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Playable Characters: Calamity Trigger (Part 1 | Part 2) | Continuum Shift (Additional Characters) | ChronoPhantasma | Central Fiction
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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 | Hakumen | Hazama | Yuuki Terumi | Nine the Phantom


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 console version of Blazblue Continuum Shift and Updated Rereleases BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II and BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend. 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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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 now been dialed Up to Eleven. 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.

  • Abnormal Ammo: Her Unlimited self in CP has a move where she throws an acorn upward which will hit the enemy as it falls. It does Scratch Damage, but it is useful for combos.
  • Ace Pilot: Assumes the role of one in Tager's Chronophantasma gag reel.
  • Action Girl: Par for the course in a Fighting Game series.
  • Actual Pacifist: Played straight in how she handled her hatred of humans. Growing up, Makoto faced extreme racial prejudice because of her species. Over time, she began to feel hatred for humans, but would never resort to violence. There were times where she would be physically abused by humans her own age just because of her demi-human heritage, but Makoto's only retaliation would be verbal comments. She averts this trope in general though, can't be a pacifist when you're an Action Girl in a fighting game.
  • All Women Are Lustful: She's talked the most about picking up guys among the entire cast, is constantly flirting with Carl, and it's all but stated that she's slept with Kagura.
  • And I Must Scream: In her bad ending in the second game, it's implied that Relius is taking and working on her soul after she's Mind Raped.
  • Ascended Extra: Like Tsubaki, she originally only appeared in flashbacks in Noel's story in the first game before becoming playable and a much more prominent figure in the second.
  • Ass Kicks You: Her reverse throw knocks her opponents flat on their backs, followed by her jumping on and landing butt-first on them. Also similar looking is her jumping 2C attack (though her tail covers her butt when she does this).
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Her Unlimited form in Continuum Shift has an Awesome, but Impractical secret Distortion Drive, as well. It actually does MORE damage than her Astral Heat (6601 damage vs OVER 9000 damage), but still takes 100 heat, rather than the 50 heat most Distortion moves use.
  • Awful Truth: Much in the same way as what Noel experienced, but for her, it's a reconstruction. She found out that Noel is a Prime Field Device amidst a graveyard of her 'predecessors'. Makoto learns from Rachel in the very next sentence that beastkin (like Makoto herself) were also made by human hands. Unlike Noel, Makoto does not break, and in fact uses the experience to strengthen her resolve to save her friends.
  • Badass Adorable: Awwww, look at those cute little ears and that big bushy tail. Make her angry, and they'll probably be the last thing you'll ever see before you're shot into the next zip code, fist class.
  • Badass Creed: The same one as all the other NOL members, save Relius, in CS. Occasionally subverted in that she can't remember the whole thing - it's played straight when she gets it right.
    Hazama: "Don't think this won't show up on your next review!"
    Jin: "*sigh* You just never change, do you?"
    Tsubaki: "You're gonna practice that until you get it right."
    Noel: "I had to work really super hard to memorize that, you know?"
    • There's also this gem, a parody of Bang's intro:
      Makoto: The heavens, the earth, and a million squirrels call to me! ... Huh? What? They don't?
  • Badass Normal: She has rather low ars magus ratings, but as a beastkin her physical skills are superior to normal humans and is able to hold her own with that alone. While there was no hope of victory for her against Es due to the Doomsday's fallout, she managed to impress Amane during her resulting last stand by both rejecting the temptation of the Azure and holding out as long as she did solely from strength of body and will.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Pretty much all of her outfits except her NOL Academy uniform (and her Black Cloak) bares her stomach. She even sported the look as kid!
  • Barefoot Poverty: House Nanaya has been strapped for money, and Amanefied!Makoto is barefoot. Coincidence?
  • Beat the Curse Out Of Her: To Tsubaki in Chronophantasma. Two different occasions, in fact.
    • In Arcade Mode, Makoto faces Tsubaki in both Sealed Armament and Zero-Type modes. Mind Eater lapses, but Izanami enforces it to keep the fight going.
    • Tries again in Story Mode alongside Jin and Noel under Kokonoe's Eclipse Field. The entire point of Jin's operation was to wrest Mind Eater so Tsubaki could escape Izanami's control herself. His power of order, combined with Makoto and Noel's talents, were all necessary to make it happen. Needless to say, the group effort is a complete success.
  • Berserk Button:
  • Beware the Nice Ones/Good Is Not Soft: Really fun to be around, but harm any of her friends and... BANG! ZOOM! Straight to the moon.
  • Big Eater/Hyperactive Metabolism: She did that prior to her appearance in the first "Teach Me Miss Litchi" episode (and climbed a tree just to burn it all out!). Also, one of her victory speeches hints at it:
    Makoto: *yawn* Now I'm hungry!
  • Birds of a Feather: Forms a quick friendship with Celica because of this, as they're both kind but Book Dumb brunettes.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: A rare female example. She's loud, cheerful, excitable and hits like a bullet train.
  • Boobs of Steel: Second largest bust of the cast (surpassed by Litchi) and freakishly strong thanks to her beastkin heritage providing inhuman strength.
  • Book Dumb: Her evaluation in Remix Heart states that her physical abilities are outstandingly high, but she has no appreciation for studying. Doesn't stop her from leveling in IQ by the time Slight Hope rolls around.
  • Boxing Battler: A number of her punches resemble boxing techniques.
  • Brain Bleach: On one episode of Help Me! Professor Kokonoe!, Makoto runs right on in with a tone in her voice and a facial expression that suggests she needs the biggest glass of the stuff the titular professor can offer. Considering that the bad ending required to get here is Demon Path lite, can you really blame her?
  • Brainy Brunette: Double Subverted. She's a brunette, yes, but she's Book Dumb and can act rather wild... but her collection of street smarts serve her well as an intelligence officer.
  • Break the Cutie: Relius' mindrape of Makoto in her notorious Bad Ending - her childhood must be particularly brutal if being forced to relive it in mere minutes shatters an otherwise Plucky Girl.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Squirrel ears in this case. Makoto's a kid in an adult's body and a (restrained) sexual deviant, but she's a talented and competent Intelligence officer and an equally skilled fighter.
  • Butt-Monkey: So far, she's been blown up twice (Tager's gag reel and Rachel's gag reel), been cast as a Scooby-Doo analogue (Carl's gag reel), sampled Noel's cooking (Noel's gag reel), been pummelled by Platinum's Magical Girl squad (Platinum's gag reel), and been an unwilling participant in an experiment involving swapping bodies with Ragna and Jin (Relius' gag reel). Slapstick really does cross gender boundaries.
  • Cat Smile: Shows from time to time, like in her Astral Heat when she's literally launching her opponent to the moon. Justified, since she's a squirrel beastkin.
  • Charged Attack: Her Drive is pretty much this. By extension, many of her specials that use her D button (including Distortion Drives) can also be charged for further effectiveness.
  • Close-Range Combatant: Unorthodox projectile aside, Makoto's repertoire of attacks have her in arm's reach of the opponent at all times.
  • Confusion Fu: Since she lacks the range of a lot of characters, Makoto's special attacks are meant to be used in mind games, to surprise and confuse foes and to punish careless approach. Asteroid Vision has a large number of ways to follow up on its own, Comet Cannon is laid out as a mine before being (optionally) shot forward, and Corona Upper and Space-Counter come out of nowhere. In story, Makoto appears to be a ditz, but can show surprising bouts of insight even when not triggered, making it harder to tell if and when her act of Obfuscating Stupidity is just an act, to the point where functional omniscience or blind luck are outright required to reliably counter her.
  • Counter-Attack: Her Space Counter special.
  • Creepy Cool Crosses: Her "batons" are cross-shaped, for no good reason other than looking cool.
  • Cute Bruiser: Emphasis on the "bruiser" part, her punches can send anyone flying across the screen.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: Straps hold it in place! And if you try to sneak a peek, she'll punch you out so quick you'll forget you even exist.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: A result of wall-to-wall Fantastic Racism.
  • Deadly Lunge: As her Unlimited self, her normal Drive moves can move her across the screen.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Far less frequent than Jin and Rachel, but she displays some when she's the sanest person on the block.
  • Depending on the Artist: Only her Chronophantasma art has lent credibility to Mori's claim she's around Bullet or Litchi's breast size. Otherwise, characters like Nine and Mai (the latter particularly in Remix Heart and Cross Tag Battle) have artwork or models that rival or exceed Makoto's size.
  • Determinator: Don't let the happy-go-lucky demeanor fool you; nothing short of Relius's prescribed overdose of Mind Rape will stop her from saving Noel and Tsubaki. She even survives a trip through the Boundary with her mind intact, the only other person to achieve that feat was Hakumen, one of the Six Heroes. Which makes sense, since they both possess the Power of Order.
  • Detonation Moon: Her Astral Finish smashes the moon to bits with a single punch.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Did this to Terumi twice in Slight Hope, turning his wrath on her instead of a more pressing mark. The "moxie" to pull this trope twice over was what caught Rachel's attention the second time around.
  • Disaster Dominoes: Being sent to Ikaruga between Calamity Trigger and Continuum Shift enabled her to start knocking these over, and she refused to stop no matter what; by the end of the story, her continued intermeddling in the plot started the final chain of events that led to Terumi's demise at Ragna's hands.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Several characters are clearly distracted by her knockers during their intro with her. Even our edgy main character - in one moment, Ragna's focus in Chronophantasma goes from her tail to her rack, and Makoto is quite aware. "Hey! Eyes! Up here!"
  • Doppelgänger Spin: One of her attacks (Asteroid Vision) splits her in three, where the position of the real Makoto depends on which button the player used to input the command, with a number of different ways to follow up.
  • Double Agent: While working as an Intelligence officer for the NOL, she also doubles as a spy for Sector Seven. Drops out of this in CP.
  • Downloadable Content: The first DLC playable character in fighting games, released on August 5, 2010 and costs 560 Microsoft Points (360) or $7.00.
  • Dual Tonfas: Her Weapon of Choice. Subverted in that she rarely uses them as such. Her actual fighting style is more along the lines of boxing and the tonfas seem to simply add a little extra punch to her attacks.
  • Dumb and Drummer: One of the Drama CD covers has Makoto depicted as the drummer of a four-man band. Subverted; she's not as dumb as the stereotype suggests. Also being the beastkin on her group, it's clear why she's the drummer.
  • Effortless Amazonian Lift: She has the physical strength to easily carry Tsubaki over her shoulder as if she weighs nothing, and sprint while carrying her. To emphasize, Makoto's roughly 49 kilos, Tsubaki is 47 kilos (possibly without Izayoi), and she still dead sprints away from Carl.
  • Energy Ball: Her Comet Cannon has her deploy one. It doesn't immediately move forward unless you do a followup attack.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Makoto draws attention from both genders. Litchi is fascinated with her body in Chronophantasma commentary, Noel and Luna want to fondle her tail all day, and even Celica cannot help but notice Makoto's breast size.
  • Extremity Extremist: As befits her boxing concept, most of her attacks are strong punches. She only has one or two kicks, and also a few attacks with her tail.
  • Fate Worse than Death: In her bad ending, she's turned into an organic doll by Relius, Forced to Watch as he uses her body for his twisted experiments, with no way to express her terror.
  • Fetish: Makoto has a lot of turn-ons, ranging from the mundane to the outright bizarre. After fighting Platinum in Continuum Shift II:
    "Are you a boy? A girl? Oh man, I'm starting to get a little... NO! Bad Makoto! Now is not the time to embrace a new dirty little fetish... darn it..."
  • Fighter, Mage, Thief: Of her group of friends, she's The Fighter, being a noted bruiser and not having particularly high Ars Magus aptitude scores.
  • Fingerless Gloves: Justified, as she is primarily a boxer. The tonfas are strapped on her wrists.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: In Slight Hopenote  she winds up falling into the Wheel of Fortune timeline (around the time Calamity Trigger occurs in the active timeline) due to a trip into the Cauldron, where she wasn't tangled up in the events of the story otherwise - Hazama refers to her as an "anomaly" as a result, whereas Tager rejects the password she gives him, both demanding to know who she is. Rachel finds her before long and returns her to the active timeline.
  • Flat "What": Makoto questions Noel's taste in men in Chronophantasma Chapter 4 this way.
    What the hell. You are one cheap date.
  • Flung Clothing: Like Noel, she throws off her jacket when entering a battle. She wears a NOL Intel coat and beret in CS and an independent (Sector Seven?) coat in CP.
  • Freakiness Shame: She is secretly insecure about her squirrel ears and tail, but her best friend Noel Vermillion finds her tail extremely attractive, and often asks to fondle it.
  • Friendly Rivalry: Makoto refers to Mai as her friend and rival from the academy in her victory quote. They both praise how much the other's fighting skill has improved but then add that they've improved themselves in their victory quotes.
  • Fun Personified: Who wouldn't want to hang out with Makoto? Well, besides Hazama...
  • Gainaxing: Easily comparable to Litchi. She bounces in tune to her own theme ("Alexandrite") as well. Apparently justified as she never wore a bra during the Academy days, either.
  • Gameplay and Story Integration: Makoto's playstyle is designed to be as honest and straightforward as possible, but packed behind strong impacts from her fists. Pretty much describes her personality to a tee, an energetic Nice Girl but mixed with Beware the Nice Ones.
  • Genius Ditz: She's quite air-headed and actively hates studying, but she did make it into the Intelligence Department of the NOL, which would obviously require some degree of knowledge and wit.
  • Genki Girl: The best way to describe her would be "hyper", especially when she's in a fight.
  • Gotta Get Your Head Together: While not depicted, Makoto usually complains about her head when something tampers with her soul, as shown in Slight Hope and Bonds. Likewise, Relius' mindrape is described as "a hand squeezing Makoto's brain".
  • Gut Feeling: One of the sharpest in the entire cast. Makoto almost has a sixth sense about her friends (she can tell if they're in trouble, just not what the trouble consists of) and she can tell if someone is trustworthy - while she is supportive of many of the cast members, she never trusted Hazama for any reason at all, no deception required.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Noel and Tsubaki, ever since their academy days.
  • Hot-Blooded: Almost as much as Bang. She even lampshades this.
    "Noel, please embrace... my overflowing spirit!"
  • Identical Stranger: Naoto claimed that she looks like his aunt Yuki Hayami.
  • Idiot Hair Antennae: And she's not an idiot.
  • Image Song: Her voice actress sings a vocal version of her theme "Alexandrite" called "Butterfly Sky".
  • The Immune: Downplayed. While nobody is outright immune to seithr corruption, Makoto's lack thereof is noted on multiple occasions in Arcade mode. This (together with being a Plucky Girl and The Power of Friendship) can be seen as how she can go to the Ibukido cauldron - which is covered in thick seithr, and then go through the Boundary and back again - and come back virtually unscathed.
    Lambda: ...Detecting a high resistance to the effects of seithr... target's rate of degeneration is 0.2% of normal...
    Mu (CS): Target's resistance to seithr exceeds established parameters. Executing research protocols...
    Hakumen (CP): So there are still souls in this world as pure as yours. I suggest you cherish that rare commodity, for the sake of us all...
    Nu (CP): Target has a strong resistance to seithr... Surrounding seithr eroding at a rate of 0.2%.
  • Interspecies Friendship: She's a squirrel girl in a trio with Noel Vermillion, Tsubaki Yayoi, two humans. This has such a great effect that the formerly prejudiced-for-her-race Makoto is incredibly loyal to those two and makes it her mission to ensure no harms come between them, and anyone who does get horribly killed by her hands (Or so she says for the latter), and the mere thought of her friendship to them is the one thing that enables her to survive the Boundary like Hakumen, and be immune to Terumi's infamous Trolling. Unfortunately, while getting mind raped in her bad ending, it's revealed that deep down, Makoto doesn't trust Noel and Tsubaki either, and she's just waiting for them to reject her like everyone else. Thankfully, their friendship prevails.
  • Last Stand: In Centralfiction, she chose to engage Es (whose job was to remove those whose desires were taken by Ragna) so that Naoto could get to Ragna and the others. She holds out long enough for her data to be archived in the Master Unit before she breaks down, but that was all of which she was capable.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Does this a lot. Example:
    Makoto: Press start to continue.
  • Leitmotif: Alexandrite.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Okay defense stats, good mobility, and high offensive power, but tempered by short range.
  • Little Bit Beastly: She's a Squirrel Beastkin - A half-human hybrid with the ears and tail of a squirrel.
  • Made of Iron: She's a lot more sturdier than her frame implies.
  • The McCoy: To Tsubaki's Spock and Noel's Kirk.
  • Meaningful Name: "Makoto" (誠) can mean "honesty" or "sincerity", two traits that she exhibits a lot.
  • Megaton Punch: Her DD, Big Bang Smash, in a nutshell. Also at the end of Particle Flare DD.
  • Mind Rape: Suffers from a nasty case of this in her Bad Ending, courtesy of Relius Clover. It's in the Nightmare Fuel page for very good reasons. Her Help Me, Professor Kokonoe segment even starts with Makoto still screaming in agony from that treatment.
  • Morality Pet: One of the very few people that Jin isn't completely abrasive towards.
  • Ms. Fanservice: While her outfit and bust size are the most obvious reasons why, a few of Makoto's personality traits are somewhat sexual in nature, making her a different flavor compared to her competition.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Downplayed, as she does have a bit of muscle tone to her but she's still capable of greater feats of strength than her figure would imply. Her entire playstyle revolves around powerful body blows that blow the opponent across the screen, and within the story, she's capable of creating craters just from impact and and carry people like there's no problem. Beastkin are naturally stronger than humans, so that might explain it.
  • Neck Lift: Makoto's forward throw has her lift her opponent up this way before boffing them with her tail.
  • Nerdgasm: Literally does this in Tager's Continuum Shift joke ending, when Tager transforms into a giant gold-plated Humongous Mecha in order to fight a giant robot version of resident Cat Girl Taokaka. Don't ask.
    Makoto: "Oh... My... GOD! Commander Kokonoe, that is so awesome! No, seriously, I'm getting a tingly sensation in my naughty bits... Please, can I have control? Please? Pretty please!?"
  • Nice Girl: One of the most notable in the series, with a side order of Fun Personified.
    "In nature, oppressed creatures are known to cozy up to those who are controlling them. You're merely doing as the animals do."
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: She’s a Boxing Spy Squirrel.
  • Noodle Incident: Played for Horror in her bad ending, whatever she went through in the past must be pretty damn awful, enough for Relius to Mind Rape her into reliving it all over again. On loop. All just to watch her suffer. And we never find out exactly what it was, save for a few hints of Fantastic Racism from Relius himself.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Comes across as this, being a Genius Ditz with the ditz part more evident. To wit, she attended the Academy on scholarship, graduated into the NOL's Intelligence Division [[spoiler:and became a Double Agent for Sector Seven and NOL Ikaruga, easily discovered the rejected Saya/Noel cache in Ibukido. Even Hazama admits Makoto is smarter than she looks prior to their fight at the end of her CS Arcade mode.
  • Only Sane Woman: She's a Book Dumb Genius Ditz who tends to think with her heart rather than her head, but she falls into this surprisingly often. This is particularly apparent for her joke ending, many parts of the main story, and the first episode of Teach Me, Miss Litchi: Reloaded!. Then again, there are a few occasions that show she's Not So Above It All.
    • During an Academy flashback, she had to remind Tsubaki that seeing a weapon destroying a city would be "a catastrophe of epic proportions". She did hype up the Nox Nyctores moments beforehand, which is a likely nod to how urban legends can become exaggerated over the years.
    • When Shiori first appeared at the Military Academy, the girls spilled the nature of Mai's powers to her; Makoto was the first to recognize their mistake.
  • Outdoorsy Gal: It's plenty clear that Makoto would rather be out in the world than stuck in some stuffy office if she can help it.
    • During one episode of Teach Me, Ms. Litchi!, she felt climbing a tree and swinging from its branches would be the best way to work off the food she ate.
    • Her reason for wanting to join the Intelligence Division?
      ''I've always wanted to see the world, and they sound like the guys who'd make it happen for me."
    • The character-themed plates have elements that are attached to the character they're associated with; Makoto's is bordered with tree branches, with a stump in one corner and acorns in two others.
  • Pervert Revenge Mode: Matches with Kagura are invoked over this. Then again, when you introduce yourself with "Please, just one grope!", you're just asking for it.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Makoto's presence lightens the mood in many a situation, which is why she makes good Gag Reel fodder. She can and will get serious when the situation demands it, however.
  • Pop-Cultured Badass: References The Tick, Fist of the North Star and FLCL regularly during matches, with a side order of Pee-wee's Playhouse in Tager's CS gag reel.
  • The Power of Friendship: Her primary motivation in Continuum Shift seems to be the safety of Noel and Tsubaki. Especially after she discovers the hidden cache of rejected Saya clones in Ibukido and what she saw in the alternate timeline beforehand (read: Wheel of Fortune).
    • This is actually half the reason she survived a round-trip through the Boundary.
  • Precision F-Strike: Take the time when Hazama decided to take the role of Makoto's mother, or whenever she's fighting him or Relius.
    Makoto (Reaction to Ragna playing the baby): What the fuuuuuuu...
  • Prehensile Tail: Her default throw lets her use her tail to slap her opponent silly, so don't be fooled by how big and fluffy it looks. As her Unlimited self in CP, you can hold the D button in midair to have her hover in midair by spinning her tail.
  • Punched Across the Room: Her Drive moves, when fully charged, can end with this.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: Much rarer, but also shows. Expect extreme Squee! or a nerdgasm if she shows both this and a Cat Smile at the same time.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: During Infinite Rush, Galaxian Particle Flare and Planet Crusher.
  • Reconstruction: Paradoxically to all the deconstructions going on, Makoto manages to singlehandedly reconstruct the Fixer Sue archetype in a way that works both in and out of narrative. No wonder her Guilty Gear pallette swap is Order-Sol. Hope your brain's ready for a workout with this one.
  • The Mole: She's actually an informant/Double Agent for Sector Seven.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: If it gets her friends into a better position, Makoto will conduct illegal operations without a second thought. Case in point:
    (on finding Tsubaki in Slight Hope): "Thank goodness I found you! Uh, I've got something for you!" (Orders for you to return to HQ - forged 'em myself! They can bust me for counterfeiting later, so long as it gets you out of harm's way right now...)
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: Three-way example with Noel Vermillion and Tsubaki Yayoi. They met in the military academy and watched out for each other, becoming fast friends and helping each other with quite severe issues. The all ended up joining different branches of the NOL and don't get the chance to see each other much anymore, but enjoy spending time with each other. Noel and Makoto's main motivation in Chronophantasma is trying to get Tsubaki back after she was manipulated by Terumi. Notably, Noel and Tsubaki were originally planned to be a lesbian couple and Makoto has been confirmed to be bi (and felt up Tsubaki's chest in a gag reel). However, Tsubaki only has eyes for Jin.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After losing to Hazama in CP Arcade, Makoto realizes there's nothing to gain in questioning him and makes herself scarce.
  • Ship Tease: A small amount with Jin, she seemed to have a bit of a crush on him back in their academy days but obviously never acted on it out of respect for Tsubaki's feelings.
    • She also has some with Kagura. Not only is it implied that they had a one night stand, but she considers him a close friend (she calls him a "bestie") and has no issue with him finding her cute. It's pretty clear that if he quit womanizing they would be much closer.
  • Shipper on Deck: A Jin X Tsubaki Fangirl, based on one of her lines in Continuum Shift:
    "They would really make such a nice couple."
    • Taken up another notch in Slight Hope - Makoto doesn't try to hide that she ships them.
      Makoto: "Tsubaki, this is ME you're talking to! Drop the good little cadet shtick and just say it! 'I'm gonna spend every day with Jin, and I couldn't be happier about it! Tra, la la, la la!'"
      Tsubaki: "I... what...? Why would I say that?"
      Makoto: "Somebody's blushing! *giggle* Geez, I can read you like a book when it comes to that boy."
  • Shoryuken: Her Corona Upper is one, and can be followed up with a powerful downward punch (think Spider-Man's Spider Sting -> Spider Bite in Marvel vs. Capcom series) for further combo.
  • Shotoclone: Her uppercut move is standard, but her projectile is unorthodox in that she first deploys it as a stationary projectile and then she can (optionally) punch it forward.
  • Signature Move: Her Drive moves, as well as her Asteroid Vision, Corona Upper and Big Bang Smash.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: Just like with Bare Your Midriff, even as a kid!
  • Small Steps Heroine: While Makoto is willing to fight for the world's well-being, she is more primarily concerned with the well-being of her friends, to the point she makes it clear to Tager (and Kokonoe by proxy) that she would turn on them if they brought Noel to harm. Strangely enough, given how said friends are vital lynchpins for Izanami, Terumi and Relius' game of destiny, one can see the small steps as being from a giant's perspective.
  • Spanner in the Works: As of Continuum Shift Extend, Terumi's master gambit pileup for his goals remained untouched up until Makoto fell into one particular timeline by accident and interfered with events key to his schemes - the end result being utter annulment of all of his plans in that timeline, and she got away with it with help from Rachel Alucard. As a result, from Continuum Shift proper onward, Terumi's plans for Makoto have changed from "keep away from Tsubaki and Noel" to "outsource to Relius or kill on sight".
    • This is actually a Reconstruction. Makoto's Spanner status comes from the fact that she never knew Noel never existed in this timeline up until Terumi's plans had already fallen apart. Other than that, she had proven through the entire story that she was capable of picking up on the world around her and using the intel she accumulated to formulate and rebuild her plans on a whim - one slip of the tongue by Terumi was enough for her to, with help from Bang's keen-eyed disciple, figure out that Relius was luring her into a trap and adjusted her plans just enough to defuse the problem and keep at work. Had she known about that missing fact any time before she ran into Tsubaki, she could have outgambitted Terumi instead.
  • Stripperific: Makoto's outfit shows far more skin than what is realistically acceptable. And it ends up being hilariously lampshaded by Kokonoe in her HMPK segment:
    Kokonoe: "Who goes out dressed like that? How do you live, knowing you're one strong breeze or sudden cough away from a massive wardrobe malfunction?"
  • Stepford Smiler: Beneath her lively disposition, she hides her dark past issues within. Being forced to relieve it by Relius in her bad ending pretty much breaks her.
  • Street Smart: What Makoto lacks in book smarts she more than compensates for here, with a Gut Feeling instinct that is sharper than anyone else's in the cast. This, plus her deterministic unpredictability, make her a recurring thorn in Terumi's side.
  • Tail Slap: She uses her tail in one of her throws.
  • The Tease: Hinted by one of her taunt lines:
    "You wanna fondle my tail too?"
  • Theme Naming: Her attacks names all deal with outer space.
  • Three-Strike Combo: Her Particle Flare DD has 3 parts, which you have to command manually by holding the D button.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: Hazama implies in Friendshipnote  that "you were created for the purpose of defeating the Black Beast" - "you" referring to beastkin in general in all likelihood. Rachel talked her through the whole "crafted by human hands" business at the end of Slight Hope, so this had less of a sting than what Hazama was expecting.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: When she was in Military Academy, she used to be cruel, mean, selfish, and hated humans, but then had a change of heart by Tsubaki’s words when she confronted her fellow female classmates who were picking on her.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Chestnut parfait.
  • A Twinkle in the Sky: Her Astral Heat ends with this happening to her opponent... in the night sky.
  • Unblockable Attack: Sirius Jolt in Central Fiction cannot be blocked on standing opponents, and is not reliant upon Makoto's Drive to function despite the knockback.
  • Underboobs: One of her two defining features. The other being her squirrel tail. Her top is explicitly left loose in front after being Amanefied. Makoto under the influence of the Spectacle of Eros in a Chronophantasma gag reel uses this as a source of pride even. Kokonoe in Makoto's HMPK segment also points this as one of her recognizable features.
  • Undying Loyalty: Makoto would go to the ends of the earth for Noel and Tsubaki. She betrays the NOL, an organisation that rules most of the world and sends a thinly veiled threat to Sector Seven, the organisation that runs the rest of it. Her loyalty is so strong, that, in her Story Mode, it's implied that her loyalty to her friends actually stopped her from losing her sanity and semblance of self when she fell into the cauldron, through the Boundary, and into to a different timeline, and then let her go back to her original timeline. To help that sink in, Arakune turned into a... whatever he is now after being exposed to the Boundary for a few moments, and the only other character who has survived the Boundary was Hakumen.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Her primary means of defeating opponents is punching them, instead of utilizing weapons, magic, or other fancy powers, but she still puts up a solid fight. In story, Jin notes her ars magus aptitude is averagenote , but her physical tests are off the charts. As for actual fights, she handily defeats a simulacrum of Noel or Tsubaki, a match with Tager was interrupted by Kokonoe before a winner could be decided, and she puts up a lengthy last stand against Es despite the power decay.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: While she's still willing to work with him (and their dynamic is enough to make them a Fan-Preferred Couple), Kagura's definitely on her shit list (part of it may be because she's a Woman Scorned, as it's implied they slept once).
  • Womanchild: While it's not known how old she actually is, she's old enough to partake in high school and then become an army's intel unit member afterward. And she's still pretty ditzy and silly, though she's definitely not naive nor lacking common sense.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: She wears pair of spandex shorts after being Amane-fied.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Chronophantasma Arcade has Makoto causing Tsubaki's Mind Eater to lapse, only for Izanami to forcibly reinstate it and attempt to turn their fight into an outright deathmatch. Amaterasu decides to just eject Makoto and rewind.
    • Throw the Dog a Bone: Enduring all that chain yanking in stride ultimately pays off for Makoto in a big way in the ending of Central Fiction!
  • You Remind Me of X: Both Es and Naoto remark that Makoto resembled someone they know.

    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.
  • Awesome McCoolname: It’s hard to get more awesome than “Valkenhayn R. Hellsing.”
  • Badass Baritone: Normally a softspoken person, but when he's angry...
  • Badass Beard: His goatee.
  • 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. EVER.
    • 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.
  • The Big Guy: Of the Six Heroes. He is often noted for his brutal strength and ferocity.
  • Big Bad: In Taokaka's gag reel in Continuum Shift.
  • 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.
  • 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, Up to Eleven.
  • 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/Non-Indicative Name: 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.
  • 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 Pints: 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—"
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: An old-school ruffled-up one, whereas Noel has a minidress and Makoto has a miniskirt. Why she even wants to fight in one is a mystery that can only be explained by Irony (as listed below) or Refuge in Audacity.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • L33t L1ng0: 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.
  • 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.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Notice how voluminous her hair is, even with Girlish Pigtails.
  • 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? Check. Blond hair? Check. Cool Mask? Check. Charismatic? Check. Manipulative Bastard? Check. Commands a red-colored version of an existing robot that is 3 times stronger than the original? Check. Actually has a Char color palette? He. Is. A. CHAR.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Face Palm 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 big time. 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.
  • 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.
  • The Heavy: Along with Hazama in Continuum Shift, although Relius didn't really take center stage until later revisions.
  • 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.
  • Invincible Villain: He is just as strong, if not even stronger than Terumi, has access to the same resources (a consciousness that carries over time-loops, Phantom and the entirety of the NOL), and shares his genius. And like Terumi, he gets robbed of this status in Chronophantasma.
  • 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: Oh boy. 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.
  • 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 stuck in stagnancy, 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.
  • Nice Hat: Ignis wears a large pink hat or headdress with two blade-like attachments on it.
  • 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.
  • Ominous Opera Cape: He wears one of these. Just in case you couldn’t already tell he was a villain.
  • 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.
  • 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 prototypes of Detonator before he 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".


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