • Mind Rape: Unlike Hazama, Relius skips the trolling and goes straight to total decimation, using his research of the soul to filter through your memories, dredging out the worst of them to break you in record time. Just ask poor, poor Makoto...
  • Monochromatic Eyes: Thanks to his mask, they're blank white.
  • Nice Guy: Amazingly enough, he was this in his youth, especially compared to his old friend Valkenhayn. In the Bloodedge Experience novels, he helped Naoto Kurogane up after Naoto was attacked by Valkenhayn, gave advice to both Naoto and Raquel Alucard, and creates artificial limbs for Naoto after the defeat of the novels' Big Bad.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: Unlike Hazama, this man doesn't screw around when there's a job to do.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: After the doors close on his laboratory, we're left to imagine the kind of horrific tortures he inflicts on his foe during his Astral.
  • Offing the Offspring: He tries this on Carl in CS's story mode, for no apparent reason. Thankfully, it doesn't work. Subverted in CS Extend when it's shown that he actually doesn't give a damn about Carl because his soul is "uninteresting." This continues until Central Fiction, where Relius notices Carl's change in personality as he starts piecing together the truth, as Relius has, and muses to himself that Carl might be his greatest creation.
  • Ominous Opera Cape: He wears one of these. Just in case you couldn't already tell he was a villain.
  • Playing with Syringes: Relius' goal is to create the 'perfect human' by way of rampant experimentation on lab-grown beings, pre-existing subjects, and even himself.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: One of the main reasons that makes him very different than Terumi despite being the same level of evil. Everything Relius did was for a specific reason, usually science, and he wasn't one to dispense unnecessary chaos in his wake, unlike Terumi who's in For the Evulz and just loves spreading chaos for his own amusement.
  • Psychotic Smirk: Scarily often.
  • Rapidfire Fisticuffs: His Duo Bios DD has Ignis do this to her opponent.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Terumi's (and Hazama's) red. In their youth, when they were partners, he was also the blue to Valkenhayn's red.
  • Rewriting Reality: He finds out in CF that one can interfere with the world inside the Embryo and can alter it in some ways, which brings him back from the Despair Event Horizon.
  • Renaissance Man: He sees himself as one, and he does seem to be skilled in a wide array of fields.
  • Robot Girl: Not Relius but his wife, Ignis Clover, who he transformed into an extremely powerful automaton.
  • Rolling Attack: His Val Lanto and Id Haas specials have Ignis turning into a wheel and ramming herself at the opponent.
  • Room 101: His Astral is sending people to this.
  • Sadist: While not as visible as Terumi, it's pretty clear that he enjoys performing his horrific experiments.
  • Scale of Scientific Sins: Relius manages to check off all but Immortality (as far as we know) and Usurping God, though we witness his attempt at the latter in Centralfiction.
  • Satellite Character: There isn't really any backstory on Ignis, other than her being Relius' wife and Carl's mother, but her being turned into a doll serves to fuel Carl's desire for revenge further.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: Relius walks into the Cauldron towards the end of Central Fiction, taking Ignis with him.
  • Self-Made Man: This is the man who went from a mostly-harmless researcher who worked with Terumi in the attempt to create Kusanagi 100 years ago to a guy who can casually wreck Six Heroes-tier opponents and is so skilled at both magic and science that he was given, and still lives up to, the title of The One, leader of the Ten Sages of Ishana.
  • Signature Move: His Vol Tedo DD, as well as his Astral.
  • The Sociopath: Relius has the limited emotional affect, Lack of Empathy, need for stimulation, and manipulation abilities, lack of shame or fear, and lack of conscience; his experiments on his wife and daughter are enough to make it clear. It appears that discovering the "true form" of a person caused him to cast away anything resembling empathy, resulting in Relius blithely crossing the Moral Event Horizon a long time ago.
  • Stalker Without A Crush: While Relius couldn't give less of a damn about what a person looks like, his research on souls leads him to demonstrate this trope in regards to Makoto. Even Hazama thinks his interest in her is "random and untoward" until he fights her in Slight Hope.
  • The Stoic: Normally speaks with a calm, sophisticated tongue and stays collected in most situations. Easily comparable to the more emotive and impulsive Hazama.
    • Not So Stoic: He has hints of this in Carl's story mode when he goes on about Ignis. And more humorously, in the gag reels.
  • The Starscream: In Chronophantasma, he hinted that he planned to double cross Izanami once the plan was complete. Sadly for him, Izanami sunk the blade between his shoulders first and abandoned both him and Terumi to their fates.
  • Strapped to an Operating Table: His Astral invokes him performing dastardly experiments on his defeated opponent, and the table, literal or figurative, vary from opponent to opponent, as seen here .
    • Stealth Insult: When it comes to Amane, whom he put in a brothel cage, it also insinuates that Relius considers Amane a male prostitute/slut. It could also be a sign of Relius' Wicked Cultured knowledge as some kabuki dancers, especially those who played female roles, did moonlight as prostitutes.
  • Straw Nihilist: After seeing the "true form" of a person he holds no belief in the inherent value of human life, viewing people as "things".
  • Tailor-Made Prison: In his Astral Heat, some of his bindings for specific characters are designed to suppress their abilities, such as Valkenhayn getting bound and muzzled so he can't transform or Tager being immobilized by magnets.
  • This Is a Drill: One of his Drive moves, as well as three of his specials, has Ignis attack the foe with her arms or legs transformed into long drills.
  • Three-Strike Combo: His Val Tus special has Ignis do 3 slashes with transformed arm-blades on her opponent.
  • Unseen Prototype: He mentions that there were four prototype Detonators before the current one.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Just like Terumi, he's one to Izanami.
  • Villainous Breakdown: See Break the Haughty and Humiliation Conga.
  • Villain Protagonist: He's this during his story mode since you play as him, just like Hazama/Terumi.
  • Villain Respect: He won't hesitate to point out everyone's good qualities when he finds them, or at least what he sees as good qualities, which may invoke Your Approval Fills Me with Shame.
  • Villains Never Lie: Invokes this when confronting Carl in CP; he says that, despite his many bad qualities, he has always been honest with his son.
  • Villain Team-Up: In CF Act 3, Relius form an alliance with Nine to use Take-Mikazuchi, but he has his own plan with Arakune as the Black Beast and Ignis as the new Master Unit.
  • We Used to Be Friends: See Valkenhayn.
  • Wicked Cultured: He's a fan of opera.
  • Wolverine Claws: Ignis mainly uses these.
  • Worthy Opponent: Seems to regard Valkenhayn as this. This is notable because Relius typically considers people as nothing more than test subjects, so the fact that he acknowledges someone as his equal says a lot. This has to do with their shared history in the Bloodedge Experience novels.
  • Your Soul Is Mine!: All but outright stated in his victory quote against Makoto.
    "I shall be taking that."
  • You Shall Not Pass!: In Nu's CF arcade, when Izayoi is pursuing Nu, Relius comes and blocks Izayoi's way, saying that "an amusing situation is about to unfold".