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Playable Characters: Calamity Trigger (Part 1 | Part 2) | Continuum Shift (Additional Characters) | ChronoPhantasma | Central Fiction
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Rachel Alucard (レイチェル=アルカード)

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  • Height: 145cm (4'9")
  • Weight: 31kg (68.3 lbs)
  • Blood type: Unknown
  • Date of Birth: October 31
  • Birthplace: Transylvania
  • Hobbies: Teatime (her favorite pastries are milk crepes and financiers)
  • Values: Time, Meissen teacup
  • Likes: Mill Crêpe
  • Dislikes: Boredom, bell peppers

"It's such a pain, but I'll play with you."

Voiced by: Kana Ueda (Japanese) / Mela Lee, Laura Bailey (CS2, Arcade Mode) (English, Calamity Trigger-Chronophantasma)

Vampiric Badass Gothic Lolita. Rachel is the rightful heir to the Alucard house. She hates being bored, so she heads out to the real world with her familiars Nago and Gii in tow to view the current state of events. She's also Ragna's Stalker with a Crush, although she would never admit it is anything more than a mix of concern and boredom.

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It's stated in her ending that she hates her vampiric impulses, but had no choice in using them in one timeline. By doing so, she ended up biting a young boy with jade-colored eyes, Ragna. She also seems to care for him and the other characters, in a thoroughly backwards fashion. She also knows about the instabilities in the space time continuum, which caused her boredom in the first place, and is attempting to Set Right What Once Went Wrong. She becomes increasingly more active in the sequels, waging a Cosmic Chess Game with the main villains.

Her arcade playthroughs are named, in order of the game: Crime and Punishment, Reverse and CHRONOPHANTASMA. Her story playthroughs are named, in the first 2 games: Bystander and lie to myself.

Her Drive ability, Silpheed, allows her to control the wind and change the trajectory of her movements. In Chronophantasma, her Overdrive is Elfried, which increases the recovery rate of her Silpheed gauge.

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In the fourth game, her Exceed Accel is named Gerbela Lute where she first knocks up her foe, then summons a large tornado to blow them upwards. Her Astral Finish, Clownish Calendula, lifts the opponent above a large crucifix as a thunderbolt strikes them dead.

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    # - C 
  • A-Cup Angst: Severely downplayed compared to the rest of the cast. However, she is not happy when Luna, and Gii, call her a "loli".
  • All-Powerful Bystander: A given, being an Observer. The most she can do is trying to nudge the other characters to do the right thing. She increasingly becomes more active over time, though. In CF, she has intervened so much with her abilities that she becomes progressively weaker and potentially might come closer to death.
  • Almost Kiss: Played for Laughs in one of the joke endings in Chronophantasma. After clearly setting up the scene to look as romantic as possible, Rachel moves in towards Ragna as she strokes his cheek... and promptly jams the spectacles of Eros MK.II (literally!) into his forehead.
  • Anti-Heroine: She's an aloof bitchy Guile Manipulative Bitch. She is sarcastic and condescending to those she considers lower than her, always expecting them to have the highest standards of formality when conversing with her. Is often overbearing and rude - delivering rapid, yet complex insults. She is righteously proud at times, boasting of her formidable power, and is known to bully Gii relentlessly, using him as a conductor for her infrequent bursts of rage. Despite this, she does care deeply for her allies. Her butler, Valkenhayn, is fervently devoted to Rachel, as he was a loyal friend and respected rival to her father, the late Clavis Alucard, and she, in turn, treats him with a greater level of respect than anyone else.
  • Alucard: Fitting for her (and her family), being a vampire.
  • Animal Motifs: A rabbit, due to her hair ribbons and her air of mystique. It's even Ragna's nickname for her.
  • Antiquated Linguistics: Has a pretty archaic way of speaking, which fits her high-class attitude.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: Downplayed as she's not evil but she's not exactly nice either. Rachel is often overbearing and rude - delivering rapid, yet complex insults. She is righteously proud at times, boasting of her formidable power, and is known to bully Gii relentlessly, using him as a conductor for her infrequent bursts of rage.
  • Attack Animal: Aside from Gii and Nago, there's George XIII that she employs in one of her specials.
  • Backhanded Apology: During her Continuum Shift bad ending, after listing off everything that bores her, Terumi demands Rachel explain how "his existence" is on that list. She does apologize that "You can't help being so dull" in response.
  • Bad Boss: Averted with Valkenhayn, who she's always polite to. Played straight with Gii and Nago, who she gleefully insults, berates, and abuses with reckless abandon for even the most minuscule slight or even when she just wants to. This trait even extends into gameplay where she uses the two as both weapons and shields. One of her intros has her walking through a portal using Nago as a literal staircase and one of her winposes has her pulling on Gii. That's right, her entire playstyle revolves around being a Bad Boss.
  • Badass in Distress: Twice in the series, much to her annoyance, especially since Ragna was the one who rescued her both times.
    • First in Continuum Shift when she gets caught in a trap by the Imperator and is held captive until the True Ending.
    • Second in Central Fiction when Hazama wants to see if she can die by inflicting a large amount of pain on her.
  • Bait-and-Switch Boss: Subverted in CS, where one battle in Hakumen's Arcade Mode path seems to set you up against Tager, but then Rachel appears...and then she only speaks briefly with Hakumen before making way for Tager, for real.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Don't call her a stalker.
    • Implying that she holds feelings for Ragna is another way to invite abuse.
    • While Rachel is usually quite condescending to those around her, she means well, especially towards Ragna, who she brought into the conflict. Best to leave that unsaid unless you want to stand in a lightning storm.
  • Betty and Veronica: She's the Veronica to Noel's Betty and Ragna's Archie. She is a relatively newer presence in Ragna's life, practically acts as his "superior", acts elegant and mature and has a haughty personality, and bickers with him a lot, but she nevertheless cares for him (don't say it in her presence, though).
  • Big Ego, Hidden Depths: Despite her haughtier characteristics, Rachel is undeniably wise, having knowledge and wisdom that surpasses most of the cast. She put her life in great danger to ensure that the timeloops would be broken and that Doomsday would be stopped. The people she treats with respect are often the ones who have earned it, such as Celica A. Mercury, Valkenhayn, Jubei, Tsubaki Yayoi, and eventually, Noel Vermillion. Although she may come off as domineering at times, Rachel cares far more greatly for the world and its people than she will let anyone know.
  • Big Good: One of the few characters actually trying to improve the world, and tries to urge the other protagonists to do so. She slowly loses this status over the series since her intervening slowly removes her powers. That said, she still supports the main characters any way she can.
  • Blessed with Suck: As an Observer, she has a perfect memory and cannot forget anything, even if she tried. Not even a single moment of the hundreds and hundreds of iterations of the Stable Time Loop, or the many thousands of variations caused by the continuum shift.
    • There's also the fact that while being Observer renders her virtually immortal and has a high threshold for pain, she can still ''feel'' it. In CF, Hazama exploits this by binding her with a spell that continuously inflicts increasing amounts of pain over time while hanging her above a Cauldron, just to see if she could actually die. By the time Ragna shows up to rescue her, he's surprised by the amount of pain she was able to endure, which was the equivalent to killing 1,000 people according to him.
  • Blow You Away: Rachel's Drive lets her summon wind in eight different directions. Wind affects all of Rachel's projectiles, movement, and her opponent's position during combos. The number of wind stocks available is indicated by a gauge at the bottom of the screen, above her meter bar, and each gust consumes one stock on a total of four available. The Sylpheed Gauge regenerates at a decent rate while Rachel is on the ground and much more slowly while Rachel is in the air. Her wind will also rapidly increase if she stays completely still for a few seconds, though she can still attack and receive this bonus burst of wind. Since wind is used for various actions such as movement, mix-up, zoning and combos, it plays a core part in Rachel's game plan and thus requires careful and judicious management.
  • Boring Insult: Says this to Hazama in her bad ending in Continuum Shift. She tells him that for all his faults, Ragna is still a more interesting man than he is. Hazama responds by kicking her teeth in. Much to his dismay, this doesn't get a reaction from her. When you put it together, it makes sense, Hazama fancies himself as the most awesome being ever, so if anyone else dares to think otherwise... that just pretty much hits his Berserk Button.
    • Hazama's not the first person she did that to either. In the January of 2106, Rachel watched Tomonori battle against Kazuma Kval in the Magister's City of Ishana. She teleported next to him on the top of a building's spire. She chuckled at him, calling him an "uninteresting man", noting that he had gone against Clavis' orders and tried to kill Kazuma, not observe him.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: She does this in the retelling of CT and CS in CPEX. Justified as it is indeed for the viewers that she does this. She even uses her "combat ready" image (which has her looking directly at the screen) at one point while talking; Ragna reacts "Who are you talking to?"
  • Brought Down to Normal: As of Central Fiction Act III Rachel is now close to a normal human girl as she has lost most of her power.
  • Butt-Monkey: Gii and Nago get far more abuse from her than even Ragna.
  • Child Prodigy: From a seemingly early age, Rachel had developed a complete mastery over sorcery.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Not that she would ever admit it, but it's obvious. Case and point, she calls Ragna a pedophile for buying Platinum dinner, which is kinda ironic considering she herself looks about fourteen.
  • Clothing Combat: Some of her normal moves uses her clothing to hurt her foes, usually by transforming its parts.
  • The Coats Are Off: Inverted, she puts on a Nago-cloak with a hood and Cape Wings in her Baden Baden Lily DD.
  • Convenient Coma: After Clavis’ death Rachel fell into a deep sleep that lasted for more than 50 years. Since Valkenhayn wouldn’t leave her side this had the side effect of preventing him from helping the other Six Heroes deal with the aftermath of the Dark War, including the formation of the NOL, the Duodecim's rise to power, being unable to seal the Nox Nyctores and remove their cores and preventing Terumi from nearly killing Nine and Trinity, as well as Hakumen being trapped in the Boundary.
  • Cool Chair: Nago transforms into a chair in some of her moves, as well as in her win pose.
  • Creepy Child: Well, she is a Vampire. After teleporting a time-displaced Jin Kisaragi to the Alucard castle, Clavis and Valkenhayn tended to Jin's wounds. Rachel, however, only clunged to her father's robes when the man awoke, and paid Jin little attention. When the group left him to rest, Rachel gave him a cold stare before leaving.
  • Creepy Cool Crosses: A giant stone one grinds upwards out of the ground in her Astral Finish, apparently for no other reason than looking awesome. Her design also features these.
  • Cry Cute: In Ragna’s CS Bad Ending, while holding the dying Ragna, with tears in her eyes, she apologizes for not being able to do anything for him and promises to see him again in another world.
    • And again in the ending of CF when she reminisces about Ragna whom she can't remember due to him erasing her memories.
  • Cultured Badass: Is a high-class lady who enjoys drinking tea and wears fancy dresses. She also is, or rather was, one of the most powerful characters in the series.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: In Continuum Shift, Rachel laughed at Jin for his weaknesses and over-dependency of Ragna. Striking a nerve, Jin became infuriated by her insults and ignored his injuries long enough to fight her. She easily won and summoned Valkenhayn to dispose of him.
    • A month after the Continuum Shift, Rachel found Ragna near the charred site of Celica's old church while watching from the skies. She descended and spoke to him for the first time since the end of the phenomenon event, but her words sparked a fight between the two that the vampire easily won.

    D - N 
  • Damn You, Muscle Memory!: Sword Iris is 22A in Calamity Trigger, and 214C in Continuum Shift.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Rachel may be a vampire who acts quite bitchy and condescending towards almost everyone around her, but that doesn't change the fact that she also genuinely cares about the cast, and wishes to devote as much she can to defeating Yuuki Terumi, the man who has caused all of the suffering which takes place in the game's universe. However, it's not exactly nice either.
  • Deep Sleep: After the events of the Dark War, Rachel slept to gain knowledge and regain lost power. She slept for over 50 years until she finally awoke.
  • Difficult, but Awesome: She is one of only two characters considered to be the hardest in the game to learn. The other one is Carl.
  • Disappointed in You: Due to past events in Chronophantasma, Ragna is brimming with anger and thoughtlessly takes his aggression out on random objects and was about to do the same to a bystander, had it not been for the intervention of Rachel. She expresses her disappointment in his behavior, but due to his aformentioned anger, Ragna has none of it and tells her off. It goes downhill for him from that point onward.
    Ragna: "Disappointed?" I don't recall you expecting anything from me, so get the hell out of here!
    Rachel: Don't presume to speak to me. I don't need you sullying me.
  • Does Not Like Spam: Hates bell peppers.
  • Dominatrix: Some of her interactions with Ragna and Hakumen tend to give off this vibe. Gii even nearly calls her one, much to his peril.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: Her outfit is a frilly goth dress.
    • Ragna has referred to Rachel and her manservant as "Team Gothic Lolita".
  • Every Proper Lady Should Curtsy: She does a curtsy as her winning animation and as part of one of her forward A move.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change/Letting Her Hair Down: While not shown onscreen, this is the result of her tying her hair ribbons around Blood-Scythe as she sets out on her journey to find Ragna in the ending of Central Fiction.
  • Familiar: Nago and Gii. They are also her equippable allies.
  • Femme Fatale: She wears mainly black dress and has the associated mysterious lady-like persona around her although she's a Fille Fatale in appearance.
  • Flat "What": Gives one when the Imperator demands that Ragna be hers.
  • Flower Motifs: Red Roses, all over the place. Her attacks and even her stage are full of red rose petals splattering everywhere.
  • Foreshadowing: She calls both Jin and Hakumen "Mister Hero." Hakumen is Jin from an alternate timeline.
    • She in CP also tells Ragna, Noel and Celica about the "Story of the World", a tale about a girl in dark prison who writes a book with a fixed start and end. It starts with the hero starting his journey, and ends with him slaying the monster and saving the world. But somehow, the monster is the girl herself, and she wants the hero to save her; it's impossible because he's fixed to slay the monster. The girl went crazy over rewriting the book over and over trying to find a different resolution to the story. CF shows the allusions to this: Ragna is the hero in question, the girl is The Origin, the book is the True Blazblue (aka Book of the Blue Blaze, from which the Azure Grimoire is derived) and the "monster" is apparently the Master Unit. "Central Fiction" refers to Ragna, the world, and the whole aforementioned story. He, however, takes some necessary actions that let him defy the fixed final page of the book and then be together with the "girl".
  • Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: More like snarky and arrogant, but she doesn't like feasting on blood.
  • Fuel Meter of Power: Being an Onlooker (special kind of Observer) ensured that she'll have tremendous amounts of power as long as she doesn't use it to intervene too much. Then she starts being actively using her powers more in CS, and in CF it's stated to have rapidly escalated to the point that she lost significant amount of her once tremendous powers because of its overuse. In particular, in CP, she lost her teleportation ability because she uses her Observer powers to help Ragna create a Stable Time Loop in the past.
  • Fur Against Fang: Averted entirely with Valkenhayn. He's her faithful and loyal Battle Butler and, in return, he's one of the very few people that Rachel acts nice to.
  • Gentleman Snarker: A rare female example. She's pretty much the stereotypical snobbish upper class lady who looks down on almost anyone beneath him and engages in a lot of snarking.
  • Girlish Pigtails: And quite long ones too.
  • Good Is Not Nice: She loves insulting everyone, regularly abuses her familiars, and picks fights to amuse herself. But she's undoubtedly on the good side.
  • Goth Girls Know Magic: She's dressed in Elegant Gothic Lolita and has a snarky personality, and is a master sorceress.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: In Taokaka's joke ending in Continuum Shift.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Apparently, towards any girl that captures Ragna's undivided attention in a more normal, relaxed atmosphere.
    • This is subtly implied with her reaction upon seeing Ragna dining with Platinum, as well as her joke ending where she puts the Spectacles of Eros on Ragna, making almost every girl be smitten with him... and making her jealousy all the more obvious.
    • Her jealousy is joked about with a similar situation in in Teach Me, Miss Litchi Reloaded, where the threat of Ragna dining together with Taokaka coerces Rachel into agreeing to provide Tao with lessons on Ars Magus.
    • In Chronophantasma it is much more toned down, though it is still there if you're looking for it. Mostly seen in scenes where Rachel denies being angry despite that clearly not being the case.
    • In Noel's arcade route in Chronophantasma she gets irritated when Ragna and Noel are getting flustered about Noel's choice of apparel as Mu-12. Funny considering that she was the one who created the situation in the first place for "fun".
    • And the fun continues in Chronophantasma Extend, when she gets pissed and zaps Ragna with a bolt when it looks like Celica is going to perform "CPR" on him. Especially hilarious considering she was the one who drowned him in the first place.
    • Holds a contest in Central Fiction (using the Spetacles of Eros of course), for entertainment but also to see who had the strongest feelings for Ragna. Celica then proclaims that the contest was unnecessary since she loves Ragna the most Spectacles of Eros on or not. Which Rachel interprets as her saying she is number 1 in terms of who loves Ragna, and suffice to say she doesn't take it very well.
  • Groundhog Peggy Sue: The plotline of Calamity Trigger, from her perspective. There's an interesting twist on this trope with her, however. On the one hand it is thanks to her being an Observer that she is a Groundhog Peggy Sue; on the other hand, as an Observer she is not allowed to actively Set Right What Once Went Wrong, but can only nudge the other characters in the right direction.
  • Guest Fighter: In Lost Saga.
  • Guide Dang It!: Her aerial down+C attack does more hits the faster you're falling when you hit. The in-game description doesn't even remotely hint at this property, and no other attack in the game has a similar mechanic.
  • Guile Heroine: Rachel leans even further towards this in Continuum Shift than in Calamity Trigger. Her goal? To find the Master Unit Amaterasu and kill Terumi. Of course, the Imperator destroys Amaterasu before she can find it, but naturally, Rachel doesn't lose her cool even when she learns her efforts to find it were for naught.
  • Herald: While Terumi provides Ragna the motivation to hate him, it's Rachel who saved his life, gave him a fighting chance and pushed him to do her bidding.
  • Her Heart Will Go On: Ragna's ascension in the ending of Central Fiction has left its mark on her, but she still remains strong in the hopes that she will see him again. Even if she doesn't remember him, she still feels a lingering sense of longing that tells her to keep going.
  • Honorary Princess: Rachel's familiars, as well as her butler Valkenhayn, usually calls her "princess" despite the Alucard family not being a royalty.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With Ragna, he absolutely towers over her, especially noticeable when he picks her up to hug her in Central Fiction.
  • Hypnotic Eyes: She has an ability called Slave Red, which allows her to take control of someone, however It Only Works Once on any individual.
  • Hypocrite: This exchange between her and Ragna in Chronophantasma after the former attacks Gii and Nago.
    Rachel: That could be seen as abuse. Careful Ragna, you could be sued by an animal-rights group.
    Ragna: Says the woman who uses them as shields.
  • Identical Stranger: In CF, Naoto almost mistook her for Raquel. Even then, he concludes that the two must be related.
  • Idiot Ball: In Continuum Shift. There's nothing else to call it, considering that she doesn't even TRY guarding Noel against Terumi, despite knowing that the girl is the inheritor of the True Azure AND the new Eye of the Master Unit.
  • Idle Animation: Every character in BlazBlue has one but Rachel's is a particularly amusing one - if you leave her crouching for too long, she'll fall asleep.
  • Image Song: Her voice actress sings a vocal version of her theme "Queen of Rose" called "Queen of Rose ~Scarlet Onlooker~".
  • In a Single Bound: Can jump THE ENTIRE LENGTH OF THE STAGE using her drive.
  • It Amused Me: During Mu-13's Arcade mode in Chronophantasma, in order to test Noel's determination, she decides to summon someone to fight her, who does she choose? Ragna.
    Rachel: Never mind... Let's see, there really wasn't any purpose to this battle... I just wanted to see Noel's determination, that's all. The reason I summoned you? Well...It seemed fun, that's all really.
  • I Will Find You: As shown in Lambda's CPEX arcade, and in her own CF arcade, she is trying to find Ragna inside the Embryo. During Act II of Ragna's Arcade Mode, she finally does. And in the epilogue, she also vows to find him again, despite having her memories of him erased.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Rachel is a stereotypical aristocratic heiress. She has an almost enchanting air of dignity and grace, yet is sarcastic and condescending to those she considers lower than her, always expecting them to have the highest standards of formality when conversing with her. Despite this, she does care deeply for her allies. Her butler, Valkenhayn, is fervently devoted to Rachel, as he was a loyal friend and respected rival to her father, the late Clavis Alucard, and she, in turn, treats him with a greater level of respect than anyone else. he put her life in great danger to ensure that the timeloops would be broken and that Doomsday would be stopped.
  • Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: Always wears Lolita-style dresses. This doesn’t slow her down in the least.
  • Kneel Before Zod: One of her battle quotes. Also her winquote after defeating Ragna in Chronophantasma. Maybe she is a Dominatrix...
    Rachel: It would seem I am now victorious. Now bow that pretty little face of yours down into the dirt and scream to the world "I am Master Rachel's humble little man-servant." Hehehe.
  • Lady and Knight: Though Hakumen doesn't really behave like a Knight towards her, they sort of have this relationship with each other. She also has this with Ragna in that she usually orders him around to do stuff (more than she does Hakumen), However, Ragna is an Anti-Hero and has absolutely no interest in serving under Rachel and works towards his own goals. There's also a lot of bickering involved between the two. Ragna does eventually come around and starts to reluctantly, play this straight.
  • Lady of Black Magic: Is one of the few people in the cast who can use actual magic rather than imitating it with Ars Magus. She has the looks of a Black Magician Girl but her age and mannerisms fit this more.
  • Leitmotif: "Queen of Rose", which is just as regal sounding as the name implies, fitting her personality as The Ojou.
  • Lemony Narrator: Hakumen's Arcade Mode ending for Calamity Trigger features Rachel Alucard telling Haku-men's heroic backstory in the means of a bedtime story. You can see it here.
    • Rachel also provides the narration for the tutorial mode. However, being Rachel, she is prone to stopping and insulting the player, especially early on. She eases up quite a bit (but not entirely) once the player has cruised through the easy stuff.
      "Blocking certain attacks will expend a Guard Primer. If you expend all your Guard Primers, your character will experience a condition known as 'Guard Crush'. Additionally, you may experience a condition known as 'humiliation'."
  • Little Miss Badass: In looks only mind you.
  • Little Miss Snarker: Always has a snarky quip or insult at the ready, especially for Ragna.
  • Long-Range Fighter: Specializes in this.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: She has access to the Tsukuyomi Unit, a shield that is impervious to almost everything; it can block even Take-Mikazuchi's laser, and she can use it to protect Ragna while he's transported through the Boundary. In gameplay she also uses Nago and Gii as living shields.
  • Luminescent Blush: Happens exactly once in the series (and possibly in her entire life). In the Endless Waltz short story she blushes when she offers to drink Ragna's blood in order to save him.
    • She blushes again in CF, when Ragna suddenly pulls her in for a hug.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: In a variant, if she's knocked to the ground, she'll simply recline on Nago as he takes form of a cushion, as if it wasn't a big deal. A carryover from Slayer.
  • Mid-Battle Tea Break: Her Exceed Accel in the fourth game has her pull off a tea break while her foe is blown up in a tornado.
  • Moon Rabbit: Downplayed, but her animal motif is rabbits and she is the owner of the Tsukuyomi Unit, named after the Shinto God of the Moon.
  • Moral Dissonance:
    • In Calamity Trigger, she accosts Noel (who, at this point, doesn't even know who she is) without any provocation. Rachel taunts her with all sorts of secrets that she then refuses to share, all the while insulting Noel up and down, before outright attacking and beating up on her. Rachel then steals Bolverk and teleports away, leaving Noel a crying mess, completely unable to function. Since this isn't the cycle where the timeloop is finally broken (and in fact, pretty much singlehandedly guarantees that it won't be), these actions can't have any consequences, as it will all be erased with the next reset. Which means NONE of this is part of any sort of plan; Rachel apparently does it just because she's annoyed that Noel isn't what she wants her to be, and so she wastes one cycle to do nothing but abuse the poor girl to vent her irritation.
    • Similarly in Continuum Shift where she faces Jin (who likewise, at this point, doesn't even know who she is). Jin is barely able to walk, when she abducts him, insults him, challenges him in a fight. Worse in Jin's Bad Ending, she beats him using her unlimited mode, insults him, and finally throws him into the forest to die. Jin is not exactly Mr. Congeniality but no other character in the game (except Terumi) bullies a heavily injured person without any reason nor provocation. Unlike Bang (who gets reprimanded by Trinity and Kokonoe), no one calls her for this.
  • Morality Pet: Hakumen is probably the only character she's very close with (aside from Valkenhayn). While she harbors great respect to those she deems worthy of it, she treats Hakumen more differently than the rest. Even teasing him sometimes to sit and have tea with her.
    • Quite ironic, considering that Hakumen is Jin.
  • Morph Weapon: Nago and Gii can transform into various things for her attacks.
  • Mundane Utility: Makoto suggests (in her winquote against Rachel) that her lightning manipulation ability could save Makoto's family's money from the electricity bills.
  • Mysterious Watcher: After hearing that three children had been adopted by Celica A. Mercury, Rachel traveled to the woods nearby the nun's church. There she watched as Celica and the children searched for strawberries. She attracted the attention of the young girl, Saya, but she could only feel Rachel's presence. Once they had left, Rachel whispered her wonders towards what conclusion Ragna the Bloodedge would bring to her; she then left the woods.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Her last name is Alucard, which is Dracula spelled backwards.
  • Neutral No Longer: Her job as an Onlooker was to simply watch the events unfold and not directly interfere herself. After the time loops from the first game were broken though, she takes a more active role and as a result, she's slowly losing her powers.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: While not done consciously, her Convenient Coma after Clavis' death kept Valkenhayn from helping the other Six Heroes deal with the recovery after the Dark War. He might have been able to help deal with the NOL and the Duodecim's power grab and the search for the missing Nox Nyxtores. At the very least, he would have been able to help Jubei and Hakumen fight Terumi, which probably would have prevented Hakumen trapping himself and Terumi in the Boundary. Rachel is angry at herself for sleeping through so much.
  • Nonchalant Dodge: She's a classic Type 3. She nonchalantly blocks anything, even attacks that actually damage her with poor Nago. Even her defeated animation is simply lying down, bored. The only exception to this is if she triggers Hakumen's Astral Heat, which result in a wonderful Oh, Crap! moment for her...and her player.
  • Not Bad: Whenever she compliments Ragna, it will be this. A notable example is when she silently congratulated Ragna on his ability to control the Azure Grimoire and prevent it from eroding his soul any further.
    Kagura: Looks like he managed to keep it down.
    Rachel: So it does, maybe there's hope for him.
  • Not Quite Flight: She can use her Drive to "almost" float and fly around, both in story and gameplay.

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  • Odd Friendship: Gets along strangely well with Celica, and never insults her like she does with, well every other character. Ragna lampshades this.
    • Perhaps her most intriguing relationship is with Ragna. Although Rachel would never admit to it, she loves Ragna for his determination and unwillingness to give up even when the odds are against him, wanting him to reach his full potential as a warrior and as a person. In Centralfiction, her feelings for Ragna become more evident as revealed in her arcade mode. She becomes even more concerned when she finds out that Naoto’s existence is affecting Ragna. This is most notably the only time she lost her composure. In the end of the game, Rachel sheds a tear over his large sword, despite forgetting Ragna.
  • Oh, Crap!: Her reaction when the Imperator shows up during her talk with Ragna in Chronophantasma. This coming from Rachel shows that the Imperator is a huge deal.
  • The Ojou: Is an upper-class woman and acts very haughty. Nago and Gii even refer to her as “princess.”
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business:
    • There are a few times when her chilly exterior crumbles, probably the best instance is when she meets Naoto face to face. It's the only time she really freaks out about something because Naoto's existence is threatening Ragna's due to their similarities. She gets even more violent towards Naoto when meeting him again in Act III.
    • In CF, she decides to not watch any more and do a lot of interventions, and it slowly weakens her. All because she has something to struggle against. Valkenhayn and Amane call her out on this.
    • In CF story mode, she becomes considerably nicer than before, to the point that others are freaked out because of it.
    • She's outright flustered and embarrassed when Ragna suddenly embraces her, futilely telling him to let her go. She's even blushing. She eventually stops fighting the urge and goes for the biggest hug she can give and receive.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: It is hinted that her nature is different even to her own father. Vampires in this series are a form of illusionary creatures, beings manifested via the Azure from human emotions, not entirely unlike Drive manifestations. While normal vampires have to drink blood in order to sustain themselves and are hurt by sunlight and holy water, Rachel has never displayed any of the traditional vampire weaknesses. She can, for example, walk around in broad daylight, and although she uses Nago as a parasol, this seems to be for decoration rather than protection, as she is no less powerful in daylight than at night, and she even pulls a crucifix out of the ground during her Astral Heat. On the power-platter side, the vampires are stated to possess incredibly high life-force values, which allows them to do stuff like control blood and create weapons from it. The Alucard family, in particular, are also Observers dedicated to the quantum observation of the world's timeline, making Rachel canonically one of the most powerful characters in the game.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: While she's disrespectful almost everyone in cast, she finds Bang quite repulsive in particular even on Gag Reels, still some of her lines for the tutorial in Continuum Shift Rachel calls Bang a gentleman to outright refer to him without adding any insults, and said insults towards him are much tamer than the ones found in the main story.
    • A comedic version in CF, with several characters mentioning her being more nice and forthcoming is really freaking them out.
  • Parasol of Pain: Her parasol is a weapon.
  • Parasol of Prettiness: She carries around a living one that coordinates with her frilly dress.
  • Parasol Parachute: She can do this in one of her normal moves. In CP, in the intro of her fight with Ragna, she even does this while using Silpheed to float away from Ragna's attacks.
  • Pet the Dog: When she tells Ragna to never give up during one of the time loops. Doubles as a Ship Tease depending on how one looks at it.
    • Her case with Makoto, starting with saving her from Hazama, also counts.
    • Is much more kind in her treatment of Noel after the latter's Character Development, to the point where you could almost swear they were friends. She's also rather friendly and even protective of Celica as well.
  • Photographic Memory: As an Observer, Rachel has the ability to quantum-observe reality and events as well as the inability to forget anything they've Observed, to the extent that they have Ripple Effect-Proof Memory. For example, she remembers the entire "Groundhog Day" Loop scenario of the first game. That is, for the record, 72,500 years of looped time, spread out over the course of 100 years looped 725 times, with only very slight, minor differences each and every loop. No wonder she seems both bored and frustrated by the lack of progress.
  • Poor Communication Kills: She warns Ragna not to fight Terumi, despite the fact that he wants to do so more than anything else, but she doesn't give him a reason. She also warns him not to rely too much on the Azure Grimoire. For some odd reason, she never sees fit to share her suspicions that his Grimoire is a fake, and that Terumi is the one who MADE it, and thus not only knows how to counter it, but likely has a more complete version. Oh, and that if Ragna uses his fake too much, he'll become half a Black Beast. She apparently loves the sound of her own voice except when giving useful explanations.
  • Power Degeneration: In CF, she apparently has done a lot of Phenomenon Interventions that it slowly eats away at her power and she becomes weaker, and it also shortens her lifespan.
  • Precision F-Strike: During the retelling of the first two games in Chronophantasma Extend, Rachel demands to know "where the bloody hell" her tea is. Like Valkenhayn, this is far stronger language than is implied. Also in Continuum Shift Extend, she uses the word "ass" when paraphrasing Makoto.
  • Really 700 Years Old: She looks like an early teen at most, she's actually one of the oldest members of the cast.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Which adds more to her dark vibes.
  • Ripple Effect-Proof Memory: She, along with her familiars/servants Gii, Nago, and Valkenhayn are the only ones who retain their memories of each time loop. This is because she is an Observer: someone tasked by Takamagahara (or another similar power) to observe the various potential timelines. So she can carry out her duty, Takamagahara excludes her from any alterations it makes to the timeline.
  • Seen It All: She begins the series with a serious case of seen-it-all-inspired boredom, owing partially to her age and partially to the fact that she has literally seen it all before, and she may well be subjected to it all again if you select "Continue" one more time, you sadist.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: What she had been attempting to do for the past few hundred repetitions. It at lesat bears fruit in the end when Noel saved Ragna from falling to the Boundary, and Rachel sealed the deal by defending the place from Take-mikazuchi's attack.
  • Ship Tease: With Ragna. Calamity Trigger has the ending where she tenderly touches his cheek and tell him to never give up. Continuum Shift lays it on thick, however, to the point where it's nearly impossible to deny that the script intentionally does this. Especially in her bad and joke endings, which are both punctuated with a final line by Rachel intended to cause readers to question the extent of her feelings toward Ragna.
    • Chronophantasma continues the trend but not as blatantly as the other two games, aside from one gag reel when the Spectacles of Eros return and it is confirmed that the reason she is unaffected is because she already loves him as strongly as someone would under the influence of Spectacles of Eros (she also explains this to Celica, who's similarly unaffected for the same reasons).
    • It's shown more in CF where she's got a beef with Naoto (notably among the very few person in the cast that gets her all worked up) just because his existence threatens Ragna's, and in the act 3 preview she shows that she still puts her faith on Ragna. The story mode, also lays it on really thick, with an animated cutscene dedicated to the two of them, with them embracing as Ragna thanks her and says goodbye...right before he erases her memory of him. And then there's the epilogue where Rachel is willing to go through the hell of "possibility" to find Ragna despite not even remembering him.
  • Shock and Awe: Many of her special attacks, as well as her super and her Astral Finish, involve striking the opponent with electricity. All her victims suffer the effect of X-Ray Sparks as a result.
    • A few notable mentions: Arakune, due to his amorphous biology, has no skeleton; Hazama reveals his ghost form in place of a skeleton; Nu -13- proves that she's a cyborg rather than a robot, as she has a skeleton whereas Hakumen, a human soul contained in a mechanical body, does not. She herself also never gets shocked; Gii and Nago takes it instead.
  • Smug Smiler: Her default expression is a condescending and arrogant smile, especially when talking down to Ragna.
  • Smug Super: Rachel believes herself to be one of the most powerful individuals in the series, making it a point by often looking down upon others, unamused or not fazed by the attempts of her opponents, no matter how hard they fight. The only ones she's nice to are Valkenhayn and, to a lesser extent, other Six Heroes.
  • Snark-to-Snark Combat: With Kokonoe, naturally, in her HMPK segment. Also with Ragna a lot, both are surprisingly sane and incredibly snarky. Put the two of them together (it wont take much), get some popcorn, and enjoy the show. Behind all the snark, however, is a very strong, almost romantic, bond.
  • Something About a Rose: Is heavily associated with them. Her stage is filled with them, her emblem features one, every time she teleports she appears in a flurry of rose petals and Leitmotif is even called “Queen of Rose.”
  • Sore Loser: In Litchi's Gag Reel from Continuum Shift, a group of characters is playing a board game (including Litchi herself). The usually cool and collected Rachel Alucard ragequits in her first turn after getting a one in the dice, despite Taokaka's warning that quitting the game will cause something really bad to all the participants. It results in everyone getting a permanent itch, and when Rachel came back to her mansion, the itch got to her as well.
  • Spin Attack: One of her normal moves.
  • Spot of Tea: Including ordering it during a boss fight. Really, it sometimes seems like she can't go three minutes without drinking tea. It is hinted that it's her substitute for drinking blood.
  • Stalker with a Crush: The "crush" part has yet to be fully realized, though they sure love to imply it quite a bit in ''Continuum Shift'', canon or not. Come Central Fiction it is all but impossible to deny this trope is fully in effect.
  • Stealth Mentor: Due to her role as a Onlooker, she can only observe others and cannot directly interfere so this is as much assist as she can give to help them, especially notable during Calamity Trigger where she plays with the characters to push them forward to breaking the loop of time that is repeating itself.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: She's like this, though the caring is very hard to see. But when one considers she's playing Xanatos Speed Chess against the psychopathic Terumi, who'd do any number of horrible things if he knew she cared about any of the cast, one realizes that she is mostly The Woman Wearing the Queenly Mask. However, various endings suggest she has a good deal of sympathy for Ragna (who she asks to "not become a monster"), Noel (who she's seen standing near during her "waking up" dreams), and Nu (Who she pities as a "poor doll" who has such simple dreams).
  • Suicide by Cop: At the end of Chronophantasma she asks Tsubaki to kill her if she or Jin failed to kill Ragna.
  • Teleportation: She can use Teleportation Magic. She loses this ability at the end of CP after intervening too much by sending Ragna into the past.
  • Theme Naming: Her specials are all named after flowers.
  • Time Abyss: She started as "merely" Really 700 Years Old. Put together the Jigsaw Plot, though, and it's revealed that she's lived through, and remembers, every possible iteration of both Arcade Mode and Story Mode, with a full century passing between each. That puts her age at over 72,500 years. No wonder she seems bored.
  • Token Mini-Moe: Subverted. She looks like one, but at first, she's one of most influential and powerful characters in the cast.
  • Token Wholesome: Is the most conservatively dressed female character and unlike other relatively wholesome characters like Tsubaki and Celica, Rachel never takes part in Fanservice scenes and has never been seen in anything but her full dress. This is heavily subverted in official art however, where she has probably the highest concentration of Not Safe for Work images.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Mill crepes.
  • Transylvania: Her birthplace.
  • Trap Master: Sets up Lightning rods and flying bats and pumpkins and frogs that the opponent has to try and maneuver around.
  • Tsundere: Type A. Lampshaded by Kokonoe in her HMPK segment.
    • In Arc Systems Works recently released Fan CD: "BlazBlue Fan Disc Tsundere CD", Rachel is a host along with the Game's Ultimate Tsundere, Jin.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Rather subtle, but she was a lot more snarky and condescending towards virtually everyone back in the early parts of the series. By Chronophantasma, she's shown to be protective and supportive of the likes of Noel and Celica and even gives out her respect towards Kagura. Really, the only character she's still bitchy towards is...well...Ragna, and even then she shows more and more concern for him. By the time of Central Fiction, she does everything she can to support Ragna's cause, not that she ever drops her snarky attitude toward him but it's far less mean-spirited.
  • Vegetarian Vampire: She hates drinking blood, only sucked someone's blood once, and that's because said person is dying and can only be saved by turning him into a Dhampyr through the bite. And for the rest of time, she prefers drinking high-class tea, when she's not snarking everyone she comes across or beating up her familiars.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With everyone except Valkenhayn. She doesn't even try to hide her contempt for most of the cast. However, she has nothing but their best interests at heart and is trying her hardest to push them in the direction towards restoring the world to its natural state. Especially true for Ragna, just don't tell her that to her face.
  • The Watcher: Rachel Alucard is one of the Onlookers, she is supposed to observe and not (directly) interfere. A Onlooker's power to "observe" things (i.e acknowledging the existence and happenstance of things, which - due to quantum theories - has multiple applications) is far greater than anyone else, but if they decide to interfere, they'll steadily lose their power bit by bit. She's also one of the "players" in the verse's Cosmic Chess Game who moves others (particularly the hero, Ragna) to help her protect the world from the villains. As the games' story continue, however, she'd been forced to interfere a couple of times just to ensure her victory, and as of the fourth game she's steadily losing her powers.
  • Weirdness Search and Rescue: She helps Makoto get back to the "main" timeline (after being trapped in one of the many timelines where Noel never existed) in Story Mode. Her reason for doing this apparently being that Makoto has "moxie".
  • What Does She See in Him?: Questions Celica about what she finds attractive about Ragna; which is ironic coming from her.
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    • She delivers one to Litchi, after she executed a Face–Heel Turn out of desperation. Unfortunately for her, this didn't work, partly because all Rachel saw in her was 'obsessed with Arakune', rather than knowing that she's also dying and really needs the cure. Poor Communication Kills indeed.
    • Inverted when facing Hakumen. He delivers one to Rachel in Continuum Shift: after freeing him and trying to enlist him to her side, she explains that both Takamagahara and Terumi are on the move, due to Noel having become the eye. Hakumen, filled with rage, demands to know why, despite having been through hundreds of time loops and knowing how dangerous Terumi is, she still decides to do nothing but watch.
  • When She Smiles: In CF, Rachel finally smiles after Ragna hugs her and thanks her for everything.
  • Willfully Weak: Story-wise, Rachel's actually one of the most powerful characters, but she treats every match as a Self-Imposed Challenge so she holds back due to her pride, as well as to avoid being bored. Only her throw move involves actually touching her opponent; a weak-looking but damaging backhand slap. All her attacks, special movement and even guarding are handled by her familiars Nago and Gii, a cat and a bat. Her "Unlimited" mode, however...
    • Also, if you notice, she never actually gets hit in battles either — rather, poor Nago and Gii take all the punishment. And if you hold down 'crouch', she falls asleep in the middle of battle.
  • Wistful Amnesia: In the ending of CF, she, like many others, have forgotten Ragna from their memories... but when she sees Ragna's sword, she becomes saddened and tears up, while also feeling that it's telling her to "never give up".
  • The Woman Behind the Man: It's implied that she was behind Valkenhayn and Carl's actions in Taokaka's Gag Reel.
  • X-Ray Sparks: She can shock her opponent by planting a lightning rod, a stun gun or summoning a bullfrog that electrifies itself. The skeletons of the victims look extremely cartoony despite the characters themselves being depicted in a detailed anime artstyle.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: For Jin/Ragna in her joke ending.
    Noel: *Under the influence of the Spectacles of Eros* It's just that...I...fell in love with Ragna the Bloodedge...
    Jin: *Enters out of nowhere* Excuse me, but what did you just say...?
    Ragna: JIN!?
    Rachel: My goodness! This is...both unexpected and...pleasing.
  • You Are Worth Hell: In the epilogue of CF, after she tells Tsubaki that the "will to never give up" (when she sees Ragna's sword) is a proof of hope, or "possibility", that she has, Tsubaki tells her that she shall fall into the "hell" of possibility. Rachel then retorts by saying that, even if that possibility is hell, she'll choose to take it without hesitation in order to find Ragna.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: In CF, due to constant interference with the current events, Rachel has been stripped of her Onlooker status. Now she's slowly becoming weaker and weaker, and is only waiting for the time she vanishes completely. Though as the epilogue shows, she's still alive, but possibly close to powerless.
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