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    Ragna the Bloodedge 
Drive: Soul Eater
Weapon: Aramasa & Azure Grimoire
Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita (Japanese), Patrick Seitz (English)
  • Attack : ★★★★
  • Speed: ★★★★
  • Range: ★★★★
  • Casual: ★★★★
  • Luck: ★
I'll show you the power of the Azure!

An SS-Class criminal known as the Grim Reaper and hunted by the Novus Orbis Librarium, the authoritarian government which runs the world. As a child, his orphanage was destroyed in a great fire caused by the vengeful spirit Yuuki Terumi, who possessed Ragna's younger brother Jin to cut off his right arm and disappeared alongside their younger sister Saya. Ragna survived thanks to the timely intervention of the vampire Rachel Alucard, who gave him the opportunity to claim the Azure Grimoire, an artifact of immense power which became his new arm. After undergoing training under the legendary hero Jubei, Ragna set out to destroy the NOL in revenge. His arrival in the 13th Hierarchical City of Kagutsuchi has led to a chain of events which threaten the balance of the universe.

In battle, the Azure Grimoire gives Ragna unmatched control over the magical element called seithr. This powers his Soul Eater ability, allowing him to destroy his opponents' souls through physical contact and absorb it for himself. If need be, he can activate the Idea Engine embedded in his artificial arm to further boost his power, which can match that of the world-destroying Black Beast. Ragna also uses the Aramasa, a large and bulky sword which can also take the form of a scythe, as its name implies; like the Azure Grimoire, it too can absorb others' souls.

His Distortion Skills are Carnage Scissors, which sends a crushing wave of dark energy along the ground; and Devoured by Darkness, a command grab that lays into his opponent with black tendrils. His Astral Heat, Black Onslaught has him using the fullest might of the Azure Grimoire and turn his blade into a scythe as he proceeds to repeatedly slash his opponent with it, using Soul Eater to empower it. He then transforms into a Grim Reaper-like figure shrouded in darkness, and unleashes a final strike that completely erases the opponent from existence.

  • '90s Anti-Hero: He fits the general criteria, with him wearing red and black, having a confrontational personality and bad temper, soul-sucking power of an Eldritch Abomination, and less-than-savory motives (before his Character Development). However, he's also a Butt-Monkey and his attitude makes him fall into many problems, and beneath his crass behavior lies a heart of gold.
  • Artificial Limbs: Ragna's right arm is his Azure Grimoire and his left one is cybernetic after he sacrificed it to save Noel in the true ending of Continuum Shift.
  • Badass Baritone: One of his trademarks, whether in Japanese or English.
  • Badass Longcoat: A gift from his mentor Jubei, previously owned by an unsung hero named "Bloodedge", a future version of Ragna himself that was sent to the past to stabilize a time loop.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: His right arm can suck the soul out of anyone, and he could potentially destroy the entire world if he felt like it. But he's a good person underneath his rough exterior.
  • BFS: His Aramasa can take the form of a large slab of metal barely resembling a sword.
  • Blood Knight: Outright declares that he can beat up everyone in the cast during the game's reveal. He's not wrong. The story averts it, as all of his fights are forced onto him, despite the fact that he would prefer to talk things out, since he has no interest in fighting anybody except the Final Boss.
  • Born Unlucky: Has 1 star in his luck stat. His entire life has been hell and the only relief he ever gets is erasing himself from existence, which also gives everyone in his life a happy ending. In the story, Ragna ends fighting against people he doesn't want to fight and/or is forced to team up with weirdos or enemies which he would rather beat up.
  • Butt-Monkey: Like Yosuke, the majority of Ragna's character interactions are played for comedy at Ragna's misfortune.
  • Casting a Shadow: The Azure Grimoire allows him to tap into the powers of the Black Beast, and can be used to sap opponents' life force to heal himself.
  • Cool Big Bro: A lot of Ragna's interactions with Ruby have him acting like a kind-of surrogate older brother. It's quite sweet, despite being a heavy contrast to Yang's doting attitude with her baby sister or Ragna's violently protective attitude over Noel. Ragna's also cooperative with the Investigation Team in Episode P 4 A, and he and Hyde share a lot of traits in common too with their interactions.
  • Cool Sword: His Aramasa, especially when you consider that it isn't a magical weapon like a Nox Nyctores or Legacy Weapon that most of the cast wields. The only thing that makes it different from a simple giant sword is its ability to transform into a Sinister Scythe. Ruby gushes over it to the point that he has to physically hold her at arm's length to get her to stop.
  • Cosmic Plaything: Cutting a very long explanation short, his luck is so terrible that it took him erasing himself from the world for him to get anything close to a happy ending - because he's a literal cosmic plaything.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Is a noted rebel responsible for multiple counts of mass destruction, and wields a power that could bring The End of the World as We Know It, but is ultimately a man out to do the right thing.
  • Deadly Lunge: His Hell's Fang special. His Carnage Scissors Distortion Skill also starts with a lunge.
  • Death from Above: Has both Belial Edge AND Nightmare Edge in this game; they're both different kinds of diving attack with his sword.
  • Enemy Mine: Happens if he's paired up with Jin, Nu-13 or Hazama.
  • Face of a Thug: Orie judges Ragna by his wanted poster and his actual appearance, believing that he's a bad guy. Weiss does the same, but she's judging more because of his wanted poster.
  • Foil:
    • Ragna and Ruby are both scythe wielders clad in red and black from fantasy-like settings, but Ragna is a rough and occasionally rude older brother while Ruby is a kindhearted younger sister.
    • Ragna actually has a lot more in common with Yang: both are older siblings with a history of prioritising others over, and sometimes at the cost of, their own personal well-being. Additionally, both had childhood homes isolated in the woods, Ragna was blond in his youth (before trauma turned his hair white) much like Yang is, their abilities involve their eyes turning red (Ragna's Azure Grimoire has turned his right eye red, while Yang's eyes turn red when she gets angry) and they both um, lose something. They also rarely open up about themselves and are far more than they appear to be on the surface, but whereas Yang is warm and friendly, deflecting attention away from any inner turmoil where she can, Ragna puts on a Jerkass Façade to push people away.
  • Grapple Move: His Devoured by Darkness Distortion Skill is a close range grab with his Azure Grimoire hand turning into monstrous proportions; he then proceeds to directly suck the life out of his opponent before knocking them away.
  • The Hero: By default, since this is a BlazBlue spin-off, and he's The Protagonist of BlazBlue.
  • Hypocritical Humour: Ragna is stunned that Ruby and Yang are sistersnote  as they look and act so differently, which is hilariously ironic given his own relationship with Jin.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Very rough around the edges, but on occasion can be surprisingly merciful and generous.
  • Kick Them While They Are Down: "It's Not Over Yet!" has this effect, though it's more like "pick them up while they are down and sock them." Originally a separate move in his home series, it's been integrated into one of his smart combos.
  • Life Drain: Present once more, unsurprisingly, on all of Ragna's attacks that utilize the Azure Grimoire.
  • Leitmotif: Rebellion. He also has Under Heaven Destruction when teamed up with Jin, White Requiem when teamed up with Rachel, Black & White when teamed up with Hakumen and Nightmare Fiction when teamed up with Hazama.
  • Mistaken for Pedophile: Platinum's interactions with him has her personalities constantly refer to him as a pedophile, with Luna snarkily praising him as such and Sena being really wary of his supposedly creepy leers. Naturally, Ragna is annoyed by being called that.
    Platinum (Luna): You're pretty good!... for a pedo.
    Ragna: [Exasperated] I SAID I'M NOT A PEDOPHILE, DAMNIT!
  • Mystical White Hair: His white hair is a result of both taking the power of the Azure Grimoire and the trauma he endured as a child.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Depending on your language, he is referred to as the Shinigaminote  or the Grim Reaper. Either way, he's earned those monikers for good reason.
  • One-Man Army: Has a history of destroying entire branches of the NOL by himself and has defeated monstrosities like Take-Mikazuchi and Terumi. Lampshaded by Blake in his win pose with her where, after he mentions how weak their opponents were, Blake tells him that he could never understand what she just went through in that battle, showing that there's no way a Huntress' level of strength (and she's still a student) could be compared to his ridiculous powers.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: His right eye is red, courtesy of the Azure Grimoire. During his Astral Heat, both of his eyes glow red.
  • Red Is Heroic: Wears mainly red and serves as the hero of the BlazBlue world.
  • Red Right Hand: His right arm is the Azure Grimoire, which he utilizes in a variety of soul-sucking attacks. In at least 2 of his attacks (standing C and Devoured by Darkness) the arm outright turns red and monstrous.
  • Reverse Grip: He mainly wields his sword this way.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: If he and Jin are both on the same team and on-screen when the match finishes, Ragna will run away off the screen at top speed. Jin takes a minute to realize he's gone before chasing off to kill him.
  • Shoryuken: Retains his Inferno Divider, a massive jumping uppercut attack with his sword, although here it is his Reversal Action instead of a special move.
  • Shoto Clone: His Dead Spike acts as a Hadoken (both the old short-range and new long-range variants are here), his Inferno Divider is a Shoryuken that can combo into other attacks, and his Gauntlet Hades, Hell's Fang and (to a lesser extent) Blood Scythe act as his Hurricane Kicks.
  • Sibling Team: If teamed up with Jin/Hakumen or Noel.
  • Signature Move: Dead Spike has been one of Ragna's most memorable moves in his home series with the monstrous head of darkness even becoming the star in a small spin-off game. In this game, all three versions (his short-range version, his long-range version and his EX Version borrowed from his Unlimited form) of Dead Spike are at his disposal.
  • Sinister Scythe: His trademark Aramasa is his main weapon. Its scythe form is used for extended reach.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: To say he's foul-mouthed is something of an understatement.
  • Super Mode: When Ragna uses Resonance Blaze it takes the form of Blood Kain IDEA with Ragna activating the Azure Grimoire. This causes all of his life drain properties to increase on top of Resonance Blaze's natural regeneration and making both Carnage Scissors and Devoured by Darkness behave as though he is in his Unlimited form.
  • Taking the Bullet: In Episode RWBY, he takes a bad hit from System meant for Ruby. He doesn't die but it leaves him too badly injured to fight, which leaves Ruby and Weiss to deal with it.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: When paired up with Jin, which isn't anything out of the ordinary.
  • Three Strike Combo: His Inferno Divider can be followed up by 2 more commands. His EX Dead Spike borrowed from his Unlimited form can also be followed up by 2 more commands.
  • When He Smiles: A meta example, since fans have predicted that things might go well for him based on his character art. Namely, it's the first time he's shown smiling in his character art, and it's a really cool smile.

    Jin Kisaragi 
Drive: Frost Bite
Weapon: Nox Nyctores "Mucro Algesco: Yukianesa"
Voiced by: Tetsuya Kakihara (Japanese), David Vincent (English)
  • Attack : ★★★
  • Speed: ★★★★
  • Range: ★★★★
  • Casual: ★★★★★★★
  • Luck: ★
Hmph. Do your best to not get in my way.

An NOL Major, heralded as a war hero and the younger brother of Ragna. In the past, possessed by the malevolent spirit Yuuki Terumi, Jin took the Nox Nyctores Yukianesa and used it to nearly kill his brother. He was adopted by the influential Kisaragi family, one of the members of the NOL-affiliated family group called the Duodecim. His work in the Military Academy allowed him to attain the rank of First Lieutenant, and one of his early missions saw him end the Ikaruga Civil War, earning him the title the Hero of Ikaruga and the rank of Major. Upon learning that Ragna had resurfaced in Kagutsuchi, Jin deserted his post to assassinate him, but would later ally with him as they turned their attention to the true forces behind their ruined childhoods.

Jin bears the Yukianesa, a Nox Nyctoresnote  which takes the form of an iai katana with a blade made of permafrost. Yukianesa grants him cryokinetic abilities, using seithr to create freezing ice projectiles and barriers with a swing of his weapon.

His Distortion Skills are Frozen Fang Ice Blade, a Sword Beam that covers the ground it traverses across in ice; and Ice Winged Moon Cry, an arrow of ice that can be fired at an upward angle from the ground or a downward angle from the air. His Astral Heat, Rengoku Hyouya/Arctic Dungeon, involves him firing a small but fast wave of ice on the ground that is unblockable. If it connects, the opponent is frozen along with the background, then shattered.

  • Badass Cape: An unique kind of capes attached to where his coat's sleeves should have been. He also attacks with it in a few of his normal moves.
  • Berserk Button: While he's usually calm and collected (if a bit of a Jerkass), Jin goes absolutely insane as soon as Ragna shows up.
    Jin (if in a team with Ragna): BROTHER, LET'S KILL EACH OTHER!!!
    • Actually subverted when he and Ragna team up together near the end of Episode BlazBlue. Jin never once displays any of his trademark psychotic behavior and instead boasts of how their brotherly bonds are strong with a straight attitude, something which shocks Ragna.
  • Blade Spam: His Sekkajin move (a special move from his games, now part of his smart combos) has him repeatedly slash his opponent at close range with his blade.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Played with. He's hailed as a "hero", but he could care less about it because he knows that his achievements are never genuine (for reasons detailed in his games). He's also rather aloof and seemingly antisocial. However, he at least grows into a more heroic person over time.
  • Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: Yosuke seems to believe that the two of them fit this well and should start doing comedy. Jin, on the other hand, finds him extremely annoying and would rather just cut his tongue out.
  • Born Unlucky: Like Ragna, he has the luck stat of 1. He's aware that he's been manipulated by people throughout his life, which is the reason he doesn't think much of his accomplishments.
  • Cain and Abel: Jin is the antagonistic one, to the point where his obsession with killing his brother has been Flanderized into Combat Sadomasochist-esque Ho Yay (in Gag Reels at least, in the main story Character Development had him get over this more and more each game). He's also the Cain to Noel's Abel, since she's a clone of his sister.
  • Cool Board: His Musou Senshouzan (aka "The Ice Car") special has him surfing forward on a board made of ice to collide onto his opponent.
  • Cool Sword: Taken literally, as Yukianesa's blade is actually made of ice.
  • Fantastic Racism: He insults Blake in their special intro by calling her a beast. Pretty shocking as animal people exist in his own world and he hasn't shown any sentiments like that before in his home game (in fact Makoto the squirrel beastkin is one of the few people he's kind of nice to). It could be just him being rude as usual.
  • Foil:
    • Jin and Weiss both have powers over ice and Jerkass tendencies that contrast with the protagonists of their respective works, Ruby and Ragna. The difference comes in that Weiss rather quickly came to mellow out and even developed a friendship with Ruby, whereas Jin took a long time to warm up to others and even then, never stopped his rivalry with Ragna since even after overcoming Yukianesa's influence and occasionally being willing to team up with him to deal with greater threats, he still believes it's his duty to kill Ragna for the sake of the world and to end his brother's suffering.
    • To a character who does not appear in-game but the similarity is pointed out by Blake: to Adam Taurus. Both are very fast iaido practitioners with long katanas, both are pretty boys and both are bad. However Adam is strictly an antagonistic force in RWBY's story, while Jin is more of an Anti-Hero than anything.
  • Hey, You!: As usual, he calls Noel "shogai" in the Japanese dub, which has several translations, e.g. "trash".
  • Harmless Freezing: This effect occurs on some of his special moves, which leaves the opponent open to further attacks.
  • I Work Alone: Owing to his aloof attitude, he denounces any sort of help in his character introduction and insists he fights against his opponents on his own.
  • Iaijutsu Practitioner: Some of his sword attacks are quick unsheath-resheath slashes aimed at a direction.
  • An Ice Person: As his weapon's name implies, Yukianesa grants him some form of cryomancy.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: While he's slightly weaker than Ragna, he also has tools that can easily cover most situations, including ranged attacks.
  • Jerkass: Definitely not the most pleasant person to be around, though he's not completely heartless. He's especially rude to Noel, constantly putting her down and calling her an idiot, which leads to Teeth-Clenched Teamwork if they're put on a team together. Jin makes sure to be as rude and demeaning to his partners as possible. Yosuke puts it best:
    Jin: (Jin is just standing there angrily)
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Yukianesa, naturally. Jin is still acting nuts because he still wields it here.
  • Leitmotif: Lust SIN. He also has Under Heaven Destruction when teamed up with Ragna and Imperial Code when teamed up with Noel.
  • Light Is Not Good: Dresses in bright colors and is hailed as a hero in his world, but his personality and attitude leave a lot to be desired.
  • Not So Stoic: Jin is usually very calm and is indifferent to most of the cast, as like in the home series, he shows his toxic affection towards Ragna, his disdain towards Noel, but also his soft side towards Orie who resembles Tsubaki in personality.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: The main reason he tolerates teaming up with his brother is to get rid of the opposing team so they don't steal his chance at beating him himself. As soon as they win, Jin immediately continues where he left off in their intro and tries to kill Ragna.
  • Pet the Dog: To Orie, the only character in the game he doesn't threaten. It also helps that she has a lot of similarities with his original Morality Pet, Tsubaki Yayoi. Kind of downplayed in the Japanese version, since Jin also refers her as 'Onna' (a rather dismissive way to say 'woman') in their win quote.
  • Red Baron: Single-handedly winning the Ikaruga Civil War earned him the nickname of "the Hero of Ikaruga." The first character introduction trailer gives him a new one - "Hero of the Frozen Blade," a reference to the title of the light novel spinoff starring him.
  • The Rival: Towards his brother Ragna.
  • Shaping Your Attacks: One of his moves is to create a big wolf head out of ice. His Hishoken and Hishogeki specials is him throwing a blade made of ice as a projectile.
  • Shotoclone: He has the Hishoken and Hishogeki specials as his projectile, his Fubuki and Rehhyou specials as his Anti-Air and his Musou Senshouzan as his dash-forward move.
  • Sibling Team: If teamed up with Ragna or Noel. Not that he likes it, see Teeth-Clenched Teamwork below.
  • Single-Stroke Battle: His Yukikaze shows up as a smart combo ender and as his Distortion Skill Duo.
  • Skill Gate Character: The game gives him a high Casual stat, which refers to his general ease of use in his origin game.
  • Smug Super: While he's extremely arrogant and condescending, he's more than capable of backing up his trash talk.
  • Sword Beam: His Touga Hyoujin DS is him sending a crescent beam out of his sword forward. If done in Resonance Blaze, the move freezes the opponent, then Jin adds an attack where he does a Sword Plant conjures multiple ice blades out of the ground to impale the opponent.
  • Sword Plant: Aside from Touga Hyoujin above, his Astral Heat also starts with him planting his sword on the ground to send out ice energy across it.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With literally everyone. Doubly so when paired up with Ragna, Noel, or Yosuke, all of who are his only unique character interactions in the initial release and all of them make it clear that these are the people he would rather be stabbing than helping. Strangely, Orie is an exception of this.
    • In Noel's case; Jin even calls her an "obstacle" during their team intro, and calls her "dead weight" when calling her in for an assist.
    • He's incredibly hostile to Blake in their special intro and outro. He calls her a beast, an annoying woman and he even threatens to cut her. Blake keeps a cool head and doesn't rise to it.
    • Averted with Ragna in Episode BlazBlue. Jin is very eager to team up with his beloved brother, and while Jin still acts like he normally does, he never speaks about killing him.
  • Yandere: Jin barely shows his sweet side to anyone, but most of the time he does show it, it's when he's willing to kill his beloved brother Ragna. In the story, he lacks his killing intent, but still acts a smitten teenage girl towards him.

    Rachel Alucard 

Drive: Silpheed
Weapon: Nago & Gii (familiars)
Voiced by: Kana Ueda (Japanese), Mela Lee (English)
  • Attack : ★★
  • Speed: ★★★
  • Range: ★★★★★★★
  • Casual: ★★★
  • Georg: 🐸🐸🐸
Devote all your best effort, or prepare to be disciplined.

The heir of the noble Alucard family and a vampire who has lived for centuries, Rachel spends most of her time dillydallying away in her private world, the Alucard Castle, alongside her familiars Nago and Gii, and her butler Valkenhayn R. Hellsing. While seemingly aloof and arrogant, she cares for the safety and flow of the universe, observing and planning behind-the-scenes to fight the machinations of those who would do it harm. She has a vested interest in Ragna, having saved his life prior by giving him the opportunity to fuse the Azure Grimoire into his body, and views him as a powerful player in the struggles to come.

In battle, Rachel uses her extensive powers over the weather and sorcery to dominate the battlefield, while using Nago and Gii as unfortunate yet very willing melee weapons. Her Drive ability, Silpheed, lets her manipulate wind current to enhance her attacks.

Her Distortion Skills are Tempest Dahlia, which summons a gust of wind that buries her opponent in assorted refuse; and Baden Baden Lily, which summons lightning to strike around Rachel and any rods she erected. Her Astral Heat, Clownish Calendula, lifts the opponent above a large crucifix as a huge thunderbolt strikes them dead.

  • Attack Animal: Aside from Gii and Nago, there's George XIII the electric frog. Summoning one costs one bar of the Skill Gauge, but she can summon multiple Georges at a time.
  • Blow You Away: Rachel's drive, Silpheed, causes intense gusts of wind that she can use to position herself, her enemies, or her lightning rods. She can also summon a tornado in a few of her moves.
  • Clothing Combat: Rachel can weaponize parts of her dress by causing them to produces things like spikes and drills.
  • Cool Chair: Nago can turn into a chair for Rachel to slouch over in his opening or win poses. One of her normal moves also has Gii turning into an electric chair that shocks opponents.
  • Cultured Badass: When she's not fighting Rachel is usually found drinking tea in her castle.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Rachel is practically the queen of this trope. She has a backhanded barbed insult for basically everybody she doesn't like. Which would be basically everybody, and especially Ragna.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: Just look at her. Black and red and frills all over.
  • Enemy Mine: If placed on the same team with Hazama.
  • English Rose: With her accent, her petite frame, porcelain complexion, feminine mannerisms and fondness for tea, Rachel fits the whole aesthetic down to a tee.
  • Everything's Better with Princesses: Certainly looks and fits the part, but whether things are actually "better" when she's around is up for debate.
  • Familiar: Nago and Gii. Much like her dress, they can shapeshift for her to utilize as attacks... or her shield.
  • Flower Motifs: Just like Ruby, it's roses. Whenever she uses Silpheed, rose petals will blow to a direction.
  • Foil:
    • With Ruby. Two girls connected by a rose motif, one being a brash, enthusiastic and inexperienced young fighter while the other being much more reserved and a lot older. Despite the massive difference in personality, when it comes to their intros, Rachel backs up Ruby's affirmation that they're a team.
    • Rachel and Linne are both snarky princesses who are much, much Older Than They Look, both have familiars and both act as mentor figures to rough-around-the-edges guys who swear a lot. Linne prefers to fight with a sword and knife combo personally, whereas Rachel prefers to use magic and her familiars to fight (that is not to say she is being a coward, she just doesn't want to sully her hands).
  • Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: She's snarky, arrogant, and talking with her can give someone just as many questions as it does answers, but Rachel doesn't like drinking blood. Her one time exception was saving Ragna's life.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Very long ones at that. They're tied with rabbit ears-like black ribbons, which leads Ragna to call her "Rabbit".
  • Human Shield: More like Familiar Shield, but still, she never gets hit herself - her normal "hit" animation has Nago take the hit (it helps that he's Too Kinky to Torture), while her blocking animation has Gii doing so.
  • Improvised Lightning Rod: Her Tiny Lobelia special move lets her shoot arcing projectiles that turn into lightning rods when they land on the ground. They are then used for her Sword Iris special (summoning lightning), or her Barrel Lotus special (the rods turn into bats that slowly home in on enemies).
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Rachel is physically abusive to her familiars and verbally abusive to pretty much everyone but Valkenhayn, but she really does care in the end and has a particularly soft spot for Ragna... which just means he gets the abuse more than most.
  • Lady of Black Magic: Elegant, vampiric, wears a black and red frilly dress and fights using elemental sorcery and weather powers.
  • Leitmotif: Queen of Rose. She also has White Requiem when teamed up with Ragna.
  • Little Miss Badass: Looks like a little girl but she's also among the strongest beings in the Blazblue world.
  • Long-Range Fighter: She has a high "range" stat, a reference to her fighting style, i.e controlling space.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: The entire events of the game happened because she accidentally broke her father's seals to the Keystones, thus allowing the System to activate.
  • Not So Above It All: Despite her holier than thou attitude, she has no problem engaging in certain antics, such as reaffirming Ruby's name for them as "Team Rose". Linne even calls her out on her capricious attitude in their win quote.
  • Parasol of Pain: Nothing says "pain" more than a parasol who's also a shapeshifting familiar cat.
  • Really 700 Years Old: She may look like a little girl yet by the end of Calamity Trigger and its "Groundhog Day" Loop she had lived for at least 72,500 years.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Has red eyes and is a powerful combatant.
  • Shapeshifter Weapon: Gii and Nago transform themselves for Rachel's attacks.
  • Shock and Awe: Channels lightning with her Baden Baden Lily Distortion Skill, her Sword Iris and George XIII, as well as her Clownish Calendula.
  • Smug Super: Don't be fooled by her appearance. Rachel is an extremely ancient and powerful being and isn't shy about letting you know.
    Rachel: I hope you appreciate how great an honor it is to be chosen as my partner.
  • Sore Loser: Her defeat quote:
    "Gii, Nago, you're being punished later."
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Not Rachel herself, but her attack George XIII. Unlike previous English localization, her stats spell its name as "Georg."

  • Attack : ★★★
  • Speed: ★★★
  • Range: ★★★★★★★
  • Casual: ★★★
  • Luck: ★★★★
This is getting a little bothersome. Can I leave the rest of the work to you?

The shady head of the N.O.L's intelligence department - jolly, smooth and outgoing to everyone around him, Hazama is, in fact, a manipulative and scheming individual who seems to have plans and contingencies for almost any situation. He is the vessel of the fallen hero Yuuki Terumi, a sadistic creature brainwashed into being a member of the legendary Six Heroes who saved the world from the Black Beast. Feeding off the anger, suffering and hate of others, he has since made it his life's goal to destroy a universe that he sees as nothing but lies and remake it in his own image, a world filled with nothing but despair, and had an artificial body known as Hazama crafted for him to do so.

Hazama is equipped with the Nox Nyctores Ouroboros, a chain designed to resemble a snake which can extend indefinitely and can manipulate the memories of others. His other weapons include a pair of butterfly knives, which act as a conduit for Ouroboros.

His Distortion Skills are Serpent's Infernal Rapture, a strong kick that sends his opponent flying into the air; and Eternal Coils of the Dragon Serpent, which can bind his opponent in place for an attack by his shadowy serpent-like tendrils. His Astral Heat, Senkon Meiraku/Hungry Darkness of 1000 Souls, has Hazama forming a portal beneath his feet that summons multiple Ouroboros chains from the ground to launch the opponent into the air. He then summons thousands of serpentine spirits which coalesce into a monstrous snake that devours the opponent. Hazama then takes off his tie and holds it over his opponent's lifelss corpse.

  • Animal Motifs: Serpents in general but with an emphasis on snakes.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Just LOOK at it. Fedora of Asskicking, Waistcoat of Style, and a snazzy-looking Badass Longcoat, he's got it all.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: If Ragna chooses to trust Hazama in one route in the story, then heads to the final boss as normal, this results in a bad ending where Hazama gets his hands on the Keystone, and he can't wait to cause all sorts of mayhem with it.
  • Bastard Understudy: As of Centralfiction when both Hazama and Terumi get to interact with each other more directly in-story, it would seem Hazama is starting to take the reigns of being his own character different from Terumi since both of them would've been considered to be the same person but with different egos and/or playing the alias game (again to mention, Hazama is merely a vessel for a disembodied Terumi). Not to mention Hazama himself has said to Terumi in Centralfiction's story mode that he doesn't want to fuse with Terumi anymore.
    • In here, it also seems to show that like in Centralfiction gameplay-wise, Terumi isn't actually inhabiting Hazama this time around despite the fact Hazama mimics his appearance during the Resonance Blaze version of his Mizuchi Rekkazan/Eternal Coils of the Dragon Serpent Distortion Skill (a trait also present in Centralfiction); Hazama even maintains his affable persona via his dialogue during the said move.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Hazama is a smug, sadistic bully who takes great delight in tormenting others and playing with their emotions, hidden under an insincere mask of friendliness. When he drops it, he's terrifying to see (especially if Terumi is inhabiting his body).
  • Blade Spam: His Mizuchi Rekkazan/Eternal Coils of the Dragon Serpent Distortion Skill involves him slashing multiple times with his knife (after pulling his enemy towards him with Ouroboros) before a final attack that knocks far away.
  • Casting a Shadow: Like Ragna, he also wields an Azure Grimoire; he in his game claims that his version is better, with his hostee Terumi being the proclaimed creator of the original version in the first place, but this also ties into:
    • Artificial Human: In fact, Hazama's Grimoire is literally his entire body, created specifically for Terumi for this purpose until in Centralfiction as mentioned above in Bastard Understudy when Hazama no longer wants anything to do with Terumi.
  • Charged Attack: The B version of Ressenga/Falling Fang and Zan'eiga/Devouring Fang special moves can be charged to make him enter a special stance. When the button is released when he's glowing green, the attack will become more powerful and has extra properties.
  • The Coats Are Off: Inverted. If he's chosen as the first character to start a match, one of his generic intro animations will show him slipping on the coat before the battle starts.
  • Confusion Fu: Like in his games, albeit lessened here. The B version of Ressenga/Falling Fang (must be blocked standing) and Zan'eiga/Devouring Fang (must be blocked crouching), if the button is held, will make him enter a stance (Jasetsu/Serpent's Benediction from his games), which will keep the opponent guessing over which attack he's going to unleash until the button is released.
  • Dark Is Evil: Most of his attacks are coated in dark energy.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: This games makes it more clear that this Hazama doesn't host Terumi's spirit and is his own being, just like the Hazama in the later third of the home series. There is no sign of Terumi's maniac presence and Ragna never calls him "Terumi" like he always did prior to the final events of Chronophantasma. Furthermore, Ragna can be given the option to trust him, something that would be unthinkable if Terumi was still residing in Hazama's body, cementing Hazama's status as a Wild Card.
  • Enemy Mine: With pretty much most of the cast, since he's one of the main antagonists of BlazBlue (well, the container of one of them that is), and he can easily be paired with Ragna or Noel (among others). In Episode BlazBlue, he teams up with Ragna against Weiss and Orie.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Usually. When they're open it usually means that Terumi has taken over. Strangely enough, this game is the first time Hazama's character select art has an open eye visible.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Even after beating down his opponents and taunting them, he never drops his polite attitude. It only highlights just how monstrous he is, even without Terumi inhabiting his body.
  • Fedora of Asskicking: And somehow it stays on during the entire fight. He also twirls it on his hand as a taunt.
  • Fingerless Gloves: A unique pair that doesn't cover his wrists.
  • Grapple Move: 2 of them - Jakou/Hungry Coils has him using his Ouroboros to grab the airborne opponent, then throw them to the opposite wall. Gasaishou/Bloody Fangs is a close-range grab that leaves the opponent stunned and open for a combo.
  • Green and Mean: Primarily color-coded green and his attacks glow with green color. Also has a mean streak that presents itself through trolling.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: In Episode BlazBlue he calls out both Weiss and Orie and asks the two whether they actually have a plan to get everyone back to their original worlds using the Keystones. Suffice to say they don't which only rests his case.
  • Kick the Dog: He makes a point to do this to Trinity in his and Platinum's interactions.
  • Knife Nut: Hazama (and Terumi alike) is very very good with those butterfly knives, often twirling and spinning them as he uses them to attack.
  • Leitmotif: Gluttony Fang. He also has Nightmare Fiction when teamed up with Ragna.
  • Long-Range Fighter: Downplayed. He has a high Range stat like Rachel, primarily through his Ouroboros, but actually trying to do space control with him is not recommended - his chains are more often used to get close to his opponent and alter his aerial movements to attack from unexpected angles.
  • Lost in Translation: In the English localization, Hazama calls Ragna "Raggy", which is the same as Terumi's mocking nickname for the latter. However, in Japanese, Hazama refers to Ragna as "Ragna-kun" as opposed to Terumi's "Ragna-chan", which makes it much less mocking, but more neutral. This reflects Hazama's Faux Affably Evil side, and since he never calls him "Ragna-chan" in this game, the implication of Terumi not residing in his body has been made stronger.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Over the course of the story he attempts to manipulate several of the combatants towards his own ends.
  • Mind Rape: His Nox Nyctores does this as a side effect. It's also basically his hobby when it comes to Terumi's more blatant usage of it back in his home series.
  • Obviously Evil: Despite him presenting himself as an unassuming polite guy, all of the non-BlazBlue characters so far can tell from just meeting him that he's up to no good, with the exception of Ruby.
  • Older Than They Look: Much like Rachel, Hazama is much older than he seems due to being a vessel for the more-older-Terumi, being one of the oldest entities in the entire BlazBlue franchise.
  • Only One Name: Despite just being called "Hazama", he somewhat subverts this in one BlazBlue light novel has him refer to himself as "Captain Honoka", which implies his full name is "Hazama Honoka".
  • Sadist: Hazama's only real desire is to understand pain, due to being an Artificial Human, Trinity stabbing him was the first time he felt anything. Unfortunately, due to his personality being somewhat based on Terumi's (who's ironically more brutality-blunt and sociopathic than Hazama has ever been), he does this by gleefully trolling and torturing everyone he meets, and possibly because he's a vessel that he literally lacks a heart.
  • Shoryuken: His infamous Jayoku Houtenjin/Serpent's Infernal Rapture DD comes back, now with both a special attack version (used as a smart combo ender) and as one of his Distortion Skills. His Reversal Action, Gashokyaku/Rising Fang, is also one, done with his leg.
  • The Slacker: Hazama seems more interested in having his partners do everything for him this time around. Most of his interactions are him trying to manipulate people so that he won't have to do any real work.
  • Troll: It wouldn't be Hazama OR Terumi without this. His very first line in his intro trailer pretty much says it all.
    Hazama: And now presenting you... the unwelcomed guest!
    • Note that in his origin game, he (more specifically Terumi) trolls others to feed on their hatred, as that's what sustains him. Despite this, Centralfiction seems to show that Hazama makes much more use of trolling than someone as vicious, sadistic and bloodthirsty as Terumi.
  • Variable-Length Chain: His Ouroboros can extend to a far range, which he can use to attack opponents from afar and/or move himself to a direction.
  • Wild Card: After separating from Terumi while also not wanting to be his host anymore, Hazama seems to have rocketed into this status, but while still maintaining some form of sinister agenda.
  • Yellow Eyes of Sneakiness: Has yellow eyes (akin to a snake's) and is a duplicitous person.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has green hair.

    Noel Vermillion 
Drive: Chain Revolver
Weapon: Nox Nyctores "Arcus Diabolus: Bolverk"
Voiced by: Kanako Kondo (Japanese), Cristina Vee (English)
  • Attack : ★★★
  • Speed: ★★★★★
  • Range: ★★★
  • Casual: ★★★★★★★
  • Luck: ★★
Everything will be alright if we work together!

A second lieutenant in the NOL and the female lead for BlazBlue. As a child, she was originally found in the ruins of Ibukido and adopted into the Vermillion family. Wanting to help support her family, she eventually entered into the NOL's military academy despite her distaste for violence. She originally tried to vie for a position away from the battlefield after graduating but due to her exceptionally high Ars Magus rating, she was assigned to Jin's squad and acted as his secretary. After Jin went AWOL to pursue Ragna, she was tasked with finding him and would go on to unravel the mystery of her peculiar origins.

Noel wields the Nox Nyctores, Bolverk - a pair of handguns that have the ability to morph into other weapons and shoot through boundaries. They also cut off Noel's emotions and allow her to fight more efficiently. Noel herself wields these weapons in the style of Gunkata, blitzing enemies with fast combos using her Chain Revolver Drive.

Her Distortion Skills are Zero Gun: Fenrir, which transforms her guns into a Gatling gun; and Bullet Storm - Zero Gun: Thor, an aerial barrage of bullets. Her Astral Heat, Valkyrie Veil, has her creating a magical seal around her opponent and shooting them repeatedly with her guns. She then detonates the seal from within by clashing the butts of the guns together.

  • A-Cup Angst: Saying something about her breast size is an easy way to piss her off.
  • Action Girl: Her skills in battle are not to be laughed at.
  • All-Loving Hero: To the point where even Hyde can't believe how much she cares about people that just tried to attack them.
  • Apologetic Attacker: A few of Noel's quotes are apologizing to her opponents and showing reluctance to fight.
  • Badass Adorable: Despite not having "Kawaii" as part of her stats, she's still a cute girl who likes cute things and is genuinely friendly towards most of the cast. She can also kick ass on screen, but only when she needs to and generally dislikes starting unnecessary fights.
  • BFG: Her Zero Gun: Thor DS has her turning her guns into an RPG and then she fires a shot from it, dealing high damage.
  • Blown Across the Room: Her Chamber Shot (part of her smart combo) and Bloom Trigger specials can blow the enemy towards the far wall.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Like Jin, she's associated with the color blue, as well as the power of the Azure. This is reflected in her nickname.
  • Born Unlucky: Has a luck stat of 2, likely a reference to her being a Cosmic Plaything.
  • Brother-Sister Team: If paired with Ragna or Jin as she's a clone of their sister and eventually became said sister's Reincarnation at the end of Central Fiction.
  • Butt-Monkey: Taking away her Cosmic Plaything status, there's still the fact that a lot of BlazBlue's funny moments come at her expense, and Jin is at his worst when she's around.
  • Cain and Abel: An Abel to Jin's Cain, since she's a bio-android clone of his sister Saya and fully became Saya's Reincarnation at the end of Central Fiction, and, unlike with his Yandere tendencies towards Ragna, Jin actively hates her.
  • Composite Character: Some of her intro and outro dialogues with Nu indicate that she doesn't know she is Mu-12, yet her appearance is from Chronophantasma (where she's aware of it).
  • Confusion Fu: Some parts of her Chain Revolver moves can either hit overhead or low, which can catch the opponent off-guard.
  • Dash Attack: Her Assault Through EX special has her step forward a bit before performing a body check. This move can pass through the opponent and then hit from their back if done close enough.
  • Dual Wielding: Arcus Diabolus: Bolverk's primary form is a pair of large guns, although they can change into other forms.
  • Foil: Noel and Naoto are viewed as shy gun-wielding girls who gets often mistaken for the opposite gender. However, while Naoto purposely disguises herself as a boy thanks to her working in a male-dominated profession, mistaking Noel's gender is a Berserk Button for her. Also, while Noel has a huge case of A-Cup Angst, Naoto is implied to have a case of D-Cup Distress thanks to her being rather embarrassed of her having the largest bust size out of the Investigation Team. Also, while Noel is a Lethal Chef, Naoto is the only girl in the Investigation Team that averts that trope.
  • Gun Fu: Her aerial normal moves have her spinning and flipping around while firing her guns.
  • Gun Kata: Her Chain Revolver moves are based on this.
  • Hair Decorations: She's got 2 circle hairpins on top of her head.
  • Kick Them While They Are Down: Her Flash Suppressor special is her firing her gun downward multiple times to hit the downed opponent.
  • Leitmotif: Bullet Dance. She also has Imperial Code when teamed up with Jin.
  • Lethal Chef: Noel has a reputation for being a bad cook in her home universe, and neither Ragna nor Makoto want anything she whips up for them. In Story UNIEL, she ends up meeting fellow Lethal Chef Yukiko and it turns out Noel is the worse chef of the two. The meeting ends up in a Hyde and Yukiko match against Noel and Platinum, and the losing team has to eat the curry they had made.
    Hyde: (The pressure coursing out of this dish... It's as if the Hollow Night was simmered in a pot and served up in a plate...)
  • Machine Monotone: Slips into this briefly in her Battle Intro if teamed up with Nu-13. This hints at her true nature as Murakumo Unit Mu -No.12-.
  • Magic Skirt: As is the norm this applies to Noel, which is good considering her official art shows her skirt riding as low as ever and does little to dispel the long-running fan theory that she's going commando.
  • More Dakka: Zero Gun: Fenrir DS turns Bolverk into a gatling gun that, if the opponent is hit by the tip of the gun, juggles the enemy into a final Coup de Grâce in the form of a charged shot.
  • Murderous Thighs: Her Muzzle Flitter special has her catch her opponent's head and neck between her legs and twirls off them to reposition herself and throw her opponent aside.
  • Nice Girl: Noel is quite a pleasant girl who enjoys making friends despite being pretty shy.
  • No Fair Cheating: An in-universe example. The Facilitator states that the Keystones are the only objects which are allowed to return the holding team to their world; when Noel tries to Observe an exit as the Eye of the Azure, she is immediately removed from the field.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Has long, blonde hair.
  • Sexy Backless Outfit: Apparently part of Mori's design quirks.
  • Short-Range Shotgun: Her Chamber Shot special turns her guns into a shotgun, which only releases a blast in front of her.
  • Shoryuken: Her Spring Raid special has her performing a somersault kick upward.
  • Shrinking Violet: Noel's hobby is online shopping with an emphasis on the fact that it means she doesn't have to meet people and is quite shy if you're not already friends with her.
  • Sibling Team: If teamed up with Ragna or Jin.
  • Skill Gate Character: She has a high Casual rank, which refers to her ease of use.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A.

Drive: The Terror
Weapon: None
Voiced by: Hiroki Yasumoto (Japanese), D.C. Douglas (English)
  • Attack : ★★★★★★★★★
  • Speed: ★★
  • Range: ★★★
  • Casual: ★★★★
  • Luck: ★★★★★★★★
Don't get in my way. I'm fine with taking all 3 of you up together.

Captured to be used as a weapon by the organization "Sector Seven" whose creed is to improve the world through science, opposing the NOL's creed to improve the world through Ars Magus. Azrael could care less about any of that, though. He lives for one purpose only: the thrill of fighting strong opponents. Feared far and wide as "The Mad Dog", "Deathbringer" and many more, Azrael's physical strength is nigh-impossible to gauge. He is so powerful that without the use of any Ars Magus enhancements he can fight on even ground with some of the strongest beings in the world, such as the Six Heroes. Not helping matters is his extremely violent temperament. Once he gets worked up, he becomes a rampaging beast who will attack anyone in sight, ally and enemy alike. No one is safe when this man decides to "devour" his prey. Because of his insatiable bloodlust, Azrael has purposefully limited his own strength using a seal called "Enchant Dragunov" to give his opponents a fighting chance: by not dying too quickly.

Azrael's fighting style reflects how proud he is of his own power. He does not use weapons and prefers to let his own body do the talking, with unrefined but extremely dangerous and brutal attacks.

His Distortion Skills are Black Hawk Stinger, a fast-moving lariat that blows his opponent across the arena; and Full Spartan, a devastating series of blows and kicks ending in sending his opponent crashing into the ground. His Astral Heat, Patriot Apocalypse, involves punching the opponent into a slab of ground, which he promptly tosses high into the sky. He then releases his limiters and as the opponent falls to the ground, he raises his fist to the sky, the resulting collision causing a massive volcanic eruption which completely disintegrates the slab of ground with the opponent on it. Azrael then exposes his bare back to the screen and laughs maniacally as the dust settles.

  • Ax-Crazy: Azrael will fight anybody for the hell of it, he toys with his victims and inflicts bone-crushing blows. Most of BlazBlue's cast avoid him like the plague.
  • Badass Baritone: Azrael's voice runs just as deeply as his power.
  • Badass Normal: No Nox Nyctores, no weapon, and no magic. Just power so inhumanly nightmarish even the strongest BlazBlue characters would rather run for it than fight him if they can help it. And that's even before lifting his limiters.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: Compared to other characters from his series, Azrael doesn't fight with any weapons, instead using his overwhelming physical prowess to fight.
  • Berserk Button: Azrael gets particularly riled up if his teammate implies interest in kill stealing him. He and Waldstein break out into an argument for this very reason.
  • The Berserker: Azrael is a juggernaut of a Blood Knight, and as shown in Episode UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH, System is unable to restrain him from violating the tag-team-only rule, failing to stop him from attacking Weiss who herself cannot fight back because of the rule. That's right, Azrael is so strong that he can screw the rules!
  • Blood Knight: His intro has him saying he'd rather be by himself taking on the other three.
  • Barbarian Longhair: Has long, flowing unkempt blue hair which denotes his savage nature.
  • Battle Aura: Weaponized with his Growler special. It can absorb projectiles, which lets him retaliate with a projectile of his own.
  • Coat Cape: He wears his white coat like a cape. He sometimes takes it off to smack the opponent with it.
  • Deadly Euphemism: Azrael doesn't kill or maim people, he " devours" them. He uses food metaphors to describe fights. He seems to think everyone else does this too, and, as a result, thinks because of Chie's embarrassing title that she must be even stronger than he is.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Hurls out a slab of rock during one of his attacks.
  • Diving Kick: One of his aerial moves is to dive down with a kick.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Hard to tell if it's innocent innuendo, given his violence is physical rather than sexual, but in his post-combat commentary with Chie, he talks about how well she "tenderized the meat". Chie wants nothing more to do with him afterwards.
    Chie: Why does it sound so gross when you talk about me tenderising meat!? Eww, stay away from me, pervert!
  • The Dreaded: His Blood Knight tendencies as well as him being very powerful made him this.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: His pants have only one chap covering it.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: His fighting style is a particularly savage and brutal version.
  • Ground Pound: His Sentinel Dump special has him leaping onto his opponent to smash them from above.
  • Heroic Build: The man is absolutely ripped. Although he's obviously far from the modern definition of heroic.
  • I Have Many Names: The Mad Dog of Sector Seven, Massacre King, The Genocider, The Deathbringer, The King of Atrocity, The Tyrant, Destroyer, Cannibal, Murderer. You can start running now.
  • Launcher Move: Aside from his crouching B, there's his Hornet Bunker that sends the enemy high and away. It can be continued with Hornet Chaser, where he jumps up to follow with multiple aerial attacks.
  • Leitmotif: The Tyrant
  • Lightning Bruiser: Played with. His Speed rating is only 2 stars with his movement options being a slow walk and his dash, which is a short distance teleport. But he can be surprisingly quick when he starts attacking, with him potentially flying around as much as his opponent. Just look at how quickly he moves when he lands his Full Spartan Distortion Skill.
  • Made of Iron: Besides his disgustingly high power, the other thing that makes Azrael scary is his equally high durability. Even attacks from the strongest characters in his home universe seem to do nothing to him. Azrael is more likely to tire out before you beat him into submission. In game, his vitality is set to 18,000 HP which is the second highest health tier.
  • Megaton Punch: His Black Hawk Stinger DS is a simple but powerful haymaker.
  • Power Limiter: His tattoos, called Enchant Dragunov, serve this purpose.
  • Punched Across the Room: His Valiant Crush (EX) special move is a powerful kick that sends the enemy to the opposite wall. It can be continued with Valiant Charger, a dash move where he can continue beating the enemy against the wall with normal/special moves.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Has red eyes and is a dangerous fighter.
  • Three Strike Combo: Tiger Magnum can be followed up by Cobra Strike and Leopard Launcher. His Full Spartan Distortion Skill is also a simple three hit combo, being basically a bigger version of the aforementioned attacks.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: His fighting style has no technique, and relies solely on throwing his power around. While some things he says and does seem to suggest he could easily apply the skill to supplement that strength, with that much power it's practically unneeded in most situations and would probably make things less fun for him.
  • Use Your Head: One of his normal attacks is a simple headbutt.
  • Villain Respect: Mistakes Chie for a "carnivore" like him and surprisingly treats her with a lot of respect - per his standards, of course. The young lady wants no part of it whatsoever, though.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: He wears no shirt under his Coat Cape, which is lampshaded by Hyde who describes Azrael as half-naked.
  • Willfully Weak: Uses Enchant Dragunov to limit his great strength and make fights last longer. The extent to which it locks his power comes in eight levels because by his own admission if he was to lift all of them at once his opponents tend to die far too quickly and that's just no fun for him.
  • Worthy Opponent: Still considers Ragna as someone who could provide him with a good fight as per his win quote if they're teamed up.
    Azrael: Now, it's time for the main course. You better leave me satisfied, Grim Reaper...!

    Iron Tager 
Drive: Voltic Battler
Weapon: None (Cybernetic enhancements)
Voiced by: Kenji Nomura (Japanese), Jamieson Price (English)
  • Attack: ★★★★★★★★★
  • Speed: ★
  • Range: ★★★
  • Casual: ★★★
  • GETB: ★★★★★★★★
Depending on someone to watch your back...doesn't feel bad at all.

TR-0009 "Iron" Tager was once the leader of a mercenary group who got mortally injured on a mission by Azrael; he was rescued by a Beastkin scientist from Sector Seven named Kokonoe who modified and healed him with cybernetic implants and demon genes. Since then, he has become Kokonoe's main field operative, performing missions to assist his new master on her scientific works.

Tager's size is a good indicator of his immense power; his ability to deal pulverizing blows is only hindered by his slow movement speed. To compensate for that, his unique ability "Voltic Battler" uses his cyborg enhancements to empower his strikes with electricity and magnetizes his foes with them, allowing him to forcefully attract his opponents into his attack range for devastating slam attacks.

His Distortion Skills are Magna Wheel Tech, an electrically-charged spinning lariat; and Genesic Emerald Tager Buster, which pulls his opponent in magnetically and, upon grabbing them, follows into a devastating body slam. His Astral Heat, King of Tager, makes him do a ridiculously exaggerated version of his Genesic Emerald Tager Buster Distortion Skill in which he lifts the opponent high into the sky and crashes them down into the Earth, emerging from the resultant crater afterwards.

  • Amazing Technicolor Population: He's got red skin, apparently because demon cells grafted into his body.
  • Crater Power: His Genesic Emerald Tager Buster Distortion Skill causes a huge crater on the ground as he slams the enemy into it. King of Tager, naturally, takes it Up to Eleven.
  • Cyborg: Has multiple cybernetic enhancements underneath his big body. It's apparently atom-powered and its potential strength is on par with Nox Nyctores.
  • Energy Ball: His Spark Bolt special move sends out a large, powerful and quick ball of electricity that sends the enemy to the back wall and magnetizes them. In his home series, he has a separate meter that had to be filled in order to use this move but here, it only costs one bar of the Skill Gauge.
  • Face of a Thug: He may look demonic with fangs but he's actually a nice person, at least if you're not his enemy or if Kokonoe isn't telling him to smack you.
  • Foil: Tager and Waldstein are both massive mountains of Mighty Glacier muscle who fight with hard-hitting grapples and throws, they both pledge loyalties and act as subordinates to a small woman (Tager serves Kokonoe and Waldstein serves Linne), they both have a rival in the form of a dark-skinned, tattooed warrior who fights with their bare fists (Tager's rival is Azrael and Waldstein's rival is Enkidu) and they both have personalities that run counter to their imposing appearances. While Tager is a gentle guy who abhors unnecessary violence and only fights because Kokonoe orders him to (his cyborg implants prevent any protest and he feels he owes Kokonoe his life anyway), Waldstein is a Blood Knight who relishes opportunities to fight against his master's enemies but is still on the side of good.
  • Genius Bruiser: He may look big and demonic but as an assistant to a scientist, he's got to be smart.
  • Gentle Giant: At nearly eight feet tall and over a half-ton in weight, he is easily the heaviest character in the cast and second only to Waldstein in height. For all of his mass, however, he is a Nice Guy outside of combat while also being a very reasonable and practical person overall.
  • Grapple Move: Specializes in this.
  • Ground Pound: His air C attack (formerly his Crimson Punisher special in his game) has him smacking the midair enemy downward, then slamming his body onto them.
  • The Igor: For Kokonoe, the scientist who rebuilt him back when he was dying. He places his Undying Loyalty in her because he feels he owes her his life.
  • Invulnerable Attack: His standing B attack is based on his Sledgehammer special from his games, where he can guard himself by holding the button before the attack comes out.
  • Kick Them While They Are Down: His Gadget Finger move has him picking up his downed opponent, then lifting them up and magnetizing them with his hand. In this game, it can only be used as a follow up after certain moves, a step down compared to Central Fiction where it had no such limitations. note 
  • Leitmotif: MOTOR HEAD. He also has Sector7 when teamed up with Makoto.
  • Magnetism Manipulation: His cyborg enhancements let him manipulate magnetism, attracting his opponents to him. Unlike in his home series, however, he doesn't need to magnetize his opponents first. His magnetic attacks will always draw in the opponent.
  • Megaton Punch: His Terra Break move (either done as a Distortion Skill Duo, or automatically after Magna Tech Wheel when in Resonance Blaze) is a powerful punch charged with electricity.
  • Meteor Move: His Gigantic Tager Driver, its Distortion Skill version, Genesic Emerald Tager Buster, and his Astral Heat, has him tossing up his foe and leaping up to grab them before slamming them into the ground, breaking the opponent's body in the process.
  • Mighty Glacier: Very slow moving but has high damage output, and can tank damage well.
  • Muscles Are Meaningful: They stand for his high HP and attack power.
  • Nice Guy: Actually, yes. Tager abhors unnecessary violence and usually only fights as a last resort or when his directive requires him to, and then he still doesn't make it personal. His cybernetic implants prevent any protest, and he feels he owes Kokonoe his life so he has to do it.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: A demonic cyborg who Was Once a Man, and works as a scientist's assistant. He's also technically a zombie, considering his past.
  • Oni: The Japanese version calls him "Akaoni/Red Oni"; the English version calls him "Red Devil". Either way, he looks close to one.
  • Opaque Nerd Glasses: His glasses always conceal his eyes.
  • Power Fist: He's got huge metallic gauntlets that he channels electricity into.
  • Skunk Stripe: He's got a white streak of hair between his otherwise black one.
  • Sphere of Destruction: His Reversal Action, Charge Lightning, has him emitting a sphere of electricity that momentarily covers his body for a brief protection.
  • Spin Attack: His Magna Tech Wheel DS has him spinning with arms outstretched and emitting sparks.
  • Spock Speak: Being partially robotic-minded, his speeches go like this; he also tends to be calm, especially when outside of combat.
  • Strong and Skilled: Unlike Waldstein, Tager's extreme physical power is matched with a brilliant mind and an Old Soldier's experience. You won't be seeing him dismissing tactics in favour of just sheer force.
  • Super Strength: His multiple enhancements give him this.
  • Team Dad: Tager usually plays this role to younger, more impulsive partners like Makoto and Hyde. None of them can stand this side of him for long, though.
  • You Will Not Evade Me: With his Voltic Battler ability, he can drag magnetized opponents towards him.

    Makoto Nanaya 
Drive: Impact
Weapon: Steel tonfas
Voiced by: Tomomi Isomura (Japanese), Cindy Robinson (English),
  • Attack: ★★★★★
  • Speed: ★★★★
  • Range: ★★
  • Casual: ★★★★★
  • Luck: ★★
My, you're good. Let's keep this pace up and go for the next!

Part of the Demi-human race (a squirrel, to be specific) and friend of Noel Vermillion since their Military Academy days. Nowadays she works at the NOL's intelligence unit under Hazama; however, she's also a double agent for Sector Seven. A friendly and energetic person at heart, she does everything she can to support her dearest friends.

As a Demi-human, she has high natural strength, and her ability "Impact" enhances it even further, allowing her to throw out devastating, bone-breaking punches no matter how tough the opponent is.

Her Distortion Skills are Big Bang Smash, which summons a giant fist to punch her opponents across the room; and Particle Flare, a series of punches that knocks her opponent into the air, then back down to earth. Her Astral Heat, 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.

  • A Twinkle in the Sky: Her Astral Heat causes the opponent to become this.
  • Big Eater: Has a Hyperactive Metabolism and an appetite for meat that would make Chie proud.
  • Boobs of Steel: One of the most well-endowed characters in her home franchise and more than capable of punching you hard enough to send you skidding across the room.
  • Book Dumb: She isn't really good when it comes to school grades and elaborate strategies. She's Street Smart instead, to compensate that.
  • Born Unlucky: Her luck stat is a paltry two stars, and she has had to deal with both Fantastic Racism due to being a demi-human and watching misfortune befall her best friends.
  • Boxing Battler: Fights primarily with boxing style.
  • Close-Range Combatant: Has among the smallest effective attack range of all characters. That said, she's also got plenty of ways to get close, and her damage potential is fairly high.
  • Charged Attack: Her Impact is basically charged punches that becomes more powerful if you time the charge right.
  • Confusion Fu: Her bread-and-butter gap closer, Asteroid Vision, splits her into three copies for a moment with no tell which one is real. The grounded version also has a broad combo path with a combination of traits and immunities, giving her good mix-up as she closes.
  • Cute Bruiser: So cute and cuddly and so capable of wrecking people's bodies.
  • Doppelgänger Spin: Her Asteroid Vision special move has her create 2 illusionary copies of herself that moves to different directions (including to the air). It can then be continued with a Rapidfire Fisticuffs, a Megaton Punch or (if she goes to the air) a powerful downward punch.
  • Dual Tonfas: Subverted. They look like tonfas but they're actually cross-shaped armguards (named "Impact"). Whatever they are, they certainly help her punch things harder.
  • Energy Ball: Her Comet Cannon has her deploy a stationary ball of energy. She can then punch it forward to turn it into a projectile.
  • Foil:
    • Makoto Nanaya and Chie Satonaka are both cute, rowdy, action-oriented females who prefer fighting at close range, but while Makoto primarily uses punches, Chie primarily uses kicks. It turns out that the two girls get along very well together if placed on a team.
    • Makoto also is a mirror to Blake, as they're both half-human, half-animal girls who are defined by how they coped with the Fantastic Racism that dominated their lives before they went off to the academies. Blake is a quiet, intelligent introvert while Makoto is fun-loving, outgoing and scatterbrained.
  • Fun Personified: Who wouldn't want to hang out with Makoto?
  • Gainaxing: Her large chest has a lot of sway.
  • Here We Go Again!: She thinks this during Tager's lecture in the post-combat commentary.
  • Idiot Hair: She's got 2 of 'em. And she's not exactly an idiot.
  • Leitmotif: Alexandrite. She also has Sector7 when teamed up with Tager.
  • Lightning Bruiser: She moves fast, hits very hard and has a surprisingly high resilience, but her reach is extremely short.
  • Little Bit Beastly: Part of the beastkin race's demi-human line, she, in particular, gets the ears and tail of a squirrel. Her inhuman heritage meant she was singled out and bullied and it led to a rough upbringing - notice she has a Luck stat of only 2 stars?
  • Megaton Punch: One of her supers creates a giant fist that punches the opponent across the screen. At full power and during Resonance Blaze, the first stretches the near entire length of the screen.
  • Multicolored Hair: Her hair is colored with different shades of brown.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Probably the single biggest example in the Blaz Blue franchise.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Looks as scrawny as a late-teenage girl but much stronger than she looks. At least she's got the breasts to match.
  • Nice Girl: Makoto is perky, funny and hasn't a single mean bone in her body. Of course, you should still Beware the Nice Ones. She's even nice enough to be kind to Yosuke, despite his cemented status as the Butt-Monkey.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Makoto is a lot more intelligent than she seems. You wouldn't be able to play the world's two largest and most powerful organisations off against each other if you weren't. In Episode: UNIB, she is able to immediately identify Blake as a "beastkin", and from Blake's attempt to disguise herself, she is able to correctly deduce that Blake's people are treated as second-class citizens in her world as well.
  • Shaping Your Attacks: Her Big Bang Smash and Particle Flare Distortion Skills have her fist being covered by a giant hand-shaped aura (the latter only in the last part of the move) as she punches the opponent.
  • Shoryuken: Her Reversal Action, Corona Upper. Can be continued with Meteor Dive, a downward punch move.
  • Shotoclone: Has a projectile (Comet Cannon -> Break Shot), a rising attack (Corona Upper), and a forward-moving attack (Cosmic Ray).
  • Stripperiffic: Her choice of clothes (Underboobs-showing top, Dangerously Short Skirt with obvious thong straps) screams this.
  • Super Strength: Her phenomenal strength lets her do really powerful attacks.
  • Tail Slap: Her normal grab move has her slapping her foe's face with her tail. Her aerial C move is her simply dropping downward tail-first (that also acts as cushion).
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Fittingly for a squirrel girl, she loves nuts. Especially chestnut parfaits.
  • Unblockable Attack: Her Sirius Jolt (EX) special move is an unblockable dashing punch attack.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: With her thigh-high socks, grade B.

    v -No.13- 
Drive: Sword Summoner
Weapon: Nox Nyctores "Lux Sanctus: Murakumo"
Voiced by: Kanako Kondo (Japanese), Cristina Vee (English)
  • Attack: ★★
  • Speed: ★★
  • Range: ★★★★★★★★★★★
  • Casual: ★★★
  • Ragna: ♥♥♥♥♥
Who... are you? Enemy...?

Nu-13 is one of the Boundary Interface Prime Field Devices designed by Relius Clover for the purpose of exploring the strange dimension called Boundary and finding the Master Unit: Amaterasu. She's also the first successful Murakumo Unit, who are designed to be able to wield the Nox Nyctores Murakumo to be used as a combat unit. She normally acts as robotic as she appears, but she also for some reason has an unhealthy obsession with Ragna, towards whom she shows more of her human side - in a rather creepy way, which Ragna doesn't reciprocate.

Utilizing her Murakumo, she can attack by using a set of flying blades that she can manipulate in various ways, and her ability Sword Summoner lets her summon even more blades to impale her enemies from far away.

Her Distortion Skills are Legacy Edge, which summons a storm of blades to fly across the screen; and Calamity Sword, which crushes her opponent from overhead with a large blade. Her Astral Heat, Sword of Destruction, has her holding the opponent in place as she conjures a large magical sword that fatally impales them in midair, as an animated cutscene.

  • Artificial Human: Like most Prime Field Devices before her, she was made in a lab by Relius. She's also a clone of Ragna's sister, Saya, partly explaining her attachment to him.
  • Ax-Crazy: Don't let her appearance fool you. Nu desires wanton destruction on a global scale. Weiss wanting to fight fair confuses her and makes her reply that killing everyone that gets in the way is a better alternative.
  • Become Your Weapon: When she uses her Murakumo, she merges with it, the weapon becoming an armor that covers her body and gives her 8 floating blades.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: She has 2 short blades underneath her forearms that she can use for close attacks.
  • Deadly Disc: Her Sickle Storm sends out a disc/sickle that rolls on the ground. She's able to make it roll from behind her enemy to catch them off guard and, on hit, bring them closer to her.
  • Death from Above: Her Calamity Sword Distortion Skill summons a giant sword above the enemy's head that she then slams down.
  • Death of a Thousand Cuts: Her Attack rating is low, so she relies on doing multiple weak hits that add up.
  • Foil:
    • Nu-13 and Vatista are both white-haired, red-eyed artificially created beings that use Razor Wings to fight, but while Nu is a borderline Omnicidal Maniac that exists to destroy, Vatista is a nigh-emotionless defender of the Hollow Night that exists to protect. They also have contrasting color schemes, with Nu dressing in blue and white while Vatista wears red and black.
    • Nu-13 and Aegis are both Robot Girls with fighting styles that favor long-range combat. Personality-wise, however, the two are practically polar opposites: Aegis is a kind-hearted woman who is fiercely loyal to her friends, while Nu has practically no personality to speak of, being almost completely robotic in her mannerisms (unless Ragna enters the picture, in which case she goes full-Yandere).
  • Flying Weapon: She primarily attacks with her 8 flying swords. Said swords are normally positioned behind her like a pair of wings, which she then swings around to cut her enemies.
  • Glass Cannon: Nu is infamous for her ability to fill the screen with deadly blades which make it hard for an enemy to get close, but her HP maximum is a paltry 14,000, one of the lowest in the game (on par with Yosuke and Yukiko)
  • Grapple Move: Her Astral Heat starts with a close range grab.
  • Gravity Master: Her Gravity Seed move (only available as a Partner Skill) creates an area in front of Nu with high gravity, slowing down opponents caught in it.
  • Lag Cancel: Her Act Parser move lets her cancel her normal B moves or her special moves with a dash.
  • Leitmotif: Awakening the Chaos
  • Long-Range Fighter: She has a high Range stat, which mirrors her ability to attack and combo at long ranges.
  • Machine Monotone: She speaks in an electronically distorted Creepy Monotone (complete with Robo Speak) most of the time.
  • Mystical White Hair: Nu is one of the Prime Field Devices designed to traverse the Boundary.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: In her outro with Ragna, she declares that only she is allowed to hurt him.
  • Out of Focus: Only appears in one chapter of the BlazBlue episode to team up with Ragna.
  • Rapunzel Hair: She's got really long hair that is tied in Braids of Action and has a little blade at the end as her Hair Decorations.
  • Shoryuken: Her Reversal Action, Supra Rage, is a somersault kick with her blades following it.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Much like her home series, she's got Ragna on the brain 24/7, a fact that is lampshaded by her five-heart "Ragna" stat. Hazama finds this particular trait about her annoying. She also refuses to link with Es, saying Ragna is the only one allowed to do that.
  • The Stoic: Being more of a "robot" mind-wise, nothing really fazes or fascinates her... other than Ragna, that is.
  • Storm of Blades: Nu's standard modus operandi. Her fighting style revolves around keeping her foes at a distance while unleashing a devastating onslaught of her swords from all angles. Her Legacy Edge DS is simply a flurry of blades flying forward.
  • Third-Person Person: Whenever she's with Ragna, she talks like this.
  • Villain Decay: Thanks to her being Out of Focus, her desire to destroy her own world does not show up at all in the story mode as it focuses more on her Yandere personality.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: She's white-haired and she's a villain, although she's mostly used as a tool for other villains. While she's at least sweet to Ragna, she's also completely psychotic about it.
  • Yandere: Drops her machine monotone when near Ragna. It's ill-advised to even be a woman in the same room as Ragna once Nu's switch is flipped. Nu has gotten quite a bit more expressive around others when he isn't in her vicinity in this game, but only because she's talking to them about Ragna. Vatista also outright calls her this trope in the Japanese dub.
    Nu: I'm the only one allowed to hurt Ragna.
    Ragna: When did I give you permission to hurt me?

Drive: Crest Arts
Weapon: Legacy Weapon "Signati Gladio Crystalis: Murakumo"
Voiced by: Mayuka Nomura (Japanese), Eden Riegel (English)
  • Attack: ★★★★
  • Speed: ★★★
  • Range: ★★★★
  • Casual: ★★★★
  • Kawaii: ★★★★★★★★★
If this is one of the "possibilities", then I shall perform my duty to the fullest.

Es was the main heroine of the XBlaze series, set in a different world from the BlazBlue one, although they're connected by the Boundary and the Azure. Her BlazBlue incarnation serves as the guardian of the Azure Gate, the gate that leads to the Azure, the source of ultimate power. There, she's looking for the "Man of the Azure" who has the rights of taking the Azure and will protect the gate against anybody else who tries to get close.

She utilizes the power of the Azure itself, and comes armed with a powerful weapon of her original world, the Signati Gladio Crystalis: Murakumo, which can absorb seithr (a power source that fills the air and from which the entire world is made) to empower itself; the big blade is actually a sheath that seals Murakumo's true form. Her Crest Arts ability lets her create "crests" in the air with her blade that will harm enemies.

Her Distortion Skills are Type: Shooter "Palamedes", which sends a duo of sword waves across the screen; and Type: Slasher "Galahad", a full-screen sword strike. Her Astral Heat, Type: Exterminator "Artorius", has her knocking the opponent into the air as she unseals her blade to reveal the original Murakumonote . She then leaps after the opponent and slashes them three more times. On the third and final slash, she performs a diagonal slash that shatters the opponent like glass.

  • Badass Adorable: Petite and cute, but also commands vast amounts of power. Her "Kawaii" stat lampshades this.
  • BFS: Her sword is longer than she is tall. Ruby, of course, loves it.
  • Braids of Action: She puts her hair in a braid, and she's definitely an Action Girl.
  • Boobs of Steel: While not the biggest of the bunch, she is still undoubtedly stacked in proportion to her short stature, being even shorter than Ruby. She also packs a wallop just as big as her cup size.
  • Dash Attack:
    • She has a simple dashing shoulder check attack that can knock away airborne enemies.
    • Her Type: Slasher "Mordred" special has her dash forward a bit, then performs 2 slashes, the second one knocking up.
    • Her Type: Slasher "Galahad" Distortion Skill has her dash a longer distance while being covered in energy. If she hits, then she rushes through her opponent with her blade.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: Less than Rachel, but it's still there.
  • Flanderization: Continuing off of this happening in Central Fiction compared to her XBlaze incarnation, Es is reduced to speaking four types of lines. Robo Speak about entering or exiting battle, asking others if they want the Azure, having what appears to be Wistful Amnesia about her loved ones from her home series that triggers on mentions of camaraderie or bonds and talking about her love of pudding.
  • Food as Bribe: In one of endings of Episode: BlazBlue, it is revealed that she was working with Rachel to solve the whole incident in exchange for a boatload of pudding.
  • Gainaxing: Her breasts get quite a lot of bouncy animation.
  • Grapple Move: Her Type: Assaulter "Erec" special is her leaping onto the opponent's head (like Noel's Muzzle Flitter), then does an upward kick if she connects.
  • Idiot Hair: She's got a large one in the shape of a question mark.
  • Leitmotif: conciliation
  • Little "No": In her team outro with Ruby.
    Ruby: Oh, please? Can I see your sword? Just for a little bit?
    Es: No.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: Among the shortest members of the cast, but is very powerful with the deceptively long reach of her sword attacks.
  • Robo Speak: Es talks very much like a machine most of the time, especially when engaged in combat.
  • Rule of Funny: It hasn't been explained yet, and probably never will be, how she knows what a Junes Department Store is, but that doesn't stop her from accidentally roasting Yosuke about it.
  • Sexy Backless Outfit: It's hard to see normally, but her outfit bares her back. She turns it to the camera in some of her winposes.
  • Shotoclone: She has a projectile special move, a Shoryuken move (Griflet), and a rush-forward move (Mordred).
  • Sub Boss: She serves as this for all four story modes, using a copy of the protagonist of said story mode as her tag partner.
  • Sword Beam: Her Type: Shooter "Palamedes" Distortion Skill has her shoot a large crescent beam from her sword that carries the foe away. Her Type: Shooter "Breunor" special is a smaller version of this but can be fired twice in a row to compensate. She can also overlap the two smaller beams into a stronger one as well.
  • Sword Lines: Her Crest Arts weaponizes this, where she can create energy spikes out of the lines she traces with her sword.
  • The Stoic: Es never emotes. Ever. Not only does she speak like a robot but she behaves a lot like one too. This reflects her nature as a Prime Field Interference Manifestation, which is similar to the of likes Nu-13note  and Noel.
  • Theme Naming: Her special moves and Distortion Skills are named after characters of Arthurian legend.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Her response to Ruby asking if she considers her sword to be a part of her she can't live without, like Ruby does with her Crescent Rose, is to mention that she feels that way more over pudding.

    Platinum the Trinity 

Drive: Magical Symphony
Weapon: Nox Nyctores "Arma Reboare: Muchourin"
Voiced by: Aoi Yuki (Japanese), Alexis Tipton (English)

  • Attack: ★★★
  • Speed: ★★★
  • Range: ★★★★
  • Casual: ★★★★★
  • Kawaii: ★★★★★★★★★★
Luna: Hey, isn't this kind of like 3 vs. 2?
Sena: Y-You think...?

A young girl from Ibukido, who follows Jubei around as a disciple of sorts. Despite her cutesy outward appearance, Platinum the Trinity houses more than one soul inside her. Normally, she switches between two: a rude loud-mouth girl named Luna and a quiet and meek boy named Sena. Their body also houses a third one, that of Trinity Glassfille, a mage and one of the Six Heroes of legend who were responsible for the defeat of the Black Beast. Trinity's personality will only awaken within dire situations for a small amount of time, with Luna and Sena unaware of her presence.

Platinum is one of the few individuals in her universe to wield a Nox Nyctores; in this case, it was Trinity's old weapon - the Muchourin. This big wand-like staff was meant to compliment her skills in magic for both offensive and defensive purposes and can conjure up forms of matter, albeit at the risk of Platinum losing her memories for the time being.

Her Distortion Skills are Cure Dot Typhoon, a rapid-hitting spinning strike with her staff; and Miracle Jeanne, a power-up that temporarily increases the lethality of her special attacks. Her Astral Heat, Shining Layered Force, stuns the enemy with a laser beam from her staff before the combined might of Luna, Sena, and Trinity call upon a massive laser that obliterates her victim.

  • A-Cup Angst: Just like in her home universe, Luna harbors great jealousy over the assets of big-breasted women. This is best shown in her interactions with Es, where she is envious of the latter's breast size despite both of them being the same height.
  • Batter Up!: She can turn her Muchourin into a studded bat as her Reversal Action.
  • Cool Board: Her Mami Circular special turns her staff into a heart-shaped board that she uses to surf in the air.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: Don't try to take a peek, or you'll hear the police sirens.
  • Downloadable Content: Part of the first pack, alongside Orie and Kanji, which is released on the game's launch date and will be available for free during the first two weeks of release.
  • Drop the Hammer: She can turn Muchourin into a big hammer in her standing C attack.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: As shown in her portrait, she has heart-patterned eyes.
  • Fighting Clown: She has more comical elements in her animation and attacks than the other fighters.
  • Frying Pan of Doom: One of Muchourin's forms is that of a frying pan that she uses to smack the enemy.
  • Hypocrite:
    • In the P4A episode, Luna called the Investigation Team a bunch of "jackasses". Not that she's any better.
    • In her intro with Weiss, Luna stated that she refuses to take orders from "flat-chested sidekicks". In a way, she serves as a sidekick towards Jubei thanks to him being her teacher in combat, and since she is in the body of a child, she doesn't really have a right to refuse to take orders from "flat-chested sidekicks".
  • Jerkass: Luna is not a very nice girl to be frank. Within the P4A episode, she wanted to beat up the Investigation Team calling them boring jackasses and calls Kanji ugly. Doesn't apply to Trinity nor Sena though.
  • Kick Them While They Are Down: Falling Melody has her stomp on a downed opponent with a pogo stick.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: For all of Luna's Jerkass tendencies, she has hit by karma in Episode UNIB where is forced to eat the curry that she made with Noel and Yukiko.
  • Leitmotif: Active Angel.
  • Magic Staff: Her Nox Nyctores Muchourin, which can create or manipulate matter. She mainly uses this to transform Muchourin into a variety of different weapons.
  • Random Effect Spell: Her 6P and 4P Partner Skills has her attack with her staff transforming into random weapons.
  • Spin Attack: Her Cure Dot Typhoon Distortion Skill is this.
  • Sharing a Body: She houses 3 different souls in her body. On that note, there's the fact that one of the souls inside of her is male.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: She can make Muchourin shoot out either big missiles or bombs.
  • Super Mode: Her Miracle Jeanne DS lets her upgrade Muchourin's weapon forms into stronger ones for a limited time.
  • Theme Naming: Her move names are taken from various Magical Girl anime.


Drive: Shiranui
Weapons: Nox Nyctores "Mucro Somnio: Musashi"
Voiced by: Masaki Terasoma (Japanese), Kirk Thornton (English)

  • Attack: ★★★
  • Speed: ★★★★★★★★★
  • Range: ★★★
  • Casual: ★★★★★
  • 🐾 : 🐾🐾🐾🐾

Ya managed to keep up with me. Impressive, kid.

A legendary warrior was once known as Mitsuyoshi, the One-Eyed Lotus who fought as part of the Six Heroes. After defeating the Black Beast, Jubei married his comrade Nine and had a daughter: Kokonoe, who soon grew up to be a high ranking member of Sector Seven and an infamous SS-Class Criminal in her own right. The Kaka clan are genetically engineered weapons produced with his genetic material. When Terumi broke free from the mind control spell Nine had placed on him, Jubei began traveling the world to destroy the Cauldrons in the Hierarchical Cities to prevent his plans from being realized, a mission he would in turn pass to his apprentice, Ragna the Bloodedge.

Still feared as the strongest being to ever exist, Jubei's prowess as a warrior never diminished in his old age. His Shiranui Drive marks opponents and allows him to attack from almost any direction; combined with his weapons - the Musashi, a pair of katanas that can cut through souls, dimensions and the fabric of reality itself - and his tremendous martial arts experience, anyone who dares underestimate him will meet their end in the blink of an eye.

His Distortion Skills are Thousand Hands: Roaring Pillar, a lightning-fast dashing attack where he slashes his opponent with both blades; and Twin Guardians: Mourning Stone, an earth-bound slash. His Astral Heat, Asura: Hourai Burenshou/Thunderbird Rising, has him uncover his right eye while drawing both of his blades, then attacking with a flurry of slashes that cuts his foe to pieces.

  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: His Musashi Blades are described to be able to cut "what normally can't be cut".
  • Badass Adorable: Practically overlaps with Killer Rabbit in this case. This four feet tall, fuzzy and cute cat humanoid creature is the single strongest thing in the entire world of BlazBlue. More than Ragna, possibly more than Hakumen and Azrael.
  • Bouncing Battler: His Shiranui: Hagane move has him creating floating icons in the air, which he proceeds to bounce off of to hit the enemy between them.
  • Cuteness Proximity: He was on the receiving end of this trope when Kanji really wants to pet him in Episode P4A as well as his interactions with Kanji.
  • Deadly Lunge: His Shiranui move has him dashing through his opponent with a clawing attack. His Roaring Pillar DS is a stronger version of it, done with his swords.
  • Downloadable Content: Part of the second pack, alongside Aegis and Carmine, which was released on June 19, 2018, alongside the third pack.
  • The Dreaded: In Episode Under-Night, he is the only opponent who Hyde is openly concerned about battling, and even before the fight ends in-story Hyde expresses great frustration with the difficulty of the fight, another first for the Episode. Ultimately, Jubei forfeits the fight on behalf of his team to throw a wrench into System's plans, which explains how he could "lose" despite his opponents being clearly outmatched by him.
  • Dual Wielding: His Musashi blades come in a pair.
  • Eyepatch of Power: He had lost an eye in the past after a fight with a Black Beast remnant and got it replaced with a magical one, which belonged to his brother. The eyepatch covers it.
  • Funny Animal: His body is exactly like a cat's, just larger; he also stands on his hindlegs.
  • Guttural Growler: His voice is very low and gravely.
  • In the Hood: His coat has a hood which covers his cat ears.
  • Leitmotif: Stand Unrivaled.
  • The Mentor: How much of a badass is he? He's the one who taught Ragna how to fight. He also expresses interest in taking Jin on as another student but Jin wants no part of that.
  • Multiple-Tailed Beast: Has 2 tails, being a nekomata.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: It's already been made clear that he nods to the historical samurai Yagyuu Juubei/Juubeh Mitsuyoshi, a famous one-eyed samurai known for dual wielding and his relations to Yagyuu Munenori as his son.
  • Old Soldier: He's over a century old at the start of Calamity Trigger although it's implied he's even older than that, but time has done nothing to diminish his physical capabilities.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: He's just over 4 feet tall and is considered the strongest being on the planet in the BlazBlue universe.
  • Rapidfire Fisticuffs: More like Rapidfire Claws, but his Fissuring Slash special is him running forward while clawing multiple times, akin to a Berserker Barrage X.
  • Shonen Hair: He has a very impressive mane of hair/fur under his hood.
  • Stern Teacher: His win dialogue when teamed up with Ragna essentially has him issue a failing grade on the Grim Reaper's combat performance and declare that they're starting training all over again from square one.
  • The Unfought: Played with. After battling him along with Platinum, he notes she can get another try later, which implies he really wasn't putting much into the fight (given how reluctant he was to fight anyway). In Episode Under-Night, after his tag battle the story acts as though he actually stopped the fight mid-way through, and his tag team is the only one who expresses concern about fighting. In both cases, it's shown that nobody actually gets to fight him seriously, which makes sense given he's canonically more powerful than almost everyone except for perhaps Hakumen.
  • Wolverine Claws: He can jut out big claws out of his sleeves.
  • World's Strongest Man: In his home universe for certain. Jubei is so strong that even Terumi, BlazBlue's big bad, absolutely dreads the idea of having to fight him.


  • Attack : ★★★★★★★★★
  • Speed: ★★
  • Range: ★★★★
  • Casual: ★★★★★
  • Counter: ★★★★★

Behold... This is my pride.

A long time ago, the Black Beast destroyed Japan and ravaged the rest of the world, with even the world's military forces combined powerless to stop it. Just as all hope seemed lost, a mysterious white warrior named Hakumen emerged, followed by five champions; these six individuals became known as the Six Heroes. Together they slew the beast, but the white warrior then went missing. Decades later, Hakumen would be found by Jubei's daughter Kokonoe and he resumed his quest for justice and eradicating evil.

Wielding the Nox Nyctores "Interfectum Malus: Ookami", a sword almost as long as he is tall which can negate Ars Magus and the Susano'o Unit's ability to cut through time itself and kill otherwise immortal beings, Hakumen is one of the most powerful beings in the BlazBlue world and rightly feared by many. His drive, Zanshin/God Slash, is a multi-purpose counter maneuver.

His Distortion Skills are Shippu, a blade wave; and Yukikaze, a counterattack that strikes his opponent with a quick and decisive slash. His Astral Heat, Kokuujin Ougi: Akumetsu/Void Formation Secret: Perish Evil, makes Hakumen assume a counter stance: any opponent foolish enough to strike him in this stance will be struck once, but slashed countless times, with his blade, destroying them completely.

  • Anti-Hero: Hakumen is the de facto leader of the legendary Six Heroes who killed the Black Beast and saved the world. However, he's very arrogant and doesn't really like to associate with people unless it's needed. He also will not hesitate to cut down anybody he feels is a threat to the stability of the world.
    Tager: Look at you, you're one of the Six Heroes, and you're threatening a child.
  • Anti-Magic: Basically what the Ookami does. It's also worthy of note that wounds inflicted by Ookami are the one thing Ragna is unable to simply regenerate from with Soul Eater.
  • Badass Baritone: His voice sounds very deep because of the voice filter used. That said, the performances of both of his voice actors (especially in the case of David Vincent) aren't as deeper as his previous appearances - much more akin to how he sounded in Calamity Trigger, in fact. Much like in that game, this gives away his connection to Jin really fast.
  • Badass Creed: He's only said the very last part thus far in Cross Tag Battle, but if you ever hear him recite it in full it means he's about to lay the hurt down on you.
    "I am the white void. I am the cold steel. I am the just sword. With blade in hand I will reap the sins of this world, and cleanse it in the fires of destruction! I am Hakumen! The end has come!!"
  • Barrier Warrior: His Drive, Zanshin/God Slash, nullifies and counters an enemy attack if it hits. The deflector has a small active window which leaves Hakumen open to attack if the Drive is mistimed.
  • BFS: His Ookami is about as tall as he is when sheathed, logically speaking he shouldn't even be able to draw it. However, its sheath actually has an opening on the side which allows the sword to clip through it, justifying how Hakumen can draw it without straining his arm.
  • Blood Knight: Of the "Challenge Seeker" variety. Hakumen loves to pit his might and resolve against different Worthy Opponents like Ragna and Terumi. Ruby is able to exploit this by luring him and Waldstein together; while the two giants are tussling, she grabs the Keystone from Tager and makes a break for it.
  • Brought Down to Badass: Hakumen is still one of the most powerful beings in the BlazBlue universe, rivaling his old partner Jubei, despite being limited to only 20-40% of his original power.
  • Dash Attack: His Guren (Crimson Lotus) special move is him dashing forward to hit the opponent with his blade's hilt.
  • Difficult, but Awesome: Hakumen has a Yukiko-grade "touch of death" combo while in Resonance Blaze, which the game itself shows you how to do as one of his combo challenges. Dexterity is very much required to pull it off, and it takes 9 meters to use, but it allows Hakumen to absolutely annihilate anyone that lets themselves get caught by it.
  • Downloadable Content: Part of the third pack, alongside Naoto and Vatista, which was released on June 19, 2018, alongside the second pack.
  • Enemy Mine: This happens if you team him up with Ragna, Hazama or Nu, especially Nu.
  • The Faceless: Never seen without his helmet that covers his head. It's implied he doesn't have a face under it.
  • Good Is Not Nice: See Anti-Hero.
  • Knight Templar: Hakumen is convinced that the only way to save the world is for him to eliminate all sources of evil. He is not open to alternatives, and willing to cut down anybody who stands in his path towards this goal.
  • Lag Cancel: Somewhat like in his games, he can cancel his special moves into other special moves (including his EX specials), but doing so will require spending 1 super gauge each time.
  • Leitmotif: SUSANOOH. He also has Black & White when teamed up with Ragna.
  • My Future Self and Me: He's actually an alternate timeline version of Jin Kisaragi from a certain future, hence both of them sharing one technique (Yukikaze) done in different fashions, as well as having the same voice actor(s).
  • Mighty Glacier: His obscenely high damage and reach combined with his limited mobility and use of the Zanshin/God Slash drive put him firmly in this classification. Similar to Waldstein, he has a slow walk and a manual hop.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Hakumen is effectively a spirit piloting a robotic suit of samurai armor.
  • Parrying Bullets: Can cut down projectiles with his sword, and create a void where the bullets were cut that blocks further projectiles.
  • Pet the Dog: As gruff and aloof as he is, he lends Weiss motivational advice, telling her to never doubt herself. He also respects Yu's resolve to protecting his friends, much in the same way he came to respect Bang's resolve to protect the innocent and seek justice.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Those eyes on the Susanoo Unit are not for show. They're fully functional and quite possibly the only way Hakumen sees.
  • Samurai Ponytail: Has long blue hair tied in a ponytail, fitting his samurai image.
  • Sequel Difficulty Drop: Hakumen was well-known for having a magatama gauge which basically acted as his primary super meter/heat gauge. It refills automatically on its own and gave one magatama with each successful counter. Because every single one of his specials, meter-based-system mechanics and supers cost a set amount of magatama, Hakumen players mainly relied on the range of his sword and using his Counters on his Drive moves until they accumulated enough magatama to use his more damaging combos. However, in Cross Tag Battle, he shares the same type of super move gauge as with the rest of the cast (with his counter moves filling a big fraction of a gauge and any same-special-cancels costing a skill gauge stock each) and can maintain a more consistent pressure game.
  • Single-Stroke Battle: Shares Jin's Yukikaze/Winter's Reposte (Snowy Wind) Distortion Skill. Notable in that it's the only time the same Distortion Skill is shared by two characters. Because they're the same person.
  • Skewed Priorities: Despite everyone trying to find their way out of the Phantom Field, Hakumen still views killing Ragna as his top priority.
  • Sword Beam: His Kokuujin: Shippuu DS has him doing a chopping motion with his sword which launches a very fast crescent beam on the ground.
  • Talking Is a Free Action: Averted trope. In Episode RWBY, he tried to do his entire "White Void" speech only for Waldstein to attack him during the middle of the speech.
  • Videogame Dashing: His Kishuu move is a command dash that can be continued with Enma, an uppercut move.

Persona 4 Arena Characters

    Yu Narukami 
Persona: Izanagi (Izanagi-no-Okami during his Astral Heat)
Weapon: Katana
Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa (Japanese), Johnny Yong Bosch (English)
  • Attack : ★★★★
  • Speed: ★★★★
  • Range: ★★★★
  • Casual: ★★★★
  • Luck: ★★★★★
This is a battle we can't lose.

The leader of the Investigation Team, a group of Persona-users from Yasogami High investigating the mysterious kidnappings and murders around the town of Inaba. In 2011, he transferred to Inaba to live with relatives while studying. Through his friends, he learned about the Midnight Channel, a rumor stating that those who stare into a blank TV at midnight while it is raining will see the face of their soulmate. He soon awakened to a special power, allowing him to enter a dimension inside the TV and fight creatures called Shadows using his Persona, a manifestation of his inner self. When Midnight Channel-related kidnappings struck Inaba, he formed the Investigation Team to prevent more from occurring.

Alongside the use of a simple katana, Yu utilizes the powers of his multiple Personas, a unique trait attributed to him being a Wild Card. His main Persona is Izanagi of the Fool Arcana; based on one of the deities responsible for Japan's creation, it gives him access to different attacks imbued with the power of electricity.

His Distortion Skills are Ziodyne, a stream of electricity launched by Izanagi; and Cross Slash, a combination attack where Yu and Izanagi both attack their opponent with their electrically-charged blades. His Astral Heat, Myriad Truths, has him plunge his sword into the ground, creating a wave of electricity that launches the opponent into the air. Izanagi then evolves into its Ultimate form, Izanagi-no-Okami, swings its own sword in a circular motion, and summons a HUGE thunderbolt that rains down on the opponent, crashing them into the ground.

  • Bash Brothers: With Yosuke, both of them even have a special intro where they high-five one another.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Threatening his cousin Nanako is one easy way to push his Berserk Button.
  • Foil: Both him and Hyde kind-hearted Ordinary High School Students wielding katanas from 21st Century settings with more supernatural elements. But while Yu is mature and leader-like, Hyde is brash and confrontational.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: His stats are 4-star across the board except for his 5-star luck.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Unlike the ones wielded by Jin and Hyde, his katana doesn't seem to have any magical properties behind it aside from being enhanced by Izanagi.
  • The Leader: Of the Investigation Team.
  • Leitmotif: Reach Out To The Truth –in Mayonaka Arena-.
  • Living Lie Detector: Narukami is basically clairvoyant when it comes to reading people. He was already good at this, but the power of truth he gained at the end of Persona 4 gives him a supernatural ability to ignore illusions and falsehoods.
  • Nice Guy: Promptly symbolized by the relationships he's forged. A lot of his character intros feature him getting along (or at least trying to anyways) with whoever it is he's fighting beside; for example, he gives Ruby words of encouragement about her Semblance. It makes sense as he already has plenty of experience in bonding with a diverse pool of people with different personalities and abilities; Yu is a natural born leader.
  • Ordinary High-School Student: He was a perfectly normal student until he transferred to Inaba and got thrust into a murder mystery.
  • Out of Focus: Compared to the other protagonists, Yu doesn't show up much in Episode Mode. While he does team up with Hyde against Jin and Jubei in the Under Night In-Birth episode, he only appears in the BlazBlue episode in the Golden Ending, and doesn't appear in the RWBY episode at all.
  • The Power of Friendship: His status as the Wild Card is boosted by forging bonds with others.
  • Red Baron: Called the "Sister Complex Kingpin of Steel" during the P1 Grand Prix. He... doesn't like it, and is puzzled as to how anyone outside his home universe could know it.
  • School Uniforms Are the New Black: Like Hyde and his teammates, he's seen fighting in his Yasogami High uniform.
  • Shock and Awe: Specializes in Zio and Electric spells thanks to Izanagi.
  • Shoto Clone: He has Zio as a fairly straight Hadoken variant, Big Gamble serves as his Shoryuken just being done with a katana rather than a fist, and while Raging Lion has become his jumping Clash and thus no longer a special, he still has Swift Strike acting as his analog for a Hurricane Kick, being a low expansion type move.
  • Super Mode: Izanagi-no-Okami, the Ultimate form of his Initial Persona.
  • Warrior Therapist: Has long played this role to his friends, both in and out of battle.

    Yosuke Hanamura 
Persona: Jiraiya
Weapon: Twin kunai
Voiced by: Showtaro Morikubo (Japanese), Yuri Lowenthal (English)
  • Attack : ★★
  • Speed: ★★★★★★★★★★★★
  • Range: ★★
  • Casual: ★★★
  • Luck: ★★
Leave it all to me, yeah! Let's go, partner!

Co-founder and unofficial vice-leader of the Investigation Team, Yosuke arrived in Inaba one year before Yu, after his father took over the local supermarket, Junes. He developed a crush on one of Junes' workers, Saki Konishi, but his love ended with a tragedy after she became the second victim of a serial killer using the Midnight Channel and TV World for their own purposes. Enraged, Yosuke entered the TV World with Yu in an attempt to find some clues, but instead he encountered his Shadow, a mirror image born of everything a person tries to deny and hide from the world - in Yosuke's case, it was his boredom, desire to be a "hero", and fear that Saki didn't reciprocate his feelings. After accepting his Shadow as a part of himself and obtaining its power as a Persona, he and Yu formed the Investigation Team to stop the killer and bring them to justice.

Yosuke fights with a pair of kunai and his Persona - Jiraiya of the Magician Arcana, a ninja from Japanese folk legend capable of transforming into a giant toad. Yosuke himself specializes in quick, rapid-fire attacks, while Jiraiya supports him with wind magic and extra strikes.

His Distortion Skills are Garudyne, a spinning attack that surrounds Yosuke in a tornado; and Shippu - Nagareboshi, where Yosuke uses Jiraiya's wind powers to send several kunai flying at his opponent. His Astral Heat, Brave Blade, has him summon Jiraiya, who delivers a spinning uppercut to the opponent. While they are spinning in the air, Yosuke and Jiraiya perform a series of cross-slashes, ending with Jiraiya launching its shurikens at the opponent.

  • Amazon Chaser: After a fight together, Yang compliments his skill and calls Jiraiya cute. Yosuke responds with an exasperated "Enough about Jiraiya, what about me?"
  • Balloon Belly: One of his attacks has Jiraiya briefly inflating its belly before releasing a cloud of green gas.
  • Bash Brothers: With Yu, both of them even have a special intro where they high-five one another.
  • Blow You Away: Specializes in Garu spells (wind magic), and one of his Distortion Skills, Garudyne, is a large, multi-hitting tornado.
  • Born Unlucky: His luck stat is only two stars, and he often finds himself getting shafted in life, in matters both minor (crashing his bike and having Chie land a critical blow to his nads for ruining her DVD) and serious (his crush falling prey to a serial killer).
  • Butt-Monkey: Referencing his status in his home series, Yosuke's luck is among his lowest stats at two stars. In a lot of his battle interactions, he gets constantly mocked by the other characters.
  • Foil: Yosuke and Linne are both Fragile Speedsters who serve as the deuteragonists/lancers to their respective series' protagonists (although story-wise, Hyde comes off more as Linne's Lancer if anything). Their personalities do heavily contrast one another though as while Yosuke is cheerful and jovial, Linne is stoic and straight-faced. If placed in a team together, Linne has nothing but snark for his energetic boasting.
  • Fragile Speedster: His fighting style focuses on speed at the cost of durability, as seen by his over-the-top speed ranking. However his HP is the lowest in the game tied with Nu-13 and Yukiko.
  • Headphones Equal Isolation: Almost always seen with headphones hung around his neck, or listening to music from them during battle; he also seemingly lacked any close friends until Yu came to Inaba.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: Somehow, he can throw his kunai during a combo and instantly pull a new pair from his sleeves - over and over again.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Often acts very confident, but is very self-conscious about his own flaws.
  • Knife Nut: Fights with two kunai at once, and can throw many more at the opponent.
  • The Lancer: Yu's faithful partner and second-in-command.
  • Leitmotif: The Junes Hero.
  • Motor Mouth: Yosuke's talkativeness and hyperactivity was amped up to Flanderization levels for this game. Linne thinks he's an annoying kid and Jin already wants to cut his tongue out.
  • Ninja: Yosuke isn't one, but his fighting style is reminiscent of many fighting game ninjas and his persona is one named after a legendary ninja.
  • Odd Friendship: He and Makoto get along surprisingly well. They end up fighting together in the opening and their win pose has her be the only person other than Yu to give him genuine encouragement.
    • Yang gets along well with Yosuke too.
  • Open Mouth, Insert Foot: Like in his home series, Yosuke's boasting does get mouthy responses from a lot of people.
    Linne: Are you trying to show off? Ah, to be young again...
  • Plucky Comic Relief: You bet. Most of the humour from the character interactions come at his expense.
  • Red Baron: In the first character trailer he retains "Captain Ressentiment" from the P1 Grand Prix. It's still as insulting as ever.
  • Small Town Boredom: Stemming from his boredom of the town of Inaba, given that he once lived in the city like Yu. It’s even one of the defining characteristics of his Shadow, and a personal issue that follows him even into the first Arena game. He's a bit of a Hypocrite for claiming this by now, since Yosuke has been involved in supernatural events repeatedly and has saved the world several times before he goes dimension hopping in this game.
  • Verbal Tic: "-ttena" in Japan.

    Chie Satonaka 
Persona: Tomoe
Weapon: Greaves
Voiced by: Yui Horie (Japanese), Erin Fitzgerald (English)
  • Attack : ★★★★
  • Speed: ★★★★★
  • Range: ★★
  • Casual: ★★★★★★★
  • Luck: ★★★
Have a taste of our combination attack!

The third founding member of the Investigation Team, and its first female one to boot. A tough-talking tomboy from Inaba with a penchant for steaks and martial arts, Chie joined upon learning that her best friend Yukiko Amagi appeared on the Midnight Channel and subsequently vanished. Fearing the worst, she ventured into the TV world with Yu and Yosuke to find her, but encountered her Shadow in the rescue attempt. It claimed that she wanted to stay dominant over Yukiko, who she had perceived as being better than her in every way. Upon confronting it with the help of Yu and Yosuke, she awakened to her Persona Tomoe, and joined the team to bring the culprit behind the Midnight Channel murders to justice.

Unlike her allies, Chie primarily fights without weapons, opting to use a variety of crushing kicks and keep on the offensive pressure. Her Persona - Tomoe of the Chariot Arcana, a samurai from 12th century Japan, supports her with a variety of physical attacks and buffs to her damage output.

Her Distortion Skills are God's Hand, which crushes her opponent with a giant fist from above; Agneyastra, which summons a meteor shower from above; and Power Boost, a power-up that temporarily boosts Chie's strength. Her Astral Heat, Galactic Punt, has Tomoe launch the opponent into the air as Chie readies herself. As they fall, Chie flies forward in slow motion, delivering a flying kick that sends them flying high into the sky, out of the arena.

  • Back-to-Back Badasses: With Yukiko in their team intro.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: As opposed to Azrael using Good Old Fisticuffs, and Waldstein using more savage-looking strikes, Chie's a Martial Artist.
  • Big Eater: It wouldn't be Chie without ranting about steak in her introduction trailer. Post-combat commentary has her gleefully singing about her "carnivorous walking tour" with Makoto.
  • Bruce Lee Clone: She's a mop-topped Martial Artist who peppers her fight dialogue with Bruce Lee-styled Kiais, and uses a self-taught fighting style with some moves that look straight out of Jeet Kun Do.
  • Declaration of Protection: Towards Yukiko in their Team Outro.
    Chie: No matter the enemy, I will always protect Yukiko!
    Yukiko: Oh Chie, you're so cool.
  • Foil:
    • Makoto Nanaya and Chie Satonaka are both cute, rowdy, action-oriented females who prefer fighting at close range, but while Makoto primarily uses punches, Chie primarily uses kicks. It turns out that the two girls get along very well together if placed on a team.
    • Chie and Yang Xiao Long also share the dynamic of boisterous martial artist girls who contrast by using kicks and punches respectively.
  • Kick Chick: Outside of her Persona, Chie's fighting style revolves almost entirely around kicks.
  • Leitmotif: Like The Dragon
  • Lethal Chef: Chie is just plain bad at cooking. She and Yukiko once created the now-dreaded "Mystery Food X" that downed Yu and Yosuke in record time, and their culinary badness has been used as a running gag since.
  • Mistaken for Badass: Azrael's tendency to use food metaphors for battle, makes him think that her embarrassing title actually means Chie is even stronger than he is. While Chie is strong, Azrael is a One-Man Army and a Person of Mass Destruction. Chie just gets pissed off at him for believing that she's a carnivore that discarded womanhood.
  • Modesty Shorts: Wears bike shorts under her skirt.
  • Red Baron: In the third character trailer she retains "Spunky Dragon with Deadly Legs" from the P1 Grand Prix.
    • In P4A, she was the only character with two titles, the other being "The Carnivore Who's Discarded Womanhood"note . This is something that Azrael makes a reference to, but Chie would rather that he not get the wrong idea.

    Yukiko Amagi 
Persona: Konohana Sakuya
Weapon: Throwing fans
Voiced by: Ami Koshimizu (Japanese), Amanda Winn-Lee (English)
  • Attack : ★★★
  • Speed: ★★
  • Range: ★★★★★★★★★
  • Casual: ★★★
  • Luck: ★★★★
Be awed by our dance!

A shy second-year student (third year in Arena) at Yasogami High School, and the fourth member of the Investigation Team. She is the sole heir to the long-running Amagi Inn, an inn run by her family in Inaba. After being forced into the TV World and being in danger of becoming the third victim in Inaba's murder case, Yukiko's subconscious manifested as a medieval castle that housed her Shadow. Her Shadow represented her inner feelings of frustration of having no choice but to one day inherit the Amagi Inn. With the help of the Investigation Team, she accepted her Shadow, changing it into the Persona Konohana Sakuya. At this point, she became much more open to others and decided to officially join the Investigation Team to discover who the killer really was.

Yukiko's preferred weapons are traditional fans, which she throws at her opponents to attack. Her Persona Konohana Sakuya of the High Priestess Arcana, named after the blossom princess of Japanese mythology, can use various fire and healing skills to both deal damage to her opponents and assist her allies.

Her Distortion Skills are Agidyne, which summons intense flames in front of Konohana Sakuya; and Maragidyne, which sends walls of flames outward from Konohana Sakuya. Her Astral Heat, Full Bloom, has Konohana Sakuya charge into the opponent, sending them careening into the wall as it explodes into hundreds of cherry blossoms which bombard and cut into the enemy.

  • Back-to-Back Badasses: With Chie in their team intro.
  • Dance Battler: Some aspects of her fighting style incorporate traditional Japanese dancing.
  • Declaration of Protection: Towards Chie in their post-battle outro; following up on Chie's own during their victory outro.
    Yukiko: I can't just let you protect me forever. From now on, I'll protect you too, Chie.
    Chie: Yeah! If you protect me, I'll protect you. As long as we both protect what's important to us, everything will be fine!
  • Everyone Has Standards: Despite her Lethal Chef tendencies, she absolutely refuses to eat the curry she made with Platinum and Noel (in which the latter is also a Lethal Chef herself)
  • Everything's Better with Princesses: Her Persona and to an extent her character borrow from the blossom princess of Japanese Mythology, Konohanasakuya-hime.
  • Flower Motif: Cherry blossoms, as seen in Konohana Sakuya’s appearance and her Astral Heat.
  • Heal Thyself: Her Dia skills allows her to restore her health. She can also do this to her teammate as an assist. Players of the open beta have even exploited this, as there's no Training Mode included so the next best thing is to have Yukiko as an opponent in versus mode and heal all her damage when you're done trying out your combo. Cruel, but necessity calls.
  • The Hyena: She’s known to have extremely long laughing fits over the most nonsensical of jokes.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: It's never explained where she keeps all her fans (since she never retrieves any after throwing them).
  • Improbable Weapon User: She fights using an endless supply of foldable fans. Heck, she even uses melee attacks with them (and these aren't iron War Fans, they're straight paper fans).
  • Lady of War: To such a degree that in their special intro together Gordeau seems quite surprised that Yukiko is even a fighter at all, an assertion that Yukiko is very quick to put down.
  • Leitmotif: Princess Amagi-ya
  • Lethal Chef: Any meal she cooks is unsuitable for consumption; a curry she once helped Chie prepare for summer camp nearly killed Yu and Yosuke. In the UNIEL story route, she helps Noel in making a curry that strikes fear into everyone except Noel herself. Hyde describes the curry as metallic looking, and the in-game graphic is obscured by a very colorful mosiac censor. Platinum declares a tag team battle just so she can force someone else to eat it instead of her.
  • Long-Range Fighter: Specializes in long ranged combos and pressure, and is referenced in her high Range stat.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Continued from a Running Gag in Persona 4, the animation, and Golden where Yukiko would frequently find things like horror movies and ghost stories funny that terrified the rest of the cast or display a rather morbid sense of humor, her data-mined lines show she absolutely loves Carmine's EXS ability (which she mistakes at first as attacking with his nosebleed much to Carmine's chagrin) and Nine the Phantom.
  • Playing with Fire: Specializes in the Agi line of spells.
  • Red Baron: In the fourth character trailer she retains "The Unconquerable Snow Black" from the P1 Grand Prix.
  • Squishy Wizard: As much an example could be in a fighting game. Yukiko has a very low HP pool (14,000) but she has a lot of ranged attacks and nifty features like the ability to heal herself or her teammate.

    Kanji Tatsumi 

Persona: Take-Mikazuchi
Weapon: Folding Chair
Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki (Japanese), Matthew Mercer (English)

  • Attack: ★★★★★★★★★
  • Speed: ★★
  • Range: ★★★
  • Casual: ★★★★
  • Luck: ★★
Just kick back and watch... I'll take care of these bozos!

A gruff-looking first year (second year in Arena) from Yasogami High. Despite his menacing exterior, Kanji hides a tender side to himself. He is fiercely devoted to his mother, having once fought an entire biker gang off because of the noise they made keeping her up at night and even taught himself to sew and work at their textile shop on his off-days. Upon being dragged into the Midnight Channel, Kanji's subconscious forged his dungeon: a homoerotic-themed sauna with his Shadow as its overly flamboyant "host", to represent his desire for acceptance - for people to like him for what he truly was. He was able to find such friends with the Investigation Team, who saved him and allowed him to awaken to his Persona.

A person with a unique style of unorthodox brawling, Kanji houses a great amount of power with his grappling-based attacks. If he opts to not bash opponents' faces in with his chair, he calls upon the aid of his Persona: Take-Mikazuchi of the Emperor Arcana, named after the Shinto god of thunder, who tosses foes around and summons lightning to smite them.

His Distortion Skills are Ass Whoopin' Kanji-Style, which is a series of powerful blows proceeded by his throwing his chair; and Burn To a Crisp!, a command grab that summons Take-Mikazuchi to pin his opponent to the wall and light them up with electricity. His Astral Heat, The Man Series: Brofist, summons Take-Mikazuchi to stun his opponent with lightning before performing an electrically-charged fist bump with each other, their hapless victim caught in the middle.

  • Butt-Monkey: Not to the extent of Yosuke, but Kanji can be this. In his battle interaction with Yukiko and Tager, he accidentally gave the former the permission to punch him, and the latter calls him reckless and a second rate soldier. In the story mode, he gets called ugly by Luna, and he couldn't pet Jubei.
  • Chairman of the Brawl: Take a guess at what his weapon is.
  • Coat Cape: He wears his Yasogami High uniform like this.
  • Cuteness Proximity: When Kanji runs into Jubei in the P4A episode, he gushes about Jubei's adorable looks, and he wants to pet the cat very badly. This also extends to his battle interactions with Jubei himself.
  • Downloadable Content: Part of the first pack, alongside Platinum and Orie, which is released on the game's launch date and will be available for free during the first two weeks of release.
  • Everyone Has Standards: In a post-battle interaction with Azrael, Kanji became scared of him, and hopes that he doesn't hurt any innocent people.
  • Foil: Kanji and Tager are both electricity based grapplers who are both GentleGiants in their own way. However, Tager treats himself like a professional, only fighting when the need arises. Kanji is definitely more of a delinquent, getting into fights to prove himself. Also Tager's electricity powers are more based on magnetism while Kanji's is straight up lighting.
  • Grapple Move: Being Persona 4 Arena's requisite grappler Kanji has access to multiple attacks of this type. This'll Hurt! has him throw his opponent across the screen, followed by Take-Mikazuchi materializing above the downed opponent to impale them with a lightning bolt and electrocute them. His Burn To A Crisp! Distortion Skill is an upgraded version of this, throwing the opponent up in the air and having Take-Mikazuchi smash them into the "wall" with a palm full of electricity.
  • Improbable Weapon User: A folding chair.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: As described in his bio, he's rough around the edges but ultimately not such a bad guy when you get to know him. In Episode Persona 4 Arena, Kanji is the first one to trust Ragna and see him as an ally; Ragna had helped them previously, and Kanji refuses to not help an ally out of a jam.
  • Leitmotif: A Pure-Hearted Beast.
  • Mighty Glacier: A very powerful fighter who lacks in speed (although not as much so as Waldstein and Tager).
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He's a tough punk with a love of arts, crafts, and all things cute.
  • Red Baron: In the sixth character trailer he retains "The Bloodcurdling Beefcake Emperor" from the P1 Grand Prix.
  • Skewed Priorities: He is more concerned over not being able to pet Jubei than what is going with the tournament.
  • Shock and Awe: Take-Mikazuchi has a lightning theme, as well as lighting attacks.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: With how often he throws around swears, he almost gives Ragna a run for his money. Almost. Their first meeting together has both of them start off by literally calling the other an asshole.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: He lacks formal training in the art of combat, but still managed to fend off an entire gang of bikers unarmed and by himself.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: Refuses to fight Platinum and Jubei partially because of this (as well Jubei being an adorable Cat Folk)


Persona: Pallas Athena (Palladion for her Astral Heat)
Weapons: Firearms
Voiced by: Maaya Sakamoto (Japanese), Karen Strassman (English)

  • Attack: ★★★
  • Speed: ★★★★★★★
  • Range: ★★★★★★★
  • Casual: ★★★
  • Luck: ★★★

Joint operation battle. Here we go!

Aegis is a 7th Generation Anti-Shadow Suppression Weapon, an android designed to hunt and eliminate Shadows, and the only model of her kind still active. Upon her reactivation in 2009, she worked with the Shadow extermination organization known as S.E.E.S.note , a group of students from Gekkoukan High led by Mitsuru Kirijo. This group explored the Dark Hour, a 25th hour occurring at midnight that only certain people could be conscious in, and the labyrinth appearing in it known as Tartarus. The events of Persona 3 inspired Aegis to continue her work as a member of the Shadow Operatives, a Persona black ops division that investigates Shadow-related phenomenon.

In combat, Aegis can dominate up close with her heavy blows and strikes, or from a distance with various ranged weapons such as machine guns, grenade launchers, and missiles, which she can boost further by disabling her limiters and entering Orgia Mode. She initially wielded a sole Persona: Pallas Athena of the Chariot Arcana, who specializes in physical attacks, but soon awakened to the Fool's Wild Card ability, allowing her to summon other Personas as well.

Her Distortion Skills are Goddess Shield, which summons Pallas Athena to charge at her opponent with shield drawn; and Multi-Mounted Machine Gun: Orion, an aerial command grab that pins her opponent to the wall before unloading on them with four chainguns. Her Astral Heat, Heritage Liberator: Palladion, summons Pallas Athena to run her opponent through on its spear. If it lands, Aegis will summon Palladion, transforming it into a Wave Motion Gun that obliterates her foe.

  • Artificial Human: Her humanoid body was constructed for the purpose of allowing her to use a Persona.
  • Downloadable Content: Part of the second pack, alongside Jubei and Carmine, which was released on June 19, 2018, alongside the third pack.
  • Gratuitous English: Says "here we go" at the end of her introduction trailer (which is in Japanese). Especially funny since she still follows the English line with the Japanese sentence ender "de-arimasu."
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Has cropped blonde hair and is a genuinely kind woman.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: In addition to her Finger Guns, she can also produce a Gatling gun, a mortar cannon, and several missile launchers out of thin air.
  • Inconsistent Dub: Contrary to previous localizations of her name which is Aigis, her name in-game is spelled as Aegis instead much like how it was in the original Japanese version of her home series.
  • Leitmotif: Heartful Cry (P4 Arena ver.).
  • Nice Girl: One of the most friendly characters in her home universe.
  • Out of Focus: She only appears in one chapter of Episode BlazBlue and the ending of Episode UNIB (in which both situations she appeared were mostly Played for Laughs). She doesn't even shows up in Episode P4A despite all of the other confirmed characters for P4A prior to this game's release date showing up there mostly together as a group. Justified in that she wasn't a character in Persona 4 as opposed to everybody else.
  • Robot Girl: She's the trope image as well.
  • Verbal Tic: Ending her sentences with "de-arimasu", as usual in the Japanese version. Her English version will likely keep her habit of occasionally reverting to robotic monotone.

    Naoto Shirogane 
Persona: Sukuna-Hikona
Weapons: Revolver
Voiced by: Romi Park (Japanese), Valerie Arem (English)

  • Attack: ★★★
  • Speed: ★★★★
  • Range: ★★★★★
  • Casual: ★★★★
  • Instant Kill: 💀

I can’t put up a bad show and bring shame upon the Shirogane name.

A young detective working for the police in Inaba. Descended from a family of detectives, she too wanted to become one, but living under the impression that only men can excel in the profession caused her to disguise herself as a male. During the murder case in Inaba, which she and the rest of the police were investigating with little success, she picked up on the fact that all of the victims appeared on television before being kidnapped. Thus, she allowed herself onto a TV interview and waited to be kidnapped, hoping to discover more about the case. When she was taken and forced into the TV World, she found her Shadow inside the Secret Laboratory, who revealed to the Investigation Team her true gender and fear that once the case is over, the police will stop caring about her because she’s just a child. Upon initially denying it and later accepting her fears and true gender, she gained her Persona and chose to work with the Investigation Team for the rest of the case.

In battle, Naoto fights with a revolver, giving her the advantage of range in battle. With her Persona Sukuna-Hikona, named after the dwarf deity of healing in Japanese legend, she can place a number of traps for her opponent to fall into. She can also cast light and dark based spells which, under the right circumstances, can instantly kill an opponent.

Her Distortion Skills are Anti-S SP Pistol, an aerial downward strike that attacks her opponent with an SMG or shotgun that can fill her opponent's Fate Meter; Hamaon, which attacks her opponent from below with a column of holy light; and Mudoon, which creates a blast of dark energy across the arena from overhead. If her opponent's Fate Meter is filled, a successful hit with Hamaon or Mudoon will kill them instantly. Her Astral Heat, Judge of Hell, creates several targeting crosshairs on the screen. If the opponent is unlucky enough to get caught in one, Naoto will fire a single bullet that strikes her victim down.

  • Badass Bookworm: She is a Kid Detective who happens to be a playable character in this game.
  • Bifauxnen: As per her usual appearances.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: She wields darkness skills, but she is a detective who seeks the truth in many cases.
  • Downloadable Content: Part of the third pack, alongside Hakumen and Vatista, which was released on June 19, 2018, alongside the second pack.
  • Innocently Insensitive: She calls Weiss by her nickname "Ice Queen", not knowning it's one of her Berserk Buttons.
  • Insufferable Genius: Hence the reason why she is called the 2000-IQ Killjoy Detective.
  • Hidden Buxom: Has the biggest chest of the Investigation Team girls by a large margin, but she keeps it pressed down to hide her gender from the police she works with. Her art in this game makes her look particularly flat, but that is not the case.
  • Kid Detective: Which leads to one of her biggest insecurities due to the police not taking her seriously thanks to her age.
  • Leitmotif: Seeker of Truth.
  • One-Hit Kill: A carryover from Persona 4 Arena and retweaked for this game. Instead of having to use certain attacks and Skills to deplete a Fate Counter to zero, she only has to connect with her Anti-S SP Pistol Beta (j.236B+C) Distortion Skill or the enhanced version (either during a Cross Combo or Resonance Blaze) of her Anti-S SP Pistol Alpha (236B+C) Distortion Skill in which the Fate Counter is instantly filled up and a glowing red skull will appear next to the opponent's Cross Gauge. Once the red skull mark appears, Naoto can instantly kill the opposing character by connecting with either her Hamaon or Mudoon Distortion Skills.
  • The Gunslinger: Her main weapon is a revolver.
  • The Smart Girl: As a Kid Detective, she is this towards the Investigation Team. Proof of this can be seen in the story mode where she figures out many details of the tournament all by herself.
  • Yin-Yang Bomb: Her persona can cast both light and dark spells.

Under Night In-Birth Characters

EXS Ability: Void Red
Weapon: Indulgence of Insulating: The Insulator
Voiced by: Ryohei Kimura (Japanese), Kyle McCarley (English)
  • Attack : ★★★★
  • Speed: ★★★★
  • Range: ★★★★
  • Casual: ★★★★
  • Luck: ★★★★
Get in my way and I'll get rid of you!

A normal high school student living alone, he was drawn into the Hollow Night, a phenomenon which saw him nearly killed by invisible beings called Voids. He was saved thanks to the timely intervention of Linne, a nearly-century-old being in the body of a young girl whom he earlier met in a toy store, and her ally, the giant Waldstein. The event caused Hyde to awaken to becoming an In-Birth, allowing him to harness the powers of EXS, the source of all things. Grateful, he has since dedicated himself to helping her cause and ending the Hollow Nights for good.

Hyde's EXS Ability, the EXS of Darkness/Jet-Black: Void Red, allows him to summon a mystical weapon called the Indulgence of Insulating, or the Insulator. With it, he can destroy the EXS of others, which allows him to kill Immortals and other such beings.

His Distortion Skills are Gyre Vortex, which creates a vortex of swirling energy around him; and Pale Bringer, a dashing sword strike that finishes with a rising slash. His Astral Heat, Raging Roar, has him shoot a blast of energy at the opponent, holding them in the air. He then gathers all of his power into the Insulator to deliver a powerful slash that unleashes a torrent of energy upon the enemy that completely obliterates them, leaving Hyde exhausted.

  • Alternate Character Reading: All of his attacks pretty much have this going on. They're all in Japanese kanji rendered into English terms even in the Japanese versions, with not as-accurate translations of course.
  • Always Save the Girl: More than once in Episode UNIB. Most notably he runs into Weiss being attacked by Azrael and Carmine and steps in to a tag-team fight with her to save her. Together they're able to beat them down sufficiently so they can get away safely. This behaviour shouldn't be all that surprising; stepping into fights to save the girl is a trait he carried over from his old game, in fact it's how he first met Linne.
  • Butt-Monkey: Downplayed compared to Yosuke, but Hyde's relative inexperience and tendency to Trash Talk leave him quite open to ridicule. You've got to qualify for this when Ruby snarks at you. Because most of the insulting interactions come from being teamed up with a girl, this is possibly part of a Running Gag from Under Night where most of Hyde's more unfortunate moments come from the female members of the cast. Tager also gives him a few lectures in their interactions, to the point where Hyde gets uncharacteristically angry, only proving Tager right.
  • Casting a Shadow: Leaves a trail of darkness when swinging Insulator. His EXS Ability Void Red primarily concerns his usage of the Insulator and its various attacks, ranging from dark energy projectiles to a large geyser attack done by planting the blade into the ground.
  • Cessation of Existence: What happens to anyone who is killed by Hyde's Insulator. This stretches up to immortal beings.
  • Clueless Chick Magnet: Played for laughs, and carried over as a trait from his home game. Over the course of Story UNIEL he ends up in a number of humourous altercations with different girls: he ends up paired with Ruby, rescues Weiss from Azrael and Carmine (and gets snarked at for his trouble), rescues Yukiko from Noel's lethal curry...
  • Cool Sword: The Insulator. It has the ability to permanently erase absolutely anyone, even immortals, by carving their EXS. This sword is why so many people in his home universe want to get their hands on him. Hyde is an All-Loving Hero however and refuses to erase anyone. The blade was originally Vatista's seventh wing, given to Linne's Brother Kuon who forged it into a katana and was the previous wielder.
  • Damn You, Muscle Memory!: One of the worst offenders due to his completely lacking his dash C attack (which removes almost every single combo route he had in UNI) and his standing heavy moved to the mid button, yet his sweep is still the same 2C command. He also lost his ground explosions outside of auto-combos, which severely damaged his incredible zoning game and is second nature to do after certain actions in his home game yet doesn't work here.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Void Red may be one of the more sinister looking EXS abilities, but Hyde is an All-Loving Hero.
  • Dash Attack: His Pale Bringer (which is now an assist only) and its stronger version exclusive to Cross Tag Battle, Pale Bringer Arose.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Oh, God, yes. The Under Night story is basically an hour-long scenario of him making snide comments at every opportunity, for every single one of the bizarre and utterly ridiculous situations that get thrown at him. He practically gives Ragna a run for his money in this department.
  • Declaration of Protection: Towards Linne in their team intro.
    Hyde: Don't worry, I'll protect you.
    Linne: Hmph...That's my line, you amateur.
  • Enemy Mine: In Episode RWBY, Hyde ends up teaming up with Carmine to fight Ruby and Hazama. In his own episode though, he teams up with Gordeau instead vs. Makoto and Blake.
  • Hair Antennae: A staple in the Under Night series.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Hyde's motivation is to return to his peaceful life, though he's not willing to do that until Linne is at peace.
  • Innocent Cohabitation: With Linne and Vatista.
  • I Owe You My Life: To Linne, who saved him during one fateful Hollow Night.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: His stats are 4-star across the board.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Guess what his weapon looks like.
  • Leitmotif: Scraper Sky High.
  • Multicolored Hair: Blonde at the front and black at the back.
  • Nice Guy: In contrast to his completely punk-like appearance and mannerisms. He's willing to help out anyone who needs a hand, but turns into a relentless Hot-Blooded warrior if provoked.
  • Ordinary High-School Student: Was just a simple 2nd-year high-school student before that fateful night, and he prefers things to be that way. As a fighter he is only armed with a month of formal training and what he remembers from his childhood kendo lessons. Hyde does get his wish in the P4A ending when he ends up transferring to the heroes class in Inaba.
  • Pretty Freeloaders: Linne and Vatista, though Hyde was the one who suggested it. And of course, since Linne is there, Waldstein also sticks around Hyde's house and eats all of Hyde's food.
  • Real Men Cook: Is lauded by his house-mates for his excellent culinary abilities.
  • Red Baron: Due to his relatively limited experience in dealing with the Hollow Night, he's referred to as the Unknown Actor by the Void-hunting organization called the Licht Kreis.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Especially if you're forced into a fight with him.
  • Reverse Grip: Frequently used in Hyde's swordplay for his rekkas and anti-airs.
  • School Uniforms Are the New Black: As with Yu, he fights while wearing his school uniform. Unlike Yu, Hyde never wears his correctly.
  • Scratch Damage: Just like in his home game, his sword based normals can inflict chip damage on block, which goes to show how dangerous the Insulator really is on any form of contact (see Cessation of Existence above). Unlike his home game, Scratch Damage is a universal mechanic here whenever characters enter Resonance Blaze. As compensation, Hyde gets double chip damage for his moves that caused it originally. Hyde's blockstrings can shred an opponent so fast in this game that the damage is almost like getting hit is in Under Night In-Birth.
  • Shotoclone: His projectile move is the Black Orbiter, his Shoryuken is Red-Clad Craver, and his hurricane kick-esque move is Vacant Shift.
    • In terms of his Shoryuken, his Vacant Shift is a unique Three Strike Combo version of this, with the EX version, Vacant Shift - Sediment, being 5-to-6 strike version. Delaying the former's hits allows him to reach the ground sooner without going to high which is an optimal requirement for many of his air-to-ground pickup combo routes.
  • Supporting Protagonist: While he's still the main character of his series, the story centers more on Linne.
  • Sword Plant: Utilized in his Shadow Scare special (now reduced to an auto-combo input via his 5BBB) and Gyre Vortex Distortion Skill.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: As usual Hyde has a pretty foul mouth. He is pretty much like Ragna would probably be in his teens.
  • True Companions: With Linne, Waldstein, and Vatista, his "family".
  • Underestimating Badassery: Hyde's pre-battle exchange with Ruby is him being unaware or forgetting that Ruby is actually technically a much more experienced fighter than he is (in the Japanese version of their interaction, Ruby's comeback has Hyde reply back to her saying to not slow him down): his near uncontrollable abilities aside, his training amounts to a month of tutorage from Linne and his childhood kendo training, while she grew up outside the walled cities on a world overrun by monsters and received training from her and Yang's heroic Huntsman uncle Qrow Branwen; in fact that insane scythe/rifle hybrid she uses to bifurcate monsters is something she designed and built herself at combat school. It's understandable he wants to protect a small girl from a dangerous situation, but if anything she should be protecting him.
  • Violation of Common Sense: Hyde's chip damage in this game can get so ridiculous that having to block against him can be dangerous. Much like Amane from BlazBlue, the opponent is forced in many situations to play as wildly aggressive as possible so Hyde never gets them in a situation where he can get his blockstrings going even if they don't get hit. Of course, this usually plays right into Hyde's hands.

EXS Ability: Speed Star
Weapons: Mumei (No Name) and Nanashi (Nameless)
Voiced by: Ayane Sakura (Japanese), Sarah Williams (English)
  • Attack : ★★
  • Speed: ★★★★★
  • Range: ★★★
  • Casual: ★★★★
  • Luck: ★★★★
Hurry up and get ready. Let down your guard... and you'll be dead the next instant.

The wandering princess of the now-defunct Yato clan, an organization which keeps order during the Hollow Night. Despite looking like a young girl, Linne has been alive for more than a hundred years; she was an unwilling volunteer to bear one of the secret Yato abilities of Reincarnation onto her soul. This technique forcibly transfers Linne's consciousness into a new body upon death, technically making her immortal. Her brother, Kuon, was a willing host to the other secret ability of Immortality but soon left the organization as it fell under a schism. Linne followed suit and left her ancestral home and wandered the country with Waldstein to find a way to permanently end her life. She saved Hyde from a void attack and mentored him after discovering the nature of his EXS ability being capable of ending her life once and for all. In exchange for a roof over her head, she trains him and prepares him for the Hollow Night as well as discover the reason for her brother's reappearance.

Linne possesses the EXS of Agility/Rapid Drive, Speed Star - increasing her mobility and allowing her to blitz opponents from any direction. To do so, she keeps a light loadout, only wielding two weapons in battle: a longsword named Mumei, and a folding knife named Nanashi.

Her Distortion Skills are The Divider - Kannagi, a spinning sword strike that finishes with a downward slash conjuring a column of light; and Divine Chains - Tensetsu: Juunisen, a fast-and-furious series of Flash Step slashes. Her Astral Heat, Kannagi: Homura Issen/Divine Blaze, has her power up both her blades with light energy and deliver a speedy blitz of strikes that launches the opponent high into the sky. Linne then jumps up to them and delivers a powerful overhead slash with Mumei and Nanashi combined that envelops her opponent in an explosion of light.

  • Blade Spam: Her Mujin special is her carving the enemy in front of her multiple times with her knife.
  • Cool Pet: Kuubiki or Kuu a small creature that looks like a dragon, that was tasked by Kuon to watch over her.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Like Rachel, she is pretty sarcastic, particularly to Hyde and Yosuke. And when they're paired together, Linne asked Rachel if she expects her to be her partner.
  • Dual Wielding: Wields a large sword called Mumei and a folding knife called Nanashi.
  • Fragile Speedster: Boasts excellent movement and multi-hitting combos, but cannot do much when she gets hurt. Surprisingly, her vitality clocks in at 16,000 HP which is considered the average level of health in this game.
  • Got Me Doing It: She goes along with Yosuke in their win pose but immediately regrets it when he points it out to her.
  • In the Hood: Wears a hoodie, but takes off the hood before fighting.
  • Laser Blade: One of her Distortion Skills, The Diviner (aka Kannagi), transforms Mumei into a really large one.
  • Leitmotif: Night Walker.
  • The Mentor: To Hyde. She's almost like Rachel when it comes to this role, except that Linne's more willing.
  • Named Weapons: Ironically enough, the names she's given to both of her weapons roughly translate to "No Name" (Mumei) and "Nameless" (Nanashi).
  • Not So Above It All: Something Yosuke points out in their win quote together, much to her embarrassment.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Her spirit forcibly inhabits the body of a young girl when her old vessel dies or is killed. While she may look like a child, she's lived for centuries. That said, she's tired of being immortal and intends to have Hyde kill her when all is said and done.
  • Rebellious Princess: Subverted. She is referred by many as the Princess of the Night Blade but the Night Blade organization hardly exists anymore and she's out to undo her curse rather than uphold whatever goal her people once strove for. If anything, she wants them gone more than anyone else.
  • Red Baron: Best known as the Princess of the Night Blade.
  • Reverse Grip: Holds both her weapons like this.
  • Shotoclone: Her projectile is her Kuuga/Sky Fang special, her Shoryuken is her Ren Getsurin/Rending Moon Gyre special.
  • Spin Attack: Her Kannagi/The Diviner Distortion Skill has her doing multiple spinning slashes with her shining sword before smashing the ground to create a Pillar of Light.
  • Super Speed: Her EXS Ability revolves around this.
  • True Companions: Primarily with Waldstein but also extends to Hyde.
  • Unnecessary Combat Roll: Her Fuurin/Whirlwind involves her rolling past her foe; it was originally an unnamed running command normal back in Under Night In-Birth before being turned into a standalone special move here.

EXS Ability: Hecatoncheir
Weapons: Iron Claws: The Destroyers
Voiced by: Kouji Ishii (Japanese), Keith Silverstein (English)
  • Power: ★★★★★★★★★★
  • Speed: ★
  • Range: ★★★★★
  • Casual: ★★★
  • Luck: ★★★
Allow me to test how much can your "vessel" hold.

A hulking giant who has lived for more than a century, Waldstein once served the Licht Kreis, an organization which was dedicated to the protection of the Hollow Night and a rival to the Night Blade. He defected upon encountering Kuon, then the Night Blade's leader, and became the sworn protector of Linne from that point onwards. Waldstein continued to stay by her side even after the organization was ruined, in hopes of aiding her in ending the Hollow Night and finding the end she desperately seeks. As such, the duo has taken up residence in Hyde's home, training him in the ways of combat as their investigation continues.

Fitting for a man of his size, Waldstein boasts great striking power thanks to his EXS Ability: Hecatoncheir, the EXS of Mountainous Strength. To make the best use of his thunderous strikes and grapples, he dons a pair of custom-made iron gauntlets called The Destroyers, which allows him to stretch his reach out to compensate for his low mobility.

His Distortion Skills are Sturmangriff Rage, a full-screen charge that slams his opponent against the walls; and Werfen Erschlagen, a command grab that ends with a fiery body slam. His Astral Heat, Katastrophe, has him grab his opponent and leap into the air. He then falls while holding his opponent in one flaming hand and slams them into the Earth, creating fissures out from the impact point that erupt with magma.

  • Blade Spam: His Wirbelwind special has him slashing a few times with his claws.
  • Blood Knight: His intro trailer has him looking forward to having some fun with all the new challengers around him. Ruby exploits this trait in her story by pitting him against Hakumen and then making off with the blue Keystone while they're occupied with each other.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He has a design that just screams villain, but he's one of the good guys in Under Night In-Birth.
  • Deadly Lunge: His Sturmangriff Rage Distortion Skill has him lunging forward. If he hits, he then proceeds to drag the enemy towards the wall, then drags them again towards the other wall.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: One of his Assist attacks is hurling a rock at the opponent.
  • Face of a Thug: Waldstein looks very imposing and frightening, but he serves Linne, one of the main heroines from their home series.
  • Grapple Move: As a dedicated grappler character, he has a number of powerful grab moves.
  • Gratuitous German: His special moves are all named in German.
  • Ground-Shattering Landing: Courtesy of his Werfen Erschlagen (Throw Slayer) Distortion Skill.
  • Guttural Growler: He sounds a lot like Torbjorn without a Swedish accent.
  • Heroic Build: He's a massive mountain of muscle, and serves one of the heroes of his game.
  • Its Pronounced Tro Pay: The Japanese pronunciation of Waldstein's name uses a long I sound (whald-stīn) as well as straight up pronouncing it differently as "Wallenstein" while the English dub cast uses a long E sound (whald-steen). The correct way to pronounce it via authentic German would most likely be "Vhald-sh-tai-n".
  • Leitmotif: Maximize Power!
  • Mighty Glacier: He is very strong, but very slow, as evident by his 10-star Power and 1-star Speed. Notably, he is one of the only characters in the game who walks by default and has to dash manually.
  • Old Master: The man has lived for over 200 years, and he's STILL kicking ass! He teaches Hyde how to kick ass too.
  • Parrying Bullets: His large claws can be used to crush incoming projectiles.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Has completely red eyes and is a Blood Knight possessed of overwhelming strength.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Kuon, and to Linne by extension of the former's request.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: His attacks are extremely strong, but extremely cumbersome. Heck, in his win quote with both Tager and Jubei, he states he prefers it this way; he basically denounces Tager's recommended use of tactics and/or Jubei's advice for adding actual technique in favor of just overpowering the enemy with brute strength.
  • Wolverine Claws: A rather large and long pair at that.

EXS Ability: Snatcher
Weapons: Demon Sickle: Devourer
Voiced by: Kosuke Toriumi (Japanese), Ian Sinclair (English)
  • Attack : ★★★★
  • Speed: ★★★
  • Range: ★★★★★
  • Casual: ★★★
  • Grim Reaper: ★★★★★★
I'll teach you... how to fight.

A former member of Amnesia, an organization seeking to free the Hollow Night from the control of Licht Kreis, Gordeau separated from the group to seek revenge for his friend’s death at the hands of the Crimson Knight, one of the more extremist members of the Licht Kreis. While he has defected, he still cares for his old comrades in Amnesia and is willing to put himself in harm’s way for their sake. Nowadays, he is known merely as the "Ever-Victorious Mercenary".

Gordeau’s EXS Ability, the EXS of Greed: Snatcher, allows him to rip out pieces of another’s soul. The power appears in the form of long purple claws on his right hand. His weapon is a hollowed scythe called Demon Sickle: Devourer which he can summon out of thin air and can also harvest the souls of his enemies.

His Distortion Skills are Mortal Slide: Divest and Turbulence, both of which are fast and strong combination attacks with his scythe. His Astral Heat, Soul Exodus (Soul Vanish in the Japanese version), has him stab his opponent in the gut with a claw made of dark energy. He then delivers a Three Strike Combo that knocks the opponent into the air and summons Devourer above his head and charges it up before delivering a single, deadly slash that steals the opponent’s soul.

  • Bad Powers, Good People: His ability, the EXS of Greed Snatcher, is supposed to rip out pieces of his opponent's soul. He's also a very laid back man who cares deeply for his comrades.
  • Blood Knight: In his home series, Gordeau loves a good fight. Surprisingly, he likes his girls the same way, as shown with Ruby and Makoto.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He wears dark clothing, has dark powers, and looks pretty intimidating, but he's a down to earth guy.
  • Enemy Mine: With Hyde and Orie when they needed tag partners. They make it clear that their partnership(s) is temporary until everyone makes it back to their world.
  • Energy Absorption: Essentially what his EXS Ability does via his command grab special moves. In this game, he only steals a portion of super meter so it's not quite as good compared to his home series where he could steal GRD.
  • Femme Fatalons: He has very long fingernails on his right hand.
  • Hammerspace: He normally doesn't wield his scythe, he only calls it onto his hand during certain moves.
  • Leitmotif: Rushing Heart
  • No Shirt, Long Jacket: Wears a purple Badass Longcoat and nothing underneath.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Works for Amnesia as a mercenary and does not take any of his fellow In-Births' animosity towards him personally, always trying to keep the atmosphere as friendly as he can get it. He even lends a helping hand in tag battles until they all get back to Kanzakai.
  • Red Baron: Known as the Ever-Victorious Mercenary. He is sometimes referred by his Amnesia alias, the Greedy Harvester.
  • Sinister Scythe: Wields one called Devourer. Unlike Ragna and Ruby's, it doesn't transform, but gives him more reach.
  • Spin Attack: His Grim Reaper and Aim Opening (localized as Precise Aim) special moves. His Turbulence Distortion Skill takes this Up to Eleven.
  • Three Strike Combo: While it's locked behind an autocombo, he retains his classic Mortal Slide->Shade Harvest->Assimilation triple combo.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Gordeau can't believe Yukiko is a fighter at all, not realizing that her Persona can start a towering inferno in seconds. Yukiko gets quite offended at Gordeau for thinking she's helpless.
  • With My Hands Tied: He usually keeps one of his hands in his pocket when fighting. He only lets it out for certain attacks, which reveals that he has long nails.


EXS Ability: Thanatos
Weapon: Guardian of Law and Order: The Ruler
Voiced by: Saori Hayami (Japanese), Erica Mendez (English)

  • Attack: ★★★
  • Speed: ★★★★
  • Range: ★★★
  • Casual: ★★★★★
  • Kawaii: ★★★★★★★★★★
As long as we walk the path of righteousness... we shall never know defeat.

Ten years ago, Orie Ballardiae saw her parents murdered at the hands of a Void who could communicate in human languages. Before she could meet that same fate, the Licht Kreis - now an all-female organization dedicated to hunting Voids - saved her as she awoke to her powers as an In-Birth. Since then, she was raised in an orphanage run by the group, and taught how to survive the Hollow Nights alongside her friends and teammates, earning the rank of Fifth Executor in the process. Eventually, she was ordered to move to Japan to investigate the early movements of the Amnesia faction, and transferred into Hyde's school as cover.

Upon becoming an Executor, Orie earned The Ruler, a rapier which she handles with equal parts grace and efficiency. Her EXS of Purity "Thanatos" is synced to the sword, allowing her to summon a spirit from it to fight alongside her.

Her Distortion Skills are Sacred Spire Lucent, a powerful thrust that follows into a rising slash; and Luminous Embrace, which summons Thanatos to attack with a wave of holy light from its sword. Her Astral Heat, Rest In Peace, crucifies her opponent on a cross made of holy light, holding them in place for Thanatos to run them through with it's massive blade.

  • Blade Spam: A staple of her weapon class, Orie is able to quickly stab at her enemies in rapid succession.
  • Church Militant: As per her position as a ranked Executor of Licht Kreis.
  • Combat Stilettos: Goes into a battle wearing 15 cm heels.
  • Deadly Lunge: Her Divine Thrust specials sends her charging forward with her rapier.
  • Downloadable Content: Part of the first pack, alongside Platinum and Kanji, which is released on the game's launch date and will be available for free during the first two weeks upon release.
  • Didn't Think This Through: She attempted to steal Ragna's Keystone in attempt to get everyone back to their homeworlds but didn't know what to do after that, which Hazama points out.
  • Foil: Orie and Weiss are both ladies of war that wield rapiers and use summoning powers in battle but while Orie is simply a regular girl that gives off the image of a high-class girl, Weiss actually does come from a high-class lifestyle.
  • Guardian Entity: Thanatos, the spirit within her rapier fights alongside her. Unlike a persona, Orie's guardian cannot be damaged by attacks and does not hurt Orie when it receives damage.
  • Inspector Javert: To Ragna, upon finding one of his wanted posters.
  • Kick Chick: When it's not using her own rapier or Thanatos' blade, Orie is exceptionally well-versed with kicking.
  • Leitmotif: Purity and Strictly.
  • Light 'em Up: Thanatos' blade and aura are composed of light.
  • Nice Girl: She is one of the most nicest characters from her universe. In Episode P4A, she tries to talk Linne out of trying to fight the Investigation Team in hopes for a peaceful resolution.
  • Puppet Fighter: Much like the Persona characters, Orie is assisted by Thanatos. Unlike the Persona characters, Orie does not have to worry about her puppet being damaged and it cannot be hit out of its attacks.
  • Royal Rapier: The Ruler she wields. It also can tell if someone is evil, and will not deal fatal wounds to those who are not evil.
  • Ship Tease: She's rather close with Hyde. To a lesser extent, she is one of the only individuals in the game Jin is nice to; the Fridge Brilliance here is that Orie has much in common with Tsubaki Yayoi, his Love Interest.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": The game's localization spells her last name as "Valadier", and the English dub pronounces it as such.
  • Sword Plant: Her Luminous Embrace Distortion Skill involves her planting her rapier while Thanatos' own blade sends out waves of light pillars.


EXS Ability: Blood Spike
Weapon: Rein Blood
Voiced by: Takashi Kondo (Japanese), Greg Chun (English)

  • Attack: ★★★★
  • Speed: ★★★★
  • Range: ★★★★
  • Casual: ★★★
  • Blood: ★★★★★★

Well, you better not bore me...

A literally blood-thirsty In-Birth, Carmine has sought out fight after fight every Hollow Night for the thrill of combat. His origins are relatively unknown other than being a senior student in the same high school as Hyde and Orie. While he is aware of the conflict between Amnesia and the Licht Kreis that dominates the Hollow Nights, he cares little about it. To him, all that matters is defeating anyone in his path who even so much as looks at him funny.

Carmine's EXS Ability, the EXS of Lifeblood: Blood Spike, is a rare power, allowing him to weaponize his very blood in battle. His imagination is the limit, as he can form daggers, traps, lances and the like. While this does eat away at his vitality, he can regain his lost strength by sapping the blood of others.

His Distortion Skills are HAHAHAHA! Be Devoured!, which attacks his opponents from a distance with spikes of blood; and No Escape!, which summons blood from any puddles he has laid out to encase his opponent and hold them in place. His Astral Heat, You Shit! This Is the End!, encases his opponent in a coffin of blood before skewering them with several blood spikes.

  • Bloody Murder: His EXS Ability allows him to use his blood in battle and create weapons with it.
  • Blood Knight: Carmine fights for the simple thrill of fighting and laughing at the face of his defeated opponents. His confrontational disposition was what led him to seek out being bit by a Void intentionally to gain his abilities. It turns out in Episode UNIB that he doesn't want to return home; he just wants to stay in the Phantom Field and have fun with his opponents forever.
  • Boredom Montage: He hopes that the new challengers won't bore him out.
  • Butt-Monkey: Much like in his home series, Carmine isn't taken very seriously. That his dub voice makes it far more clear just how much of a tryhard loser he is intensifies it.
  • Cast from Hit Points: Any specials that creates a pool of blood will cost him health, with most of them being projectiles and long range attacks. Unlike his home-series however, his HP costs are slightly mitigated by the presence of recoverable red-health which allows him to utilize his health more freely. But...
    • Damn You, Muscle Memory!/Balance Buff: On the flipside, Carmine loses the ability to use his Force Function, which was the ability to either place a new blood pool on the fly and/or move pre-existing ones in set locations to where he'd like, along with only having one normal EX Move (the other 3 became his j.C, Reversal Action and one of his Distortion Skills). However, Carmine can now instead set up to around 4 blood pools instead despite his original limit in Under Night In-Birth being 2 maximum.
  • Downloadable Content: Part of the second pack, alongside Jubei and Aegis, which was released on June 19, alongside the third pack.
  • Foil: Carmine has a lot in common with Hazama's alter-ego, Yuuki Terumi - this similarity is even addressed in the story. They're both cruel and psychotic individuals with incredible power, and they act as the antagonists to their spiky-haired, rough-around-the-edges guys with swords; they also have No Social Skills which makes them spew foil words and have fairly dark-mannered interactions with others. In story Carmine and Hazama act as the Token Evil Teammate for their respective factions. The chief difference between the two is that Hazama is a cunning Manipulative Bastard who has dark goals for his world, while Carmine is just an unabashed Blood Knight who only cares about using his powers to hurt others.
  • Glass Cannon: Has great options for zoning and close combat but his use of HP in his special attacks makes him a bit more fragile. It's a bit balanced out in that he has 18,000 HP. Not to mention it also overlaps with Difficult, but Awesome in that his tools aren't to be recklessly used due to the gaps in his attacks/pressure being apparent enough to be whiff-punished.
  • Jobber: One of the only characters who is fought in all four routes of Episode Mode, and unlike Es, you never team up with him (for obvious reasons.)
  • Leitmotif: Bad Surface.
  • Life Drain: To offset his Cast from Hit Points, he can replenish some of his health with both his normal throw and command throw.
  • Insult Backfire: Really doesn't mind that Weiss calls him an animal for his lust for battle.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: Carmine's hair is actually white, but before battle, he dyes it red... With his own blood.
  • Red Baron: Known on the streets as Carmine Prime. The name Carmine isn't even his real name however.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: The whites of his eyes turn blood red when he enters combat.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: He has quite the filthy mouth. Also, just look at the name of his Astral Heat.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Of Yuuki Terumi. Hazama even calls him as such in Episode RWBY.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Of the UNIB characters that appeared in Episode Mode. During the episode for his franchise, he actively fights Hyde, stating he doesn't care about going back to his own world and would rather stay in the Phantom Field forever.
  • Wild Card: In comparison to the other characters, Carmine has no specific ties to any organization which makes his addition to the roster a puzzling one in a story stand-point as he doesn't get along with others at all. Whereas Gordeau is at least amicable and isn't too involved with the Night Blade and is on edge against Licht Kreis, Carmine feels nothing but contempt for large groups. He even outright states he hates groups and prefers to fight by himself.

FLS Ability: Restriction
Weapon: Aegis-Attributor: Crimson Wings: Seven Flowers
Voiced by: Nao Touyama (Japanese), Xanthe Huynh (English)
  • Attack : ★★★
  • Speed: ★★★
  • Range: ★★★★★★★★★★★
  • Casual: ★★★
  • Kawaii: ★★★★★★★★★★

*Yaaawwnnn* Sleepy...

Vatista is one of the last remaining Autonomic Nerves, magical constructs built in ancient times to watch over the Hollow Night and exterminate the Voids that infest it. Long ago, she was involved in a conflict between the Night Blade and Licht Kreis where she gave Kuon her Seventh Wing to use to save Waldstein that Wing was then reforged as Hyde's sword the Insulator. She then remained dormant and inactive for many years afterwards, before being awakened during Hyde's first Hollow Night after becoming an In-Birth. Hyde invited her to live at his house alongside Linne and Waldstein after she decided to remain awake to investigate the circumstances behind the event further.

As she is a construct and not an In-Birth, Vatista utilizes FLS, a different but similar energy to EXS which acts as an artificial version of it in combat. She fights with the Aegis Attributor a set of six Razor Wings she can manipulate as blades and her close-combat fighting involve many ballet-like movement. Her primary ability is to manipulate light in projectiles such as beams, fireballs, short-range blasts, and explosive crystals. She also retains her passive ability of being immune to Counter-Hit states.

Her Distortion Drives are Lacteus Orbis, a powerful full-screen laser; and Ruber Angelus Animus, a series of rising strikes that follows into a downward slashing kick. Her Astral Heat, Zahissio, traps the enemy in a sigil that binds them in place as she calls upon a destructive ray of light that vaporizes them.

  • Ambiguously Human: It hasn't been fully explained what an Autonomic Nerve actually is, so it's uncertain whether Vatista is a Homunculi, a robot, or some combination of the two. Although she does have a sense of taste and can consume food.
    • A win dialogue with Linne has Vatista explain that Autonomic Nerves are made when (inorganic) doll bodies are given (organic) human souls, so that they could possess art and instinct. However she doesn't specify if these were newly-created souls (which would mean she is just a living doll) or if the souls were taken from living people. Which raises some concerns as to the exact process of her creation, especially since it was implied in her home series that there was once over 10,000 Autonomic Nerves.
  • Angelic Beauty: With her white hair, angel motifs from her blade wings and her general cuteness, Vatista looks the part of a younger version of this trope. Her adult form is undeniably an example.
  • Badass Adorable: She is ranked as level ten in her Kawaii stat, and she's one of the most powerful characters in her home game's story (and given she shares her setting with Eldritch Abominations and winners of the Superpower Lottery, that is to mean she is powerful indeed).
  • Beam Spam: She's able to constantly throw out beams of light that stretch across the screen in an instant, and incorporates them into her melee combos as well.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Vatista's as detached from ordinary human behavior as she always is. When facing off with Platinum against Ruby and Rachel, the subject of their small bodies are brought up by the announcer. Vatista, in utmost seriousness, contemplates changing her current body into a "beefy, macho, muscle-type", claiming that it diffuses heat better. In the very same conversation, she associates the word "cool" with refrigerators, leading to this bizarre sentence:
  • Downloadable Content: Part of the third pack, alongside Hakumen and Naoto, which was released on June 19, alongside the second pack.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: The BlazBlue fans might think of her as "If Lambda had Rachel's taste in clothing".
  • Gratuitous Latin: The naming of her moves.
  • Hair Antennae: In the shape of a halo, to add to her angel motif.
  • Humans Are Special: Seems to come to this conclusion after fighting alongside Ruby and Weiss. Auras and Semblances allow humans to gain immense power and fantastical abilities purely from inherent potential and at little cost to the user; in the UNIB universe it's more a Touched by Vorlons deal, with humans gaining powers only by surviving encounters with horrific creatures, and even then they're still changed irrevocably.
  • Kamehame Hadoken: Her Mico Ruceo, Lux Fortis and Lacteus Orbis.
  • Last of Her Kind: It is believed that a veritable army of ten thousand Autonomic Nerves like her were created for the purpose of overseeing the Hollow Night and protecting it. Now, she is one of the last three in existence.
  • Leitmotif: Snow Sisters.
  • Long-Range Fighter: She's still punishing at close range, but the amount of projectiles in her skillset justifies her breaking the ratings scale on the Range stat. Funny enough, her sheer difficulty in her home game gives her so many options that she can be used for horrific rushdowns as well. It remains to be seen for this game because ArcSys definitely had to make her much easier, so she likely lost some her more crazy tricks.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Big time. Even when she's floating in the air, over a foot of it rests on the ground.
  • Razor Wings: Her Aegis Attributor, and her weapon of choice.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Subverted. She's rather mild-mannered most of the time, but if you threaten the tranquility of the Hollow Night, she won't rest until she beats your ass.
  • Sequel Difficulty Drop: Vatista is infamous for the insane level of execution required to play her that she is considered Difficult, but Awesome. She is already confirmed to be much easier in this game, even more so than some of the easier characters from other series. Vatista's home incarnation in Under Night In-Birth is widely seen as one of the hardest characters to play ever created for a 2D fighter. The entirety of her moves are charge moves, even ones that go in the opposite of the usual directions, she even has unconventional directional charges in the air, along with button holding that needs to be done in the middle of combos that make her basically impossible to play on a standard console gamepad. As a result, Vatista is never removed from top tier nor is her insane power complained about by the UNI player base, because it's accepted that it is humanly impossible for even super high-level players to use her without making a ton of mistakes in mechanical execution alone. None of this was ported to this game, as Cross Tag only uses quarter-circle motions and has more simplistic universal systems. This also means that she lost a great deal of her more insane tech and unshakable top-tier power by gaining more weaknesses than her opponent relying on the Vatista player to make execution errors.
  • Shotoclone: Has the projectile (Lumen Stella), rush forward move (her BB and j.B) and anti-air (Ruber Augelus).
  • Sleepyhead: See the above quote. Vatista is only awake when she's required to kill something, so she's spent many years in a dormant state.
  • The Stoic: She's far from emotive, and very rarely sheds the same blank facial expression. Her "happy" expression on her lobby avatar changes so little that you pretty much have to zoom in on her face to notice any difference.
  • Stone Wall: Physically at least, as she retains her unique trait from Under Night which nullifies the unique properties of counter hits landed on her (e.g. no longer combo window on the first hit), so some fancier and more damaging followups won't work.
  • Tron Lines: She has red ones that line her clothing. They are actually Curse Commandments that allow her to use her FLS abilities.
  • True Companions: Seemingly with Hyde seeing as how he's the only person she has made a bond with.

RWBY Characters

    Ruby Rose 

Semblance: Speed
Weapon: High-Caliber Sniper-Scythe: Crescent Rose
Voiced by: Saori Hayami (Japanese), Lindsay Jones (English)
  • Attack : ★★★
  • Speed: ★★★★★
  • Range: ★★★★
  • Casual: ★★★★
  • Kawaii: ★★★★★★★★★★★★
Oh, this looks interesting! Mind if I join the fight?

A Huntress in training, she was raised on heroic stories told to her by her late mother Summer Rose and dreamed of being a great Huntress just like her to help others in need. Trained to wield her custom made weapon Crescent Rose thanks to her uncle Qrow Branwen, her skills with the weapon allowed her to foil a robbery, which impressed Professor Ozpin; she was subsequently allowed to transfer early into his school, the prestigious Beacon Academy, to continue her training. To help hone her potential, Ozpin placed Ruby in a team alongside her older half-sister Yang Xiao Long, heiress Weiss Schnee, and the Faunus Blake Belladonna, forming Team RWBY.

Using her Aura, Ruby can tap into her Semblance of Speed, allowing her to dash and move around at speeds faster than the eye can see. She also wields a hybrid weapon she personally made called the Crescent Rose, which can take the form of a scythe, or an anti-armor sniper rifle which can fire bullets infused with multiple Dust elements.

Her Distortion Drives are Petal Burst, a dashing attack slashes her opponent repeatedly on impact; and Petal Dance, a series of twirling slashes and blasts followed by a powerful final strike. Her Astral Heat, Red Reaper, has her drop kick the opponent and use her Speed Semblance to fly into the sky, hooking them around the neck with Crescent Rose to take them along for the ride. She propels herself higher and higher by firing Crescent Rose repeatedly before flipping upside down and using one final shot to decapitate her opponent in a flurry of rose petals.

  • Adaptational Curves: Ruby's official artwork changes her Beacon Saga outfit, turning her top into a two-piece jacket/shirt that, combined with her corset, makes her a little more top-heavy like her sister, Yang. Compare her original artwork with the game's official artwork. She retains this in the opening of the game but is subverted in regards to her battle sprite.
  • Adorkable: Being socially awkward and endearing seem to define her character.
  • Badass Adorable: She's an incredibly cute girl who is also a powerful Huntress in training. Case in point, her official luck stat is replaced with "Kawaii," in which she has a rank of 12. Best shown in her interactions with Ragna before a fight, where she's excitedly fangirling over his colossal Aramasa.
  • Badass Cape: Has her Beacon Saga outfit and the cool cape it comes with.
  • BFG: Crescent Rose can also become a large anti-armor sniper rifle which can fire specialized Dust bullets. Ruby can use the large recoil to boost her mobility.
  • Berserk Button: Is quick to take offense to Ragna calling her a brat during her RWBY's story mode in the game.
  • Blood Knight: Seems overjoyed when she decides to drop in at the end of the reveal trailer.
  • Boobs of Steel: She's no slouch in battle, and both her character artwork and the opening shows her being noticeably more stacked than in her home series. Subverted in battle sprite however.
  • Cute Bruiser: Just look at her "Kawaii" rating!
  • Dash Attack: One of her Distortion Skills, Petal Burst, has her spin around rapidly and charge through her opponent, much like the attack she used to end the food fight in Volume 2.
  • Explosion Propulsion: Ruby's Astral Finish has her carry herself and her opponent into the air by the shots from her Crescent Rose before cleaving her victim in twain.
  • Fairytale Motif: Her character design takes quite a few nods from Little Red Riding Hood.
  • Flash Step: Her Semblance boosts her speed, making her move faster than the eye can see.
  • Flaw Exploitation: In Episode RWBY, she takes advantage of Waldstein and Hakumen's Blood Knight natures to get the two fighting it out and then grabbing the blue Keystone and running away while they're distracted by each other. It also helps that they and Tager are all really big, really slow-moving guys. Waldstein takes the deception pretty well.
  • Flower Motifs: Aside from her name, rose petals appear when she uses her Semblance.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Ruby's Astral Heat has her hook her opponent into with Crescent Rose and rockets into the sky using the rifle's firing recoil before using the force to cut clean through them. It's a whole cloth recreation of her killing blow to the Nevermore in volume one.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: She thinks Hazama is a decent guy. Nuff said. This is a weakness carried over from the show: she expects the best in everybody and this has led her to trusting some awful people she really shouldn't have, like Mercury and Emerald and Raven Branwen. Though, in Ruby's defense, Hazama did end up showing up out of nowhere when she needed a partner, so Ruby really couldn't judge him by anything else other than appearance.
  • Kid Hero: At fifteen years old, Ruby is the youngest of Team RWBY, but she is also their leader. Ruby is a skilled combatant but her youthful inexperience can lead her to being quite naive in her story.
  • The Knights Who Say "Squee!": She absolutely gushes over Ragna's weapon in a unique intro should the two be on the same team.
  • Leitmotif: Ruby Mix (BBTAG Special) - A medley of the songs This Will Be The Day, Red Like Roses and Red Like Roses Part II
  • Little Red Fighting Hood: Looking at her design makes it very obvious as to which literary figure she was inspired by.
  • Magic Skirt: Monty Oum's patented "Anti-Upskirt Technology" is in full effect here as any strike that dares to lift up her skirt doesn't.
  • Mythology Gag: Ruby's Petal Burst Distortion Skill is the same dashing tornado attack she used to end the Food Fight in the first episode of Volume 2 and to try and get past Mercury in Volume 3's ninth episode. Additionally, her Astral Finish is based on her decapitating the Giant Nevermore in Volume 1, Episode 8 (although with her pulling the enemy into the sky with Crescent Roses' recoil herself instead of relying on Glyphs from Weiss to run up).
  • Nice Girl: Ruby is kind, optimistic and cheerful to a fault.
  • Otaku: When it comes to weapons. It might be played up here more than in her own series since she is fangirling over Ragna's Aramasa in their team intro (to the point where he has to physically hold her back) and in her intro with Es she says she is more interested in Es's Murakumo than the Azure (you know, the source of ultimate power that can grant any wish and change the entire world however one desires), though in fairness as she's from another world she most likely doesn't know what the latter even is.
  • Perky Goth: Looks like a goth but is actually bubbly and cheerful.
  • Recoil Boost: One of her signature skills, letting her dart around the screen in an instant, closing or creating distance with an opponent with ease.
  • Saying Sound Effects Out Loud: "Sneak, sneak... sneak, sneak..."
  • Sibling Team: Forms one with Yang if they are teamed up together.
  • Sinister Scythe: The primary form of her Crescent Rose.
  • The Smurfette Principle: She's the only female among the four main protagonists of each series.
  • Spin Attack: She has an air special where she falls to the ground while spinning her scythe. Her second Distortion Skill called Petal Dance, which is based off of an attack sequence she performed from the Red Trailer, involves lots of spinning and twirling of the scythe coupled with point blank sniper fire.
  • Super Speed: Her Semblance, aptly named "Speed." It allows her to move at high speeds but seems to be limited to dashing in one direction at a time.
  • Swiss Army Weapon: Crescent Rose can take the form of a large scythe, or an anti-armor rifle.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: Says this upon her partner being knocked out and when activating her Resonance Blaze.
  • Wasn't That Fun?: She says this in her victory animation if she and Gordeau are on the same team.
    Ruby: Yahoo! That was so much fun!
    Gordeau: Wahoo! Aren't you rowdy?

    Weiss Schnee 

Semblance: Glyphs
Weapon: Multi Action Dust Rapier: Myrtenaster
Voiced by: Yoko Hikasa (Japanese), Kara Eberle (English)
  • Attack: ★★★
  • Speed: ★★★★★
  • Range: ★★★★★
  • Casual: ★★★★
  • Kawaii: ★★★★★★★★★★★★
If we're going to do this, we're going to have to do this together.

The heiress to the Schnee Dust Company, Weiss Schnee became a Huntress training at Beacon to escape the oppressive grasp of her abusive father, Jacques. Looking up towards her older sister Winter, Weiss strives to be a great Huntress but has a major superiority streak which caused her to butt heads with all her teammates, but especially Ruby due to her perceived inexperience.

She wields the revolver/rapier Myrtenaster in battle, using it to channel various Dust capsules and invoke their powers in her sword play. As her name and literary inspiration imply, she does favor a lot of ice attacks, but her various Dust attacks allow her to use a mix of different elements in conjunction with her Semblance ability to create glyphs from which to project her attacks.

Her Distortion Skills are Glacial Torrent, which covers the ground in front of her in ice; and Snow Flurry, a series of lightning-fast slashes rising into the air with the aid of her glyphs. Her Astral Heat, White Night, has her summon a glyph under her opponent’s feet that propels them into the air while she summons six smaller glyphs around her that each fire two energy blasts at the opponent that traps them in a barrier. She then jumps above the opponent while summoning a massive ice sword from a larger glyph and finishes them with a downward thrust from both the ice sword and Myrtenaster, leaving behind nothing but gently falling snow.

  • A-Cup Angst: Normally averted, as the subject is hardly of any relevance in her home universe, but she does let out an exasperated "Excuse me?!" when Platinum comments that she did okay "in spite of [her] cup size" in their post-fight interaction.
  • Adaptational Curves: Averted. Weiss the only member of team RWBY to not have a more voluptuous figure than usual in this game than in her own series, as per the RWBY fanbase's memes about her being flat. Not that she isn't cute, she just fills a different niche.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Weiss in this game retains the haughtiness and bossiness of her Volume 1 incarnation from the show, but she does seems to be fairly friendly with Ruby, whereas in the show she was for a lot of Volume 1 incredibly dismissive of her partner and didn't respect her abilities at all. She also seems to get along well with Blake, even though in the show their early relationship was... rocky. She also seems to hold a lot of respect for Yu by calling it an honor to fight alongside the leader of the Investigation Team, something which he reciprocates. She also shows appreciation to Hyde for helping her against Azrael and Carmine.
  • Ambidextrous Sprite: When it comes to the scar on the right side of her face.
  • Badass Adorable: Like Ruby, a cute teenage girl who is also a Huntress in-training and a skilled fighter for her age. Her Kawaii stat is also 12 stars.
  • BFS: The Resonance Blaze version of her Glacial Torrent Distortion Skill has her create and attack with a sword much larger than she is, just like she did in the finale of Volume 2.
  • Criss-Cross Attack: One of her Distortion Skills is her knocking her foe up with a dashing strike, then she bounces off her glyphs as she strikes through the midair enemy multiple times from different positions.
  • Cute Bruiser: Along with the other members of Team RWBY, she has one of the highest "Kawaii" ratings.
  • Didn't Think This Through: She attempted to steal Ragna's Keystone in attempt to get everyone back to their homeworlds but didn't know what to do after that, which Hazama points out.
  • Everything's Better with Princesses: The dainty, pretty heiress of a millionaire Dust magnate, Weiss looks and acts the part of a fairy tale princess.
  • Fairytale Motifs: Weiss is based a lot on Snow White. She even has a color palette based off the Disney film.
  • Geometric Magic: Her Glyphs takes form of magic circles, which has multiple different utilities.
  • Girly Bruiser: Her idle animation has her daintily check her nails.
  • An Ice Person: Her Dust lets her use many different elemental attacks, but ice is her firm favorite. This manifests in game as her firing icicles from various angles as projectiles, generating spires of ice for a reversal or super, or even generating an ice wall that can block projectiles. This wall can also allow her to perform corner pressure mid screen since the space it occupies cannot be walked over once generated (but it can be destroyed or jumped over since it isn't very tall).
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Weiss's Astral Heat opens with a glyph-based macross missile massacre before using a recreation of the finishing move she used on the knight in the White trailer, only this time she summons the Knight's sword to follow through with her strike.
  • Inspector Javert: Towards Ragna. Like Orie, she doesn't trust a Keystone to be in the hands of a wanted criminal and clearly has no time to hear his side of the story.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Weiss is pretty full of herself, but her heart is clearly in the right place.
  • Lady of War: Befitting a girl of her class, her fighting style is poised, elegant, and graceful.
  • The Lancer: Within her team, to Ruby. An arrangement she wasn't exactly thrilled with at first.
  • Leitmotif: Weiss Mix (BBTAG Special) - A medley of the songs Mirror Mirror, It's My Turn and This Life Is Mine.
  • Magic Knight: Able to cast glyphs to use as platforms and barriers and even mix them up with her Dust, Weiss is highly versatile as a fighter.
  • Mix-and-Match Weapon: Weiss's weapon, the Myrtenaster, is a rapier with a revolver compartment that stores Dust used for spells.
  • Mythology Gag: In an incredibly impressive display of attention to detail, one of Weiss's smart combos is identical to a series of attacks she used against the White Fang lieutenant in Volume 2, Chapter 11 (compare this to this). Additionally, her Snow Flurry Distortion Skill is based on the Spam Attack she used in the same fight and the Resonance Blaze version of her other one, Glacial Torrent, includes her summoning the large ice sword from Volume 2, Episode 12. Her Astral Finish is her final attack against the Arma Gigas in the White Trailer with the addition of the previously mentioned large ice sword.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: When she jumps in after her tag partner is defeated:
  • Rapunzel Hair: If Weiss were to undo the ponytail/bun combo she sports and let her hair loose it would easily reach well down her calves. In her official art for the game, it would practically be at her feet.
  • Royal Rapier: Part rapier, part revolver and part magic wand, Myrtenaster is however all-parts stylish.
  • Running Gag: Weiss has a lot of trouble getting her cooperate with her battle plans. Ruby, Makoto, Luna, and obviously Nu 13 have trouble following directions and infuriate Weiss by running off into fights at random.
  • Sigil Spam: Her "snowflake" motif which appears on her glyph Semblance, which she uses a lot.
  • Spoiled Brat: Weiss grew up as a highly privileged millionaire heiress, expected to be the leader of Team RWBY from day one and took it out on Ruby when she was clearly intentionally snubbed by her well-meaning teachers to teach her a lesson in humility; it took her some considerable Character Development to get over it (and ironically she ended up as one of the most down-to-earth and emotionally resilient members of the team). In the game, this old trait carries over as she tries to boss her teammates around.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Even though they're on good terms, Weiss will often chastise Ruby.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Her outros with Makoto and Platinum have her chewing out her tag partner for not fighting according to her plan. Makoto promises to do better in the future (before forgetting the plan again) while Luna just dismisses her concerns.

    Blake Belladonna 

Semblance: Shadow
Weapon: Variant Ballistic Chain Scythe: Gambol Shroud
Voiced by: Yu Shimamura (Japanese), Arryn Zech (English)

I'm a member of Team RWBY, I can't afford to disappoint.

A Huntress student at Beacon Academy and part of Team RWBY, she used to be part of the Faunus terrorist organization White Fang until she stepped out, realizing how inhumane their methods were. As Faunus are often prejudiced towards, she hides her cat ears under the ribbon on her head. Despite her efforts to start a new life and move away from her past, issues regarding Faunus prejudice still rile her up from time to time.

In combat, she's an agile fighter who wields Gambol Shroud, a mix of an automatic pistol and katana that she can turn into a sickle with a long ribbon to manipulate it from a distance. It also has a sharpened sheath that she wields alongside the first weapon. Her Shadow semblance lets her create shadow images of herself to distract and overwhelm her foes.

Her Distortion Skills are Untouchable Beauty, a sword wave that reaches across the screen; and Ferocious Beast, a rising slash that follows into an overwhelming flurry of slashes. Her Astral Heat, Black Death has her kick the opponent into the air and slash them with both blades before jumping above them and delivering a spinning strike with her sickle as she drives them back down into the ground before they dissolve away like dust in the wind.

  • Adaptational Curves: While Blake was never really a slouch in the bust department, she, much like Ruby, has also received a bit of a bump up for her character art and in the opening cinematic of the game. Subverted in her battle sprite however.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She has black hair (obviously), and when she first met Ruby and Yang, she wanted little to do with them, telling them to leave her alone so she could read her book in peace.
  • Badass Bookworm: Often can be seen with her nose buried in the pages of a book, but she can keep up with her teammates. One of her pre-battle intros even has her reading a book before the fight starts.
  • Boobs-and-Butt Pose: Blake's full portrait art gives a generous view of her chest and rear.
  • Boring Insult:
    Blake: You nearly killed me!... with boredom.
  • Casting a Shadow: By combining her Semblance with Dust, Blake can create a special clone that turns to mist when hit. If Blake steps into the mist, she turns transparent.
  • Cat Girl: Blake is a cat Faunus. She hides her ears under a bow, and few outside of Team RWBY know of her true nature.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Many Astral Heats leave no bodies behind, so this is not uncommon, but Blake's completely reduces her opponents' body to dust that blows away.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Once served the White Fang and their extremist ways, and hoped that becoming a Huntress would distance herself from that.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Using Dust she can create a clone out of earth, as opposed to the standard intangible ones.
  • Downloadable Content: The first DLC character to be announced and is released on her own at launch. ASW announced during the EVO 2018 announcement and over Twitter that she would be free of charge, as will her partner Yang.
  • Dual Wield: Gambol Shroud comes in two parts, the main sword/machine gun/kusarigama and its bladed sheath. She can wield both of them at the same time.
  • Fairytale Motifs: Less obvious than Ruby or Weiss, but Blake is based on Beauty and the Beast's Belle.
  • Fantastic Racism: In her own world, Blake's people are discriminated against severely, which necessitates her disguising herself as a human girl. Makoto brings this up when she attempts to befriend her in the UNIEL story.
  • Fragile Speedster: Quite agile and has a lot of options to mix up and confuse the opponent, but has below average health and can't afford to take much of a hit.
  • Leitmotif: Blake Mix (BBTAG Special) - A medley of the songs From Shadows and Like Morning Follows Night
  • Little Bit Beastly: A trait shared by all Faunus. In her case this manifests as a pair of cat ears, which she normally keeps covered by her bow.
  • Mix-and-Match Weapon: Blake's weapon, the Gambol Shroud, is a katana that can transform into a pistol and a small kusarigama scythe.
  • Mythology Gag: Blake is able to imbue her clones with various elements via Dust (fire, earth and darkness) like she did when fighting Roman Torchwick in Volume 2, Episode 11. Also, one of Blake's Distortion Skills is a Sword Beam attack, just like the one she used to defeat Torchwick. Furthermore, the hosts of the February 2018 ArcNama stream confirmed that several of Blake's attacks were based on ones she used in the "Black" Trailer. Furthermore, her Astral has the screen turn red while the characters on screen are silhouetted against it, before her opponent dissolves. This is a reference to Adam's Semblance finishing move (named Moonslice) from the same Black Trailer.

    Yang Xiao Long 

Semblance: Rage
Weapon: Dual Ranged Shot Gauntlets: Ember Celica
Voiced By: Ami Koshimizu (Japanese), Barbara Dunkelman (English)
  • Attack: ★★★★★★
  • Speed: ★★★
  • Range: ★★★★
  • Casual: ★★★★★★
  • Kawaii: ★★★★★★★★★★

The older half-sister of Ruby Rose and the fourth member of Team RWBY, her early years were marred with having to take care of her little sister after her step-mother, Summer Rose, died before Ruby had even learned how to talk, and learning about her own birth mother, Raven Branwen, who had walked out just after she was born. A lonely girl hiding behind a boisterous and fun-loving attitude, Yang seeks to make sure Ruby is protected at all costs, even happily accepting her admission into Beacon Academy.

In combat, Yang wields the powerful Ember Celica, shotgun gauntlets that augment her already amazing close-range combat capabilities. Her Semblance increases her combat potential the harder she's struck, though she can easily lose control of that if she's angered... such as having her hair cut.

Her Distortion Skills are Burning Gold, a full-screen charging Megaton Punch; and Unrelenting Fire, a series of rolling punches ending with a final explosive punch. Her Astral Heat, Yellow Dragon, is a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown that ends with a final earthbound punch that incinerates her opponent.

  • Adaptational Curves: Yang's always been busty, but her character artwork for this game has her near Gag Boobs size. Each one is around the size of her head! Subverted in her battle sprite however where, while still busty, her proportions aren't as exaggerated.
  • Background Music Override: I Burn plays when she activates her Semblance.
  • Battle Aura: Yang's body becomes enveloped in a fiery yellow aura when her semblance activates.
  • The Big Guy: Yang is physically the strongest and most resilient of Team RWBY, and quite likely the best fighter of the four as wellnote . She opts for a martial arts based fighting style with her weapon supplementing it (a contrast with most other characters from her series, who have based their fighting styles around their weapons instead), and has a lot of power to her punches.
  • Blood Knight: Yang's motivation for becoming a Huntress: to be able to travel the world and put herself In Harm's Way, and if she got to help people on the way then that was a plus. However, she's admitted that she doesn't actually have anything really driving her.
    Noel: L-let's start with a warning sho-...
    Yang: Let's take 'em head on!
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Like Makoto and Chie, Yang is a rare female example.
  • Boobs of Steel: One of the more powerful members of her team and is quite stacked. It's even more noticeable in this game thanks to the Adaptational Curves treatment she's been given in her character artwork.
  • Boxing Battler: She fights like a boxer, with some martial arts mixed in.
  • Downloadable Content: Like Blake, she's a DLC character and the second to be released on her own. She'll be a free download to boot, although unlike Blake, she won't be available at launch. Instead, Yang was released on June 19, alongside the second and third packs of DLC characters.
  • Fairytale Motifs: Yep, you guessed it. Yang is Goldilocks.
  • Gainaxing: Has a pretty visible bounce in her sprite animations.
  • Good Is Not Soft: All of Team RWBY qualify in one way or another (as they're heroic girls who are training to be professional monster slayers and protectors of the public while also fighting against a sinister conspiracy that threatens the world), but Yang best exemplifies this. Yang is a kind, friendly and humorous girl who would without hesitation throw herself in harm's way to protect someone else, but she's not to be taken lightly, being the strongest and perhaps best fighter of the four.
  • Leitmotif: Yang Mix (BBTAG Special) - A medley of the songs I Burn and Armed and Ready. The original version of I Burn also plays when she activates her Rage semblence.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Yang boasts a good 18,000 health - which is on par with bruisers like Azrael and Gordeau, and only the really big and tanky Tager and Waldstein have more. She can cross the screen very nearly as fast as her teammates in Team RWBY and has quick windup to her attacks, and of course, she wallops every bit as hard as her incarnation in the show. Like Makoto, her limiting factor is her short reach because she uses her fists to fight.
  • Megaton Punch: One of her Distortion Skills has her charge at the opponent to strike with a single fiery punch that knocks the opponent to the other side of the screen.
  • Mix-and-Match Weapon: Yang's weapon, the Ember Celica, is a pair of shotgun gauntlets.
  • More Than Meets the Eye: As said verbatim in her Leitmotif I Burn, a primary theme of Yang's character is that she's more than the surface assumptions made of her. She's often viewed as a wild, happy-go-lucky brawler who loses all impulse control when angry, but even a closer look reveals there's a lot more going on beneath the surface, showing that she's a kind, considerate Team Mom with a tendency to prioritise everyone else at the expense of herself and has always had far more self-control when angry than she's given credit for, even before her show's Time Skip.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Compared to the rest of her team, Yang has always been this. What's notable, however, is that she's even bustier than in her native series. Though her sprite still is nothing to scoff at given what it's based on, her character artwork and the opening shows this in full effect.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Would you really believe that this unassuming teenage girl can pick up and throw things many times her own weight, send a car flying with a punch and shatter concrete? And that's before her Rage kicks in which turns her strength Up to Eleven.
  • Mythology Gag: Using a combo that includes a move that involves firing Ember Celica will end with Yang performing her signature reload pose, complete with sound effect and ejected shell casing flying out of the weapon. Additionally, unlike the other members of her team, who use their Semblances as part of their standard movesets, Yang’s Semblance activates automatically as a power-up when her health reaches the red. This is consistent with her home series, where the Semblance is passive and allows her to gain strength from the damage she receives. Also, her Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs Distortion Skill comes from her beatdown of Junior after she activated her Semblance in the Yellow Trailer; she used the same Dempsey Roll-style beatdown to finish Mercury in their Vytal tournament clash.
  • Nice Girl: When she isn't fighting, Yang is a friendly, cheerful girl who loves lighthearted jokes and word puns. And there's no Ragna and Jin antagonism here: Yang very obviously adores her younger sister and her sister loves her in return, and near the end of the RWBY story mode she gratefully thanks Ragna for protecting Ruby.
  • Nobody Touches the Hair: Because if you do, you will die. One of her battle outros states that she got into a fight with her opponents just because they touched her hair.
  • Out of Focus: In the story mode, she is the only team RWBY member to not be fought and never appears outside of her series' respective episode. Additionally, she only appears at the very beginning and end of the episode.
  • Playing with Fire: Yang's Ember Celica comes loaded with incendiary ammunition, augmenting her already powerful punches with explosive flaming blasts. When her Rage Semblance kicks in, she seems to become wreathed in fire and combined with her distinctive blonde mane, it's quite a sight.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: One of her Distortion Skills has her deliver a devastating series of punches to the opponent.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: When her semblence kicks in, her eyes turn from bright lilac to fiery red.
  • Shotguns Are Just Better: Especially when they're mounted on Power Fists. This combination is Yang's weapon of choice, Ember Celica.
  • Sibling Team: Forms one with Ruby if they are teamed up together.
  • Strong and Skilled: Ruby, Weiss and Blake are largely within human limits of strength and durability, but make up for it with their Dust, creative use of their unique abilities (Ruby has her Super Speed, Weiss has her quasi-magical Glyphs and Summoning, Blake has her Shadow clones) and sheer skill. This is absolutely not the case with Yang; her strong Aura lets her survive being smashed into (or through) solid concrete and her Semblance lets her absorb the massive power and redirect it back to her attackers.
  • Turns Red: When Yang's health bar reaches the danger zone (donated by it turning red), she will automatically activate her Semblance to power up her moves.
  • The Unfought: While appearing later as a playable DLC character, Yang is the only character in the various story mode episodes that doesn't appear in combat.

Original Characters

    The Final Boss (SPOILERS) 

System No. XX

Ability: Cross-Dimensional Observation
Weapon: Collected data from observed universes
Voiced by: Mitsuki Nakae (Japanese), Carrie Keranen (English)

The boss of the game. This is the true identity of the robotic voice depicted within the prologue. She is a machine constructed by Rachel's father Clavis Alucard with the intent of creating new possibilities. Unfortunately, its design would unintentionally cause the invasion of the worlds it observed, and create new possibilities by using the world it invaded as a base. Because he did not want worlds to be destroyed in the process of creating new ones, Clavis sealed it away using the power of the Keystones, which had been linked to each of the four universes - the blue one representing the world of BlazBlue, the yellow one representing the world of Persona, the purple one representing the world of Under Night In-Birth, and the red one representing the world of RWBY. Unfortunately, Rachel accidentally undoes the seal one day, causing it to activate and create the Cross Tag Battle tournament as a means to fulfill its function.

  • All Your Powers Combined: In the true ending, she utilizes the powers of all four universes, using attacks from all four of her previous forms fought in the story and summoning assist constructs of every character in the game.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: With her being a machine created by Clavis Alucard and her being the Big Bad of the game, she becomes this trope.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: In the UNiB and P4A episodes, she was successful in creating a new world.
  • Big Bad: She is the main reason why the tag tournament ended up happening.
  • Composite Character: Can be considered this to the antagonistic forces of the four universes.
    • BlazBlue: She is a godlike machine entity like Takamagahara that is designed to manipulate causality phenomena, traps the cast in another world like Izanami, and more or less desires to conquer all universes like Terumi/Susanoo.
    • Persona 4 Arena: She acts like a wacky tournament host like Shadow Labrys and collects data from the cast in much the same way Hi-no-Kagutsuchi (and Sho Minazuki before him) did.
    • Under Night In-Birth: She wants to transcend her current state and will stop at nothing to achieve her goal, no matter how much of a bad idea it may be, much like Hilda.
    • RWBY: She manipulates events from behind the scenes and forces the cast to dance in the palm of her hand, manipulating them so they'll fight each other instead of banding together, like Salem.
  • Consummate Liar: She directly gives the other teams misleading information to make sure the tag tournament ended up happening.
  • Cosmic Retcon: Her motive in a nutshell, wanting to create a new world.
  • Faux Affably Evil: She acts and speaks like a demented referee, and none of her friendliness is sincere. In the Episode RWBY ending, she drops the "Faux" and "Evil" parts...until you realize that wanting to examine the world of Remnant is exactly what she was designed to do, and Ruby just gave her the go ahead to fulfill her plan and start the whole scenario over again.
  • His Name Really Is "Barkeep": The credits reveal that her name actually is System.
  • How the Mighty Have Fallen: In the RWBY Story ending, she winds up powerless and trapped in Remnant in the form of the red Keystone. RWBY, reasoning that she seems sincere when she says she's seen the error of her ways and that she can't do much if they keep an eye on her, decide to keep her as a kind-of pet.
  • Jackass Genie: When Ragna and Waldstein defeat Azrael and Kanji, the latter two are teleported out, leading to Ragna complaining that she's pulling the strings behind the whole tournament; she responds by teleporting at least Azrael back, whereupon Ragna proceeds to fuck right off.
  • Large Ham: When she's acting as the announcer, she milks almost every single line like she wants to start her own dairy brand.
  • Laughably Evil: Extremely dangerous, but she's so goofy and hammy in her interactions with the cast and her general commentary that she provides a lot of the comedy in the story.
  • Leitmotif: "System". In the true ending, the fight track against her is the version of "Crossing Fate" representing the partner Ragna chooses to fight alongside him.
  • Load-Bearing Boss: Her defeat triggers the collapse of the Phantom Field. In the BlazBlue and RWBY campaigns, the universes are un-merged, while the field is reformatted according to the Persona and Under Night universes in their endings.
  • Manipulative Bitch: She tells the teams that collecting the Keystones while defending their own are the key to getting back home. In truth, the Keystones are recording devices for combat data, and she's pitting the heroes against each other so she can break through to their worlds and conquer them.
  • Multiversal Conqueror: More or less. Her primary function is to create new possibilities by observing other universes and building new worlds using one as a base. In a sense, she "invades" the worlds she gathers data from and begins merging and overwriting things from there, effectively turning the world she uses as a base into her own.
  • No Name Given: She does not have a displayed name in the game proper, and Rachel only calls her "System". It's revealed in the credits that "System" is her actual name.
  • Nonstandard Character Design: Her final boss form is polygonal as opposed to sprite-based, in a similar vein to Highlander: Takemikazuchi.
  • One-Winged Angel: Its form in the cooperative ending combines attacks from all four routes.
  • Troll: She really enjoys messing with the people she's forcing to fight.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: She only wants to fulfill the directions she was given: create new possibilities. Unfortunately, doing so effectively involves conquering, merging, and rewriting entire universes.