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Yuuki Terumi (ユウキ=テルミ)

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  • Height: 183 cm (6'0")
  • Weight: 61 kg (134.5 lbs)
  • Blood type: Unknown
  • Date of Birth: February 29
  • Birthplace: Unknown
  • Hobbies: Playing guitar
  • Likes: Live music
  • Dislikes: Rachel Alucard

"Make sure you do your part...and SCREAM FOR ME!"

Voiced by: Yuuichi Nakamura (Japanese) / Doug Erholtz (English)

A former member of the Six Heroes and an entity occupying Hazama's body. Hazama's hair spikes up whenever Terumi decides to manifest, which is usually when facing Ragna, Rachel, or the other Six Heroes. In the games, he was the one behind Ragna's current state, and later masterminded the Ikaruga Civil War, with ends with him erasing part of Jin's memories after he killed the Ikaruga leader, Lord Tenjo. Terumi is now a separate playable character in Chronophantasma. He is a DLC character who became available shortly after the game launched. Those who pre-ordered the game or bought a copy of a first run edition receive a code to unlock him as a bonus. He returns in Central Fiction, this time as a base game character.

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His arcade playthrough is named Double Face.

Terumi no longer has Ouroboros as his Drive, even though he still uses the twin knives as his weapons. His new Drive is called Force Eater, and all of his Drive attacks have heavy meter gain, while the opponent gains none from being hit by them. His Overdrive is Nightmare Reaper, which strengthens his Distortion Drives while allowing his Drive to actively steal meter from his opponent. He is described as "a character with more Distortion Drives than specials", which was later proven true upon the reveal that he has no less than SIX supers at his disposal.

In the fourth game, his Exceed Accel Jaraku Engokusen/Dungeon of Serpents has him doing an upward kick that launches the foe up. If it connects, he then creates a portal on the ground where a giant snake head made of darkness rise up and strikes the airborne opponent. His Astral, Kamigaeri: Orochizantō Reppūga/Unholy Wrath of the Basilisk, has him throw two Ouroboros hooks into the ground, targeting the opponent's current location. If they connect, the opponent is ensnared by chains as Terumi opens a portal behind him, laughing maniacally as a stream of serpentine spirts flood out the portal and bombard the opponent. He then transforms into a shadow version of Hakumen with Tron Lines on certain areas of his armor, and slashes the opponent, erasing him from existence.

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You can also read it in his voice here.

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    # - C 
  • 0% Approval Rating: Invoked and justified. Since Terumi is a ghost, he needs people to acknowledge his existence so he can continue to exist. Specifically, he feeds off the hatred people have towards him and will continue to exist as long as people hate him. Thus, he will kick as many dogs and cross any lines in order to survive, and he enjoys every bit of it. Ragna exploits a loophole regarding this in order to make him vulnerable and finally kill him for good in Central Fiction.
  • Abstract Eater: He can eat memories of other people and make them suffer Laser-Guided Amnesia. He has only done this on Jin twice so far.
  • Affectionate Nickname: He uses "Ragna-chan" ("Raggy" in English version), "Hazama-chan" and "Nine-chan" to address them.
  • Animal Motifs: Much like his "other" self, the snake. Even without a great reliance on Ouroboros, Terumi gets around this by using various moves that create snakes out of his signature green-and-black ghostly energy.
  • Anime Hair: Has green spiky hair.
  • Arch-Enemy: Let's just say he's managed to get on everyone's shit-list (except Relius and Hazama), but particularly Ragna, Kokonoe, and Nine have it the most for him. He also seems to have it out for Rachel the most for her meddling in his plans. By the end of Central Fiction, the feeling between him and Ragna is mutual.
  • Armed Legs: He has knives hidden in his shoes.
  • Ascended Extra: There were no hint of his existence in the present until the True Ending of Calamity Trigger, as part of Hazama, and in the next game, he starts making himself known. But it's not until Chronophantasma where he gets to be himself, separated from Hazama.
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: His playstyle.
    • Also, a Stealth Pun: The best way to play him is to be as offensive as possible.
  • Ax-Crazy: Extreme emphasis on crazy. He even admits as much. Terumi has been described as "absolute evil", with "no margin for sympathy". He is an amoral, sadistic psychopath who lives for nothing more than causing suffering for others, both physically and mentally, and experiencing the joy doing so gives him. He is incredibly sadistic and cruel, he relishes pure chaos, with his ultimate goal being to create a world of pure despair where people kill each other for his own amusement. He happily provokes and manipulates others for his own amusement, and ruthlessly tortures anyone who irritates him or gets in his way.
    • Let's put it this way: He's the series' answer to The Joker.
  • Badass Back: If you're lucky enough to not be on the receiving end of a stomping upon losing to him, he'll just juggle his knife a bit and swing his arm around to show off the incredibly stylish designs on his incredibly cool longcoat.
  • Badass Boast: During his Astral.
    Terumi: I am the one, TRUE Susano'o!note  DIE!
    Terumi: I'll show you... The TRUE EDGE OF GOD!
  • Badass Longcoat: Trades in Hazama's trademark coat and fedora for the stylish jacket he wore during the Dark War.
  • Bad Boss: He's this to Hazama in Central Fiction. Lampshaded as much by him:
    Hazama: Yeah, I get it already. You're a serious slave-driver.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: During the events of Continuum Shift, he successfully hacks into Takamagahara when they're distracted by Ragna and Mu, allowing Izanami to take over them later.
  • The Battle Didn't Count: After the boss fight with him in Hazama's body in Continuum Shift, he writes it off as just a warm up, even if you Perfect'd it and sealed the deal with an Astral Finish... Somehow.
  • Batman Gambit: His fight with Ragna in Continuum Shift. After Ragna powers up the Azure Grimoire, he's banking heavily on the fact that if he loses, Ragna won't kill him because of his life link to Noel. And if that works. he's still counting on the Observers to be distracted for a brief instant so he can kill them all.
    • Pulls this off again in Central Fiction. All he really had to do was lay low and let the likes of Nine and Izanami take on the heroes while he was waiting for the perfect moment to strike. Sure enough, after Nine and Izanami are defeated, he manages to distract Hakumen long enough to stab him and rip his soul out of the Susano'o Unit and reclaim it, not only giving him a vessel to stabilize his existence but his original body with more than enough power to continue his plan on destroying everything.
  • Beating A Dead Player: One of his victory animations has him curbstomping the defeated opponent once in the head. Sometimes, he stomps the opponent's head twice and kicks them off-screen. Ragna gets ten extra stomps which ends with Terumi grinding his foot on Ragna's head, which carries over into Central Fiction though he kicks Ragna off screen this time. In Act 2, he just keeps stomping Ragna over and over, far more than ten times but taking the occasional break (likely to stop the Score Attack Glitch).
  • Berserk Button: Rachel, even more so than usual. She's even listed as his "dislike" in his bio.
    "Stop meddling in my shit!"
    "I'm calling you off the stage, you damn vampire!"
    • Lies seem to annoy him greatly. To a far greater extent, someone implying that they're "playing" with him. Ragna learned this the hard way near the end of Continuum Shift.
    Terumi: "OUROBOROS! Picked a great time to grow a pair, didn't you?! So YOU'RE gonna play with ME, huh? I don't think you understand how this shit works!"
    Ragna: "GAH!"
    Terumi: "DIE DIE DIE!"
    • He doesn't like people stealing his quarries, either.
      (Rachel rescues Hakumen) "That shitty little vampire... she seriously pisses me off! Once I wrap this up, I'm gonna tear her into little bloody strips... nice and slow..."
      (Rachel rescues Makoto): "Damn vampire! You LIVE to cockblock me, don't you?! Well, UNlive... you know what I meant... Killjoys, the both of ya. Guess I'll go watch some humans get skewered... eh, Tsubaki?"
    • The deeper you dig into his Evil Plan, the more extreme the measures he will take to see you dead. He killed Nine over this (that she was controlling him via Mind Eater didn't help her case — Trinity was merely an accessory), and he has been trying to do the same to Makoto.
    • He thinks he's the most awesome and most interesting being in the world. If you claim/insinuate otherwise, or even worse, the reverse (ask Rachel), he'll flip out.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: There were doubts at one point, but it's been confirmed; Terumi and Relius have been orchestrating everything since before the Dark War, though Terumi's more hands-on by comparison. Even the Imperator, technically being their boss, is revealed to be a Puppet Queen for them; the two kidnapped Saya and tortured her, causing her soul to break in half and the Drive of the Origin, Izanami, to seep into Saya's body. They also orchestrated the Ikaruga Civil War specifically to power Izanami up. Even if she then left them to their fates after they're beaten in CP and became the more prominent villain, the two are still active, doing their own thing and biding their time as the heroes ultimately beat her. In the end, though, Terumi is the bigger bad between the two, as he takes over the show not long after the Imperator's defeat, and it's revealed that as Takehaya Susano'o, he's ultimately responsible for the series of events that leads to the creation of the whole Blazblue verse itself as well as everything bad that happens in it.
  • Blatant Lies: Even if one takes into account the fact that he might be going full-throttle at Sarcasm Mode, his taunt, "I really hate bullying", really can't be considered anything but the statement furthest from the truth he's ever made.
  • Blood Knight: He makes no attempt at hiding how much he loves beating the shit out of his opponents.
    Terumi: Stand up! I'm not satisfied yet!
  • Bouncing Battler: His Jarin Renshouga/Screeches of the Condemned Distortion Drive in a nutshell, finishing the job with a Meteor Move where he covers himself in his Sickly Green Glow and dunks the opponent into the floor, dragon roar including and everything.
  • Brainwashed: Due to his extensive knowledge of the Black Beast, he was enthralled by Nine into helping her and the others take it down. Suffice it to say, he didn't take it well.
  • Break the Haughty: See Villainous Breakdown. Some arcade endings have karma biting Terumi back, with Story Mode (almost) killing him outright.
  • The Bully: Really, most of his win quotes against characters sound like things you'd hear from a childish schoolyard bully. One notable example is his quote against Ragna.
    Terumi: Not in this lifetime, or the next... or even the one after that will you be able to defeat me, little Raggy! Now die like the little bitch that you are! Hahahaha!
    • And then there's his winquote against Arakune.
    Terumi: You're filthy, you stink, and you're weak?! Remind me again, what's your purpose in life? Heh heh heh.
    (re: Valkenhayn): "Oh, quit your barking and run on home to your master!"
    —> (re: Makoto): "I think you'd make a good guinea pig. What do you say? You're all rodents after all, right? Right?"
  • Burn the Orphanage: He burned Celica's church, which houses her, Ragna and his siblings, in the backstory. This is the catalyst for Ragna's Dark and Troubled Past.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: While Hazama may have had a perpetual sense of condescending faux-innocence and two-timing, Terumi makes no bones about what an awful, sickening piece of work he is. In fact, he'll tell you himself. He loves making people miserable.
  • Casting a Shadow: A carry over from Hazama.
  • The Chessmaster: He gives off the impression acting suddenly and without forethought, but in truth, Terumi is a master manipulator skilled at playing a long game to achieve his goals. He is effective at tricking and lying to people and has manipulated multiple organizations into playing a part in his schemes. However, he is prone to enraged tantrums and panics a lot when things don’t go his way.
    • Founded the Librarium and Sector Seven, and has been playing the two against each other all along.
    • The loss of the timeline resets he so despised actually ends up being his downfall in this regard, as he can no longer predict his opposition's every move.
  • Cleavage Window: Male example, what with his unbuttoned shirt.
  • Close-Range Combatant: His only long-ranged attacks need 100 Heat (Jarin Renshouga/Screeches of the Condemned and his Astral), so for most of the time, you'd be berserking on your enemy with his close range attacks.
  • The Coats Are Off: Inverted, in one of his BattleIntros, he has his coat slightly off, with his head fully exposed. Then he takes it on, and the fight starts.
  • Combat Pragmatist: While Hazama's style was graceful and somewhat martial arts inspired, Terumi's is far more barbaric and cruel, forgoing the flashy dance moves for roughneck brawling and savage knife techniques.
  • The Corrupter: He was one to Kazuma Kuvaru in the novels. Also to Litchi and Noel in the second game (although the latter escaped it eventually) and (partially) for Tsubaki as well.
    • Serves as one yet again to an amnesic Hazama in Central Fiction.
  • Counter Attack: His Ouja Zanrouga/Venomous Bite is this. It's also very hard to see coming because the "counter pose" looks startlingly much like his regular walking animation note  and doesn't have the super flash before opponent hits Terumi.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Deconstructed. Terumi is quite successful at first, but that's mainly because he has knowledge of every iteration of the time loop and continuum shift to fall back upon to set up his plans, and for little other reason. Strip him of that, and he becomes far less effective, going so far as to almost seal his own doom.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: For once, he has this turned on him in Kokonoe's Chronophantasma arcade mode, where she beats him.

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  • Dark Is Evil: Even more blatant than Hazama.
  • Dance Battler: Not to the extent of Hazama in the slightest, but he does retain Hazama's appearance in gameplay and thus some of his dance-like animations.
  • Dangerous Forbidden Technique: Self-observation. Terumi is able to insert himself into any point in history across all timelines, meaning that whatever he does while using this technique is permanent and cannot be changed. However, once the user has finished permanently etching their mark on history, they become severely weakened and they slowly begin to fade from existence. Prior to Noel unwittingly observing him, he has to self-observe if he has to take over Hazama's body, and he also uses this in Ragna's past to influence Saya's mind. This is also how Terumi survived Hakumen's Time Killer technique, and he only has a week to find a new host body or he'll disappear.
  • Dash Attack: His Jagaku/Snakebite move.
  • Deadly Lunge: His Jakyou Messenga/Gleaming Fang DD.
  • Deader Than Dead: Right before Ragna runs Terumi through with Bloodscythe, he ensures that he won't return by making the Master Unit observe the fact that Susanoo is a hero who saved the world, thereby eliminating everyone's fear and hate for him and cutting him off from his main source of power. Before that, Hakumen in the third game tried to do this to him with the Time Killer, which cuts all of Terumi's time across multiple timelines; however, Terumi still manages to survive it (barely).
  • Death by Irony/Karmic Death: Pseudo-meta example; Terumi always saw himself as the most interesting and awesome person in the world. His alleged death at the hands of Hakumen at the climax of Chronophantasma was seen by many of his fans as an extreme anti-climax, something that Terumi himself would have hated. Fortunately for him and unfortunately for the rest of the cast, he cheated even that and survived.
    • Terumi has been manipulating Ragna and making him suffer and hate for years. Therefore, it's only natural that Ragna is the one who finally kills him. Not out of hate, but out of necessity.
    • When Ragna finally kills him, he manages to do it in the most ironic way possible by turning Terumi, an Omnicidal Maniac and Sadist who is powered by hatred, into a legendary hero that saved the world from the Black Beast (courtesy of Jin taking over the Susano'o Unit after Terumi is yanked out of it and then "slaying" Ragna) thus cutting him off from his last lifeline.
  • Designated Victim: Ragna is his favorite dog to kick out of everyone. Because Ragna arguably has the largest amount of enmity towards him, Terumi seems to go out of his way sometimes towards provoking him and pissing him off. The most notable examples is when he shows up in story mode for no other reason than to just beat the shit out of him and his win pose is just repeatedly stomping his head in and screaming how weak he is.
  • Determinator: He's described to be an invincible force of evil and will stop at nothing to get what he wants, not even the Time Killer would end his existence.
  • Diabolical Mastermind/Evil Genius: Responsible for creating the Black Beast and the Azure Grimoire, corrupted Roy to become Arakune, outsmarted a omnipotent supercomputer, and manipulated almost the entire cast.
  • Died Laughing: This is his very last words when he dissipates after Ragna Black Onslaught'd him in the end of Central Fiction.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Nine used Mind Eater to bring him under her control. He manipulated Trinity into breaking the spell and Nine paid for it with her life... and possibly more than that.
  • The Dragon: By proxy of being inside Hazama (at least at first), he's a subordinate of the Imperator, alongside Relius.
  • Double Entendre: His intro against Noel. Whether it's funny or creepy is up to you.
    "Hey, little doll".
  • Downloadable Content: Of the Pre-Order Bonus variety in the original release for Chronophantasma, although he was made available for those who didn't at a later date.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Well, you fight Terumi fair and square during Story Mode, but the issue is the death itself. There's no Big "NO!", no villainous rant, no Skyward Scream, not even an animated cutscene. It's just... poof, he's dead. It's been fun. Don't come back.
    • Ultimately subverted in Central Fiction where he is revealed to be alive and well, observing himself as a last ditch effort to avoid the effects of Time Killer. And in story mode... while he eventually dies in the end, it's not a bridge-drop.
  • The Disembodied: He is the disembodied spirit of the Susanoo Unit itself. He hated serving his "sister" Amaterasu and sought to usurp her, but his own body's hardwired limitations prevented him from doing so directly, so he had to abandon it to set his plans in motion. He eventually returns to his original body in the last installment of the series Central Fiction and serves as the franchise's Final Boss.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: From Hazama after being separated. While they share a lot of the same animations, the properties behind them are different and they both use completely different drives. Hazama focuses more on smart use and movement with his drive while Terumi is designed to get in and do as much damage as possible.
  • Emotion Eater: He feeds on the hatred of others, mainly Ragna's.
  • Enemies Equals Greatness: He needs people to hate him in order to stay in the world, as their hatred gives the same effect of an "observer" for him.
  • Enemy Without: Central Fiction reveals who, or rather what, Terumi really is. He's the evil half of the Susano'o Unit, who separated himself out of spite for Amaterasunote  in order to cause her more pain and continue to destroy what she creates.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Yes, there are some lines even goddamn Terumi won't cross (though not that many). For one thing, he considers Kokonoe copying Celica's soul from the past just to bring him down to be quite the stretch.
    "Who goes that far!? Seriously!"
    "I mean come on, what kind of band has someone BE THE MIC? I don't care if the chief is into it - they're nuts if they think using a person as a mic is good business."
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: As Kokonoe's Arcade Mode demonstrates, due to his ability to feed on hatred, he fully expects his opponent to hate him with every fiber of their being and tries his best to elicit this feeling. Being confronted by people who don't feel hate towards him confuses him. Thus, he's genuinely shocked that she refuses to kill him, even moreso when she tells him she doesn't feel any hate towards him despite him murdering her mother. She cheats though; she has stated that she "rewired her brain" to not feel hate towards him.
    Terumi: You look your mother's killer in the face and don't feel anything?! Geez, and people call me crazy!
  • Evil Counterpart: Terumi is basically Ragna if he went insane and gave in to his desire to destroy the world; same bad attitude, same foul mouth and they both have an Azure Grimoire. Also, their direct superiors are Evil Counterparts to each other. Hell, his drive works basically as a variation of Ragna'snote .
    • As already alluded to by his backstory and Mu's title for him in Continuum Shift (the Black Susano'o), his Astral makes him one, if only in aesthetics, to Hakumen, the White Susano'o and current user of the Susano'o Unit due to the fact that Terumi originally owned it.
  • Evil Feels Good: He really loves to make people suffer.
  • Evil Hero: Was the Token Evil Teammate among the Six Heroes, and with a good reason. He's the creator of the Black Beast, the monster that destroyed most of humanity. Since the heroes needed Terumi's usefulness to fight the Black Beast, Nine used Mind Control on him to make him fight alongside the others. The defeat of the Black Beast earned them the title of Six Heroes, even though Terumi was still evil through and through. He eventually would betray them soon enough and became the franchise's Big Bad. It's pretty much the reason why Terumi is referred to as a "dark hero".
  • Evil Is Hammy: Even more than Hazama.
  • Evil Gloating: Why of course!
    "Damn I'm strong!"
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: Nine, and later Takamagahara, learned the hard way that pure evil such as himself could not be so easily controlled.
    • He's also on the "toying" part of this - he and Relius installed Izanami, the friggin' Goddess of Death as the Puppet Queen and they think she'd follow through their deal. They found out the consequences the hard way.
  • Evil Laugh: Bar none the most glorious example in the series.
  • Evil Plan: Plans to destroy Amaterasu so he can start his "world of despair" - see To Create a Playground for Evil below for details.
  • Fallen Hero: Played with. Terumi was the last of the Six Heroes to join (thanks to Nine's brainwashing) and betrayed the group after the war was over by killing two of its members. But he was far from heroic even before joining them.
  • Famous Last Words: He gives Ragna a Dying Curse before he's destroyed for good.
    "Suffer for eternity...Ragna the Bloodedge...! Hehehehehe...HYAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!"
  • Fantastic Racism: Really hates that "shitty vampire" Rachel, her pet "Old Yeller" (read: Valkenhayn), and those cats Jubei, Kokonoe and Taokaka. While he hates Makoto for a more practical reason (whilst he's still inhabiting Hazama back in the older games), some of his comments to or about her, especially her Arcade ending in Continuum Shift, seethe with this as well.
    Makoto: Does screwing with peoples' lives get you off that-
    Terumi: "Lives?!" *laugh* What are you, a drooling idiot?! Dolls don't have lives - they got jack-shit! ... Soul or not, if it was made by human hands, then obviously it was meant to be used as a tool by humans. I mean, seriously! ... Wait a second... I guess that would make beastkin tools too, huh?
    Makoto: Shut the hell up! We were never tools, you stupid asshole!
  • Fatal Flaw: Pride, pride, pride. Terumi is such an egomaniac that he believes he is allowed to do whatever he wants because of the fact that he is a god. He is so full of himself, so sure that he is the most perfect being in the universe, that he doesn't even consider the possibility that someone could exploit him in a way that would lead to his defeat. So, naturally, Ragna uses his own ego against him by taking away the very thing that allows him to continue living: his identity. Not only does he rip him out of the Susano'o Unit due to the link not being complete, but Jin takes over the armor and cuts Terumi, causing the Amaterasu unit to see Susanoo and Terumi as separate beings: Susanoo as a hero who slays evil, and Terumi as merely an evil force to be eliminated. With his immortality and only source of strength gone, he is no match for Ragna and ends up erased from existence forever.
  • Fingerless Gloves: The same ones as Hazama's.
  • Final Boss: In Chronophantasma, he serves as this in Kokonoe's Arcade. Also in Central Fiction Act 3, to Noel, Rachel, Hazama, Azrael and himself.
    • He also serves as this for Central Fiction's story mode as a whole, being fought by Ragna one final time inside the Azure Gate after being removed from the Susano'o Unit but before Noel and Jin.
  • Foil: Several examples:
    • To Relius. In comparison, they're the main villains of the series and have ruining almost the entire cast's lives. In contrast, Terumi have been causing most of the events while Relius only takes action when it helps his plans. He's also the Red Oni to Relius' blue.
    • To Hazama. Both enjoy trolling almost every character, even themselves. Both have similar appearances and are one of the most powerful characters. The differences between them are Hazama will mock his opponents whereas Terumi will kick the crap out of them. Hazama is a captain in the NOL while Terumi is a former member of the Six Heroes. Hazama acts like a "polite chap" while Terumi behaves like a foulmouthed thug. This is played straight in Central Fiction.
    • To his original self, Susanoo. His personality as Susanoo is more composed and focused on rage and hatred rather than the sadistic tendencies displayed as Terumi. As Susanoo, Terumi is more collected, but beneath the seemingly stoic demeanor is a boiling and explosive rage which he uses to fuel his destructive tendencies. He views all others as beneath him and treats them with utter disgust, referring to them as either trash or waste. He constantly reminds those who dare to defy him the fact that he is a true god.
    • Him and Ragna contrast each other in several ways. Both have Spiky Hair, wear bright colored coats over black clothes, come up with nicknames for people they know or don't like, they both have "black" in their respective titles and both are wielders of the Azure Grimoire. The two of them also started out as protective siblings, and both of them were subjected to Amaterasu's will. After being freed from Relius's laboratory, Ragna acted as the protective member of the family, taking care of Jin and Saya and keeping them from harm. Since the dawn of existence, Susano'o protected the Amaterasu Unit, the difference is that Susano'o's actions weren't out of love; Susano'o was nothing more than a mindless machine fufilling its purpose, a mere extension of the Master Unit's will. It wasn't until the Susano'o unit developed a soul, Yuuki Terumi, that it gained just enough sentience to know that it had no free will. In comparison, Ragna is enslaved in a much different way. Ragna is the "Central Fiction", the main character of The Origin's "story". The Origin is obsessed with Ragna, and will constantly reset the universe if something happens to him that keeps him from saving her, not caring about what happens with the rest of the world. Ragna has no choice other than to save her, or else the world will be stuck in a never-ending cycle of suffering. The difference in the two is how they deal with these circumstances. Ragna doesn't let these hardships change him, while Terumi becomes a darker person. Likewise, while Ragna makes peace with the Origin and by extension Amaterasu, Susano'o wants nothing more than to destroy her. Terumi represents what would happen if Ragna ever gave in to his rage and darker personality and went to destroy the universe.
    • Jin is also another example. Both characters are high members of the NOL, both have wielded the Susano'o unit, and, most importantly, both are jerkass younger brothers. When they were little, Jin was jealous of Saya always stealing Ragna's attention. This jealousy and insecurity led him to being susceptible to Terumi's influence, and led him to cutting off Ragna's arm. This also influenced his poor treatment and hatred of Noel, who reminds him of Saya for obvious reasons. In Susano'o's arcade mode, he expressed bitterness torwards Amaterasu for denying him access to the boundary despite "all he did for her". While this could be a throw away line for sarcasm, it does hint to some inner feelings Susano'o may have. Susano'o feels entitled to the freedom he is denied after serving Amaterasu for eons. However, unlike Susano'o, Jin got over his hatred of Saya; he even protected her from Ragna when he tried to erase her memories of him.
    • Lastly, there's Noel. It's no secret that Terumi is found of destroying people's self worth; it's one of his favorite hobbies. His go to insult for artificial beings is calling them tools, referring to Noel in particular as a doll. The interesting thing is.... Terumi is a Hypocrite. Keep in mind, before the soul known as Terumi manifested, Susano'o was basically a mindless robot. His only purpose was to erase timelines without causing a paradox. Even when he left the unit behind , he was used as a pawn for the goals of others, being under the control of Nine and Takamagahara. Also something important to note, he was dependent on Noel and Izanami's observation for survival; both beings related to Amaterasu. For all of his boasts to others, Terumi is the biggest tool in the series. Now, let's look at Noel. Noel was created as Mu-12. Her only purpose as a prime field device was to merge with Hazama and create a Black Beast. However, through a miracle of chance (via intervention by a killer satellite monster), she escaped. She was taken in by a foster family, she got a new name all her own, she went to military school, she made friends, and she would fight to save the world and protect the people she cared about. Despite her origins as a "tool", Noel was able to fight against her destiny and become her own person, unlike Terumi. As far as we know, Terumi in the infinite number of timelines has never made an effort to be a better person. He actually probably couldn't even if he for some reason wanted to. Susano'o and Terumi's existance is sustained off of people's hatred; he needs people to hate him in order to survive. Lucky for him, he also enjoys it. With all this in mind, it's no wonder Susano'o freaks out on Noel in the story mode. Though he might never admit it, he's jealous of her. Noel, a tool only meant for war, built by worthless humans, was able to obtain freedom and become her own person. But Susano'o literally couldn't be a better person even if he tried.
  • Force and Finesse: The force to Hazama's finesse - Terumi fights with a brutal, roughneck style of fighting fitting his sadism, gameplay-wise, he plays pretty straightforward and very meter-reliant (with his drive named Force Eater to drive the point home, which helps with meter gain), while Hazama fights stylishly with his dance-esque moves and is suited with playing mind-games with confusing mix-ups and complex maneuvers with his Ouroboros.
  • For the Evulz: It's revealed in the Continuum Shift story mode that this is his motivation behind everything he does. And it's the only thing keeping him linked to this world. That, and his revolving door of Observers and life-links. Y'know, just in case. Although he's mostly associated with revenge against the Master Unit.
  • Freudian Trio: The Id to Kazuma's Superego and Hazama's Ego, being a crazy, murderous person who has No Indoor Voice, swears like a sailor and tends to act really impulsively.
  • From Bad to Worse: No matter how bad things are already, Terumi will always try to make it worse. If there's even a remote chance he can ruin someone's life, he can and he will with sickening glee. It wasn't enough for him to kill Celica, he also cut Ragna's arm off and kidnapped his sister, Saya.
  • Gambit Index: Practically all the major stuff on this list applies to Terumi in spades.
    • Clock King: Much of what Terumi knows about most of the cast is due to repeating "that worthless comedy show" so many times and seeing every possibility of the continuum shift. Not only did Makoto refuse to play to his schedule, but being overreliant on Takamagahara's observations left him unable to adapt to reality after Continuum Shift, leaving him in the dust regarding the plans of his opposition.
    • Gambit Roulette: It seems like he's playing this game, as his plans come together a little too perfectly and rely on the independent actions of over fifteen people. Massively subverted. Thanks to the magic of Phantom, he's been able to observe every single possibility of every single timeline of the continuum shift. The reason he always seems to know what will happen is because he does.
    • Out-Gambitted: In Chronophantasma, by Izanami.
    • Thanatos Gambit: How Terumi got inside Takamagahara to deliver Phantom's virus. He had Relius kill Hazama, who was weakened from his fight with Ragna. Having already been life-linked to Noel (as Mu), Hazama would come back to life while Terumi was off disabling Takamagahara.
    • Xanatos Speed Chess: Makoto's friendship with Noel and Tsubaki was a potential boobytrap that could have violently imploded his plans for the two of them. To make certain she's out of the way, he patches a request to her indirectly (she doesn't trust him — see Devil in Plain Sight above) to get her as far away from Kagutsuchi as possible, and when she does come back midway through his plot, the first thing he tries to do when he catches her chatting with Jin is attempt to kill her. Key word being "try" — the attack is parried.
      • Uriah Gambit: Said mission to get her away from Kagutsuchi involved a trip to the cauldron in Ibukido — while he wanted her job to dead-end, choking on seithr or a cauldron timescrew is welcome, too. Put short, it backfired.
  • Genius Bruiser: He may look and act thuggish (especially during fights), but he's actually cunning and intelligent.
  • Giggling Villain: Always, all of the time.
  • Glass Cannon: There is plenty of offensive potential for his attacks and Force Eater, but at 10500 HP, he can't take much punishment. He actually has less health than Hazama. Justified in that if he had normal defenses with his Drive mechanics and huge amounts of offensive potential, he would be very, very broken.
    • Furthermore, Terumi lacks many reliable reversals and defensive options, meaning the only way to play him is to be as reckless as possible.
    • His Unlimited form subverts this, being one of the more resilient members of the cast. Furthermore, Hazama's health was nerfed in Chronophantasma 2.0.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: His already creepy snake eyes shine out from under his hood.
  • Go-Karting with Bowser: He, like everyone else, appears in the Gag Reels with other characters. This includes his own, which has him starting his own band.
  • A God Am I: He at separate times has called himself "Takehaya-Susano'o-no-Mikoto", i.e one of the highest gods in Japanese myth and brother of Amaterasu. Turns out, he isn't lying: Susano'o is his true identity (as in, being the original will of the Susano'o Unit).
  • God in Human Form: He's the will and spirit of the god Susano'o having abandoned his original body and eventually forced to manifest in a human body thanks to Trinity's Muchorin separating him from Hazama (albeit as an unintentional side-effect).
  • Gods Need Prayer Badly: Interesting take on this. The main reason Terumi so thoroughly traumatised Ragna as a child is because he's essentially a ghost whose existence in the world isn't "fixed." Terumi needs people to acknowledge and recognise his existence in order to continue to exist. Ironically, the more that Ragna fixates on and hates Terumi, the stronger Terumi becomes. This problem is resolved at the end of Continuum Shift when Saya becomes the "Observer" of Terumi, essentially making her his anchor in the world.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Rachel and the Six Heroes were attempting to use Trinity's Muchorin to force Terumi's consciousness into the open so they could kill him directly. They not only end up doing that, but an unexpected side effect materialises him into a separate body of his own. This becomes a double-edged sword in Central Fiction where, even though he's back under self-observation, he has a body of his own and access to all of his power, a special spell Trinity put on him makes him unable to merge with Hazama like he has with hosts in the past - a big issue for him because self-observation has its limits and he needs a proper vessel before his time really runs out. On the other hand, this gives him the motivation to go back to the one body that was always his: the Susano'o Unit.
  • Grapple Move: His Retaliating Fang special.
  • Green and Mean: Even more than Hazama.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Whenever things don't go his way, he'll proceed to throw a massive hissy fit about it.
  • Hate Sink: Everyone hates him and several characters are after his head in particular. Mori himself stated that he's supposed to lack any redeemable traits.
  • Hates Being Touched: His grapple cancel quotes give off this impression, and also gives the impression on how much humans or other creatures disgust him so much, showing off his gigantic ego.
    • In Alter Memory episode 10, he while still inhabiting Hazama becomes extremely violent after Noel and Makoto manage to land a couple of blows on him.
  • Hates Everyone Equally: And unlike Hazama, who mostly keeps this trope to himself with Stealth Insults and condescending behavior, Terumi doesn't even attempt to hide his utter disgust for everyone around him.
  • The Heavy: Him and Relius in Continuum Shift, going to as far back as the Dark War itself. Although Terumi has a far more active role before Relius shows up.
  • Hellish Pupils: Snake-like eyes just like Hazama.
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: In a meta example, his identity is this. Terumi was very open about his connection to Susano'o. When smelting Noel into the Kusanagi, he does it "in the name of Susano'o," he turns into Susano'o for his Astral and even calls himself the "one true Susano'o." And yet, no one was able to guess that he was the original soul of the Susano'o Unit.
  • Historical Hero Upgrade: Invoked and weaponized against him. Ragna makes Amaterasu observe Susanoo (and thus him) as the hero that saved the world from the Black Beast (by Jin taking over the Susanoo Unit and proclaiming "I am Susanoo" as he "slays" Ragna), and thus severing his power source. This has the side effect of making Ragna into a villain and making Terumi an Entitled. But fortunately for Ragna, an Entitled is much easier to kill.
  • Hope Crusher: He really loves to stomp on people's dreams.
  • Humanoid Abomination: He's usually mentioned as a "ghost", but what he really is isn't clear. Central Fiction finally reveals what he is: the original will of the Susano'o Unit. A god, basically.
  • Hypocrite:
    • As much as he claims to hate lies and that the world is nothing but lies, if it keeps his plans from being compromised, he'll tell lies like there's no tomorrow.
    • Also in Continuum Shift, he calls Kokonoe out for swearing.
    • Hazama is an artificial body of Relius' design that Terumi is merged with, and the latter ejected himself from Susano'o to get out of being a servant of the Master Unit. He also mocks the Prime Fields, artificial humans "who has jackshit instead of souls" in front of Makoto, who by nature is an artificial human herself.
    • He accuses Jin of being selfish. Yes, he's right, but coming from someone who thinks he's the greatest thing ever and a gigantic, unabashed bastard on his own, every semblance of meaning and point is lost.
    • He refers to the Black Beast as a failed experiment on numerous occasions, detailing in Valkenhayn's Continuum Shift Arcade ending "What good is a monster you can't control?" He tried to recreate the experiment using himself in Ibukido, but the remnants in Saya's consciousness in Number Twelve wanted none of it. Take-Mikazuchi obliged and blew up the facility in response.
  • The Hyena: Up to Eleven, he laughs or giggles every two or three moves.
  • I Shall Taunt You: Notable in that it's actually possible to incorporate taunting into a combo in 1.1 by Rapid Canceling the new low version of Orochi Burensen at the right moment. In version 2.0, finishing an opponent with the move results in a special winpose where he says one of his taunt quotes while grinding the opponent's head into the dirt.
  • I'll Kill You!: Whenever he activates his Overdrive. But really, Terumi tends to espouse this sentiment every time he opens his mouth in-game.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: How Terumi finally meets his end at the hand of a Black Onslaught-powered Ragna in the climax of Central Fiction.
  • Insane Equals Violent: He's definitely mad (likely due to him being very tired of Amaterasu's time repeats) and is very, very violent.
  • In the Hood: His Dark War-era costume, shown above, has this on his coat.
  • Invincible Villain: While he can be defeated, it's hard to figure out what can kill this guy. Even after Kokonoe defeated him by controlling her emotions, she still claims that she lacks the method of properly destroying him. Hakumen's "Time Killer" does a pretty big number on him, but he still survived by Observing himself, although he only has a week to live before he can find a new host or he'll disappear completely. He's only killed with an intricate plan from Ragna: separating Terumi from the Susanoo Unit, then make Jin use the unit to attack Ragna (while not actually killing him) so the Master Unit will recognize Susanoo as the hero who slays the Black Beast, thus making Terumi lose his "hatred makes him stronger" attribute, making him killable; Ragna also makes sure to Astral Finish him.
  • It's All About Me: Furthering this from Hazama, one of his winposes is kicking the downed opponent and then punting them off screen so that he's the only one in the limelight. As always, he also thinks he's the greatest thing ever.
  • Jerkass: Imagine the most horrible person in human history, whoever you may think that is. Now multiply that by a thousand and you have a pretty good idea of how unpleasant Terumi is. He blatantly flaunts the fact that he doesn't have a single redeemable trait, and revels in every single millisecond of it.
  • Joker Immunity: Really, his popularity and cool playstyle are what keeping him in Central Fiction despite being outright erased from existence by Hakumen in the third game.
    • Averted in Central Fiction. After 3 games of cheating death, he finally, FINALLY dies at the hands of his arch-nemesis Ragna.
  • Kick the Dog: It's just what he does. Played with mockingly whenever he wins against Ragna, who he has referred to before as "Puppy", where he proceeds to kick him ten times before he tells him how he sucks.
  • Kick Them While They Are Down: A large percent of his winposes has him stomping on his defeated opponent. He even has both one special attack with which he violently stomps on a downed opponent as well as his own version of Hazama's The Serpent's Unholy Wrath. His Astral can also hit downed opponent anywhere on the screen. For added bonus points, Terumi's is actually meant to be used on downed opponents.
  • Killed Off for Real: It's been a long time coming, but Terumi finally gets his comeuppance for real at the hands of Ragna, who rips him out of the Susano'o unit, fights him one last time, and impales him on his Blood Scythe, destroying his soul for good.
  • Knife Nut: Just like Hazama, with a pair of butterfly knives.
  • Knight of Cerebus: For the whole series. Though already pretty dark, Calamity Trigger started off pretty light-hearted, with copious amounts of humor. Once Terumi revealed himself, however, everything gets dead serious. And it continues up until his near demise at Hakumen's hand in Chronophantasma. But when he survived in Central Fiction, he's still dangerous as ever.
  • Kryptonite Factor: As powerful as Terumi is, he (or rather, him in Hazama's body) just as helpless as Ragna in Celica's presence due to their Azure Grimoires being shut down. When Kokonoe lures him into a trap by using Ragna as bait and shows off Celica, he's practically begging Phantom to get him away from her.
  • Large Ham: Hazama was already absurdly hammy when he got going. Terumi is in a perpetual state of screaming at the top of his lungs, giggling like a madman and shouting about how awesome he is and how much his opponent sucks. Special mention goes to his Motive Rant at the end of Episode 13 of Chrono Phantasma.
    How many years... How many years? Oh, how many years I've waited. How many times has this been repeated? How many hundreds of times?! How many THOUSANDS?! ONE HUNDRED THOUSANDS?! MILLIONS?! TRILLIONS?! I've repeated this worthless comedy show more times than I can count! Hmhmhmhm... Yes... Just a little bit more... Just a bit more, and it will be within reach - the lost "Embryo". Once that's done, this shitty, worthless comedy show will end. Hatred will beget more hatred. War will beget more war. The party will turn to heavenly disaster, and all of the dead souls will be invited to the Doomsday! And then...a new "BlazBlue" will be born.
  • Lack of Empathy: More so than Hazama.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Terumi singled out Ragna for the brunt of his sadism throughout the games, so it seems fitting that Ragna is the one to run him through and kill him Deader Than Dead in Central Fiction.
  • Last-Name Basis: Is almost exclusively referenced by his surname, his given name only used as part of a Full-Name Ultimatum.
  • Laughably Evil: Due to his extreme hamminess, constant cackling and hilarious lines, it's kinda hard not to at least smile whenever Terumi's in action.
  • Laughing Mad: Now that he's decided to come out and play, Terumi takes this trope Up To Eleven Million. Jesus Christ...
  • Lean and Mean: Like Hazama, he's quite tall and slim, but Terumi's much meaner.
    • If you crunch the numbers, his BMI is 18.2. Clinically Underweight.
  • Leitmotif: In the initial versions of Chronophantasma, he had a remix of Unlimited Hazama's theme, Endless Despair. In Chronophantasma Extend and Central Fiction, however, he gets a new theme titled Silent Scream.
  • Living on Borrowed Time: Quite literally. Using self-observation, Terumi has essentially bookmarked the church incident with Ragna as a "save point". He reloaded his save state when Hakumen tried to erase his existence with Time Killer, but it left his existence unstable due to such a move being a Dangerous Forbidden Technique. Terumi now only has one week to find a host body to possess, or else he'll die. And unfortunately, two dilemmas have presented themselves: 1.) He can't fuse with Hazama anymore due to Trinity's magic, and 2.) Hazama doesn't want to be his host anymore.
  • Loves the Sound of Screaming: Fitting his sadistic nature, he loves to hear his enemies screaming in pain.
    Terumi: Make sure you do your part, and scream for me!
  • Mana Drain: This is his Drive ability in a nutshell. It doesn't actually drain the opponent's Heat, though (but the opponent doesn't gain any Heat from blocking or getting hit by it, either), and good thing that is, considering the rate at which Terumi can gain Heat with Force Eater.
    • As noted above, in Overdrive mode it actually does drain Heat, though... Be afraid, be very afraid. The Overdrive version of Serpent's Cursed Sting DD also does this.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Phase Shift 4 reveals the first major manipulation he ever did: he tricks Trinity into releasing Nine's Mind Eater spell due to her love for Kazuma, little more than a fake body created just so Terumi could inhabit it. Then after he deals the finishing blow, he kills Trinity while she is shocked and shoves both of them into a Cauldron. Also see Running Both Sides below.
  • The Man Behind the Man: He and Relius are behind everything; it's not even worth putting a spoiler on. Even Saya, who was abducted as a child by Terumi, and used by him and Relius as a "vessel." Inverted in Chronophantasma - they mistook Izanami pulling their strings for the reverse.
    • Central Fiction reveals that as Susanoo, he's behind the entire plot of the series. Everything that's happened is all because of his private war with Amaterasu.
  • Meaningful Name: Yuuki (幽鬼) can mean "ghost", which is what he is.
  • Mirror Boss: He faces off against himself in the Arcade mode Chronophantasma and Central Fiction (act 3).
  • The Mirror Shows Your True Self: If snared by Relius' Astral, a mirror placed behind Terumi shows his ghost form in its reflection, complete with the perpetually required Slasher Smile.
  • Misanthrope Supreme: He shows contempt for pretty much everyone and believes everything in this world is nothing but one big pack of lies. It's also the reason for his lack of social skills. Central Fiction reveals that he actually hates everything that the Amaterasu unit creates, and believes that it's his purpose to make her suffer by destroying those creations in front of her.
  • Motive Rant: He gives his full intentions in the climax of CF. Shown here.
  • Mysterious Past: Next to nothing is known about who he is, where he came from or even what he is. The only thing we know about him is that he used the Susano’o Unit at some point in the past. CF finally shows it: He's really the "true" Susano'o as he always says, who does what he does to spite Amaterasu and eventually destroy the Master Unit.
  • Narcissist: Half of his battle quotes revolve around beating into his opponent's head (at times literally) his own self-aggrandized opinion of how absolutely awesome he is. And that's not counting his story moments.
  • The Nicknamer: Rachel is "Shitty Vampire", Valkenhayn is "Old Fart", Trinity Glassfille is "Four-Eyes", Ragna is "Little Puppy", Noel is "Little Doll", and so forth.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: His fighting style in a nutshell, Terumi’s fighting style revolves around inflicting as much pain on his enemy as possible before finally killing them. In contrast to Hazama, who relies on his Ouroboros chains and whose fighting style was graceful and dance-like, Terumi’s style is far more barbaric and cruel, relying more on his serpentine spirits, butterfly knives, and knives within the heels of his shoes.
  • Nominal Hero: He was forced to be part of the Six Heroes and he did not care for anyone at all. Once they succeeded to defeat the Black Beast, the Evil Hero Terumi betrayed his "comrades" when he had the opportunity so he can continue with his Evil Plan.
  • No Social Skills: Played darkly. Unlike Hazama, who has a perpetual sense of condensendingly faux-gentlemanly behavior, Terumi curses constantly, insults and threatens everyone around him, lacks an inside voice, and doesn't utter a single line of dialogue that doesn't relate to hurting someone.
  • Not Worth Killing: One of his winposes is to stomp on his defeated opponent before walking away.

    O - Z 
  • Obviously Evil: Let's see: Powers of darkness? Check. His existence being fueled by hate? Check.Snake motifs? Check. Slasher Smile? Check. Commits acts of evil for fun? Check. Tendencies to laugh maniacally? Check. Dangerously psychopathic? Check. Yep, definitely a villain.
  • Older Than They Look: According to Phase 0, it's been well over 100 years. Also Hakumen's victory quote against him in his CS Arcade mode indicates he has existed for quite a while. The quote can even be interpreted as saying Terumi has existed since the dawn of time. This is proven true in the fourth game when it's revealed that he is the original consciousness and will of the Susanoo Unit, which means he's existed just about as long as the Master Unit itself, though its unknown when his consciousness originally developed.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Emphasis on maniac, Terumi desires nothing more than the destruction of everything his “sister” Amaterasu has created, and wishes to create a new world in his image, full of despair and suffering, intending to gain as much hatred and fear as possible to become stronger than Black Beast, revealing him to be also power-hungry.
  • One-Winged Angel: His Astral, which has him take the form of an evil, shadow version of Hakumen, referencing the period of time he wore the Susano'o Unit. In the console version of Central Fiction, he returns to this form, and it's playable.
  • Orochi: Some of his moves in Japanese has this in their names. He's also a creator of one: the Black Beast.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: A psychopathic ghost that feeds on hatred and commits atrocities for his own twisted amusement. Sounds about right.
  • Ouroboros: His Nox Nyctores, although he doesn't use it as much as Hazama does.
  • Overarching Villain: His villainous acts start since around 100 years ago and he's the one behind the Black Beast's rampage that shapes the current world as it is now. and even farther than that since he's the reason humanity found the Susanoo unit and began messing around with the Master Unit.
  • Post-Final Boss: Though he, as Susanoo, is the final boss of Central Fiction, the manner in which he's defeated finally leaves Terumi with no options, backed into a corner, at long last vulnerable, and the last thing standing between him and the True Azure? It's Ragna. And after four games they finally have what fans have been waiting for: a duel to the death.
  • Power Echoes: When assuming the form of the Black Susano'o for the finishing blow of his Astral. The English voice acting combines it with Power Makes Your Voice Deep.
    "I am the true Susano'o! DIE!"
  • Power Glows: His end-of-match winpose (after Astral, that isnote ) has an aura of Ouroboros energy surrounding him as he goes Laughing Mad.
  • The Power of Hate: He feeds off the hatred of others. Kokonoe's Arcade Mode slightly deconstructs this: The reason he's so strong in battle is because he feeds off his opponent's hatred. The more his opponent hates him, the stronger he gets. Kokonoe counters this by rewiring her mind to not feel any emotions towards him. This ends up depriving him of the hatred to fuel his strength and thus, he's soundly beaten as a result.
  • Pride: His other defining trait is that his sadism is matched solely by his arrogance.
  • Promoted to Playable: Becomes playable in CP onward, separate from Hazama.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: He acts an overexcited kid when he goes into full-bore sadist mode, and throws violent tantrums when he doesn't get what he wants. His duplicitous but ultimately straightforward personality also helps.
  • Rapidfire Fisticuffs: More like "Rapidfire Bitchslaps of Darkness" but one of his Drive moves is this. Also one of his Unlimited form's DD.
  • Rasputinian Death: Terumi's Final Death in Central Fiction is slow, humiliating, and deservedly painful. First, he's forcibly ripped out of the Susano'o unit by Ragna, leaving him once again vulnerable to fading away since his time is almost up and he's weakened from self-observation. Then, a Trinity-controlled Hakumen delivers a retribution-filled Yukikaze to him with Hihiirokane, which seriously wounds him but isn't enough to fully kill him. Next, the Master Unit has to Observe the Susano'o Unit defeating the Black Beast (Ragna), turning Terumi into a hero in the eyes of the world, thus preventing him from keeping himself alive with The Power of Hate. Finally, Ragna and him face off one final time, with Ragna finally killing him for good with Black Onslaught, impaling him on his Blood Scythe as Terumi's ghostly essence begins to leak out of the wound. After finally removing the blade, Terumi's body can no longer be sustained and he dies in an inferno of his own energy, laughing in agony.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Like Rachel, he has his memories intact whenever a time loop occurs, and thus he has lived for a very long time. Although most of that time has him being sealed.
  • Red Baron: The True Evil/The Black Susano'o.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to both Relius and Hazama's blue.
  • Regenerating Mana: Unlimited Terumi in CP can regain Heat Gauge simply by moving around.
  • Reminiscing About Your Victims: As part of his trolling routine, he does this occasionally. Such as in CF, he talks smack about how throwing Trinity into the Boundary was one of the greatest time of his life, in front of Nine.
  • Running Both Sides: Terumi is revealed to be the founder of both NOL and Sector Seven, manipulating them for his own goals.
  • Sadist: Cruel, sadistic, and selfish, Terumi delights in the suffering of others, both physically and mentally, and relishes pure chaos. He happily provokes and manipulates others for his own amusement, and ruthlessly tortures anyone who irritates him or get in his way. Most of Terumi's attacks revolve around treating his opponents like trash by stepping on them, pushing them away from his radiant self and relentlessly taunting them. Heck, it could be argued that the reason his moveset primarily consists of low damage multi-hit attacks is simply because he wants to see his enemy suffer as much as possible before he kills them.
  • Satanic Archetype: Terumi's main goal is to cause ultimate chaos and despair throughout the world. He opposes the "god" of the world, Amaterasu, for this.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: In his CF Arcade Act 2, he was at an disadvantage with Lambda, noticing she is from the outside of the Embryo and then he chooses to retreat.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: In the past, he gets sealed within the Boundary with Hakumen. Takamagahara then releases him so they can get his aid on destroying Amaterasu.
  • Secret Identity: On top of Hazama hiding his identity as the Traitor of the Six Heroes (Or at least, being a vessel for him), Mori has revealed on an episode of Bururaji that Yuuki Terumi isn't Terumi's real name either. In Central Fiction, his true name is finally revealed: Takehaya-Susano'o-no-Mikoto, which he had been calling himself the whole time. He eventually takes back his body and becomes a playable character at that.
  • Sharing a Body: With Hazama in the games, and Kazuma in the prequel novels. Terumi is a separate entity from Hazama; they just inhabit the same body (which is why they both have two different sets of story portraits).
    • In the novels, he exploited it; When Nine put a mind-control spell on him, he split his consciousness with Kazuma's, so that only Terumi is brainwashed while Kazuma isn't, which later comes in handy in fighting off the mind control.
    • In the Six Heroes route of Chronophantasma, the remaining heroes along with Rachel and Celica drive him out of his Hazama body so that they can kill him directly, hence why the two are separate playable characters now.
    • Becomes even more prominent in Central Fiction wherein Hazama begins asserting himself as a more distinct and separate entity that Terumi is in a mad rush to fuse with once more in order solidify his existence after eating Hakumen's Time-Killer last game.
  • Shoryuken: His Gouga Soutenjin/Divine Twin Blades DD, which somewhat resembles Rugal's Genocide Cutter.
  • Sickly Green Glow: Roughly 90% of his attacks have it.
  • Signature Move: Many of his specials and DD can be this, but especially his Garengeki/Cleaving Fang special and his Orochi Burensen/Serpent's Laceration DD, and to a lesser extent his other DD Jakyou Messenga/Gleaming Fang.
  • Significant Birth Date: Terumi was born on Leap Day, which occurs only once every four years, alluding to his otherworldly nature.
  • Situational Damage Attack: His DD Jabaku Fuuenjin/Serpent's Cursed Sting normally uses 50 Heat, but if you have more, then the excess will be used up too to add to the damage; the more you have, the higher damage it deals. With 100 Heat and in Overdrive, it is potentially the strongest DD Terumi has.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Wouldn't be Terumi if he wasn't being as vulgar as possible! Oddly, however, it's what type of swear he uses that can indicate his mood. He throws out religious (damn, hell) and excretory (ass, shit, piss) swears like there's no tomorrow...
    Rachel (during match intros): "You are as vulgar as ever, Terumi."
    • Precision F-Strike: ...but if he uses sexual swears or lingo, he's either pissed (prick, bitch, cockblock, FUBAR (fucked up beyond all recognition)) or disgusted (cock fight, circle jerk). These examples are often shown off more during the time he was still being hosted by Hazama's body, and is one of the select-and-distinct traits Terumi retains when he and Hazama separate.
  • Sixth Ranger Traitor: Terumi was the last of the Six Heroes to join due to Nine's brainwashing, and the one who betrayed and killed two of their members.
  • Slasher Smile/Psychotic Smirk: His face is permanently locked into one or the other, or a mix of the two.
  • Smug Super: There's nothing in all of existence Terumi loves more than himself. And he has the power to back up his Trash Talk.
  • Snakes Are Evil: Duh.
  • The Sociopath: Terumi has been described as "absolute evil", with "no margin for sympathy". He is an amoral, sadistic psychopath who lives for nothing more than causing suffering for others and experiencing the joy doing so gives him. Due to his nature as a god, he sees himself as superior to humans, viewing them like insects which he can “play” with for his own sick pleasure. Despite this, Terumi can display a surprising cooperation with Relius or Hazama, if only because they fueled his interests, although behind that, even Relius isn't safe from Terumi's hatred because their end goals contradict each other's and their alliance will soon crumble sooner or later, and Terumi is prone to bossing Hazama around.
  • Staying Alive: After being Time Killer'd by Hakumen, Terumi survived by Observing himself. However, he can only last about a week before needing to fuse with Hazama again.
    Nine: I understand it. Even if burn or slice you here, it won't annihilate you. Even if I defeat you in your spiritual form, I cannot erase your existence because you're Yuuki Terumi. That's why I'll have you disappear when the timing is right and using the suitable method.
    • He even gets to taunt Hakumen in their CF match intro by telling the latter to kill him. Hakumen just tells him to shut up.
  • Straw Nihilist: Claims that the world is a lie and that he will show it the truth of "despair." He thinks that has a nice ring to it.
  • Strike Me Down: aside from the above, in Hakumen's CF arcade, Terumi screams at him to kill him as Terumi's at his weakest currently. After the battle, however, Hakumen says that enough is enough, stops dealing with the "image" in front of him and cuts his way to Nine.
  • Suicide by Cop: In the end of CS, a beat-up Terumi tells Relius to kill his Hazama body so he (as a ghost) can infiltrate Takamagahara and disable them from within. Then he commands Ignis to crush his throat.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Has these whenever he has a physical body. And he certainly fits the supernatural part since we have no idea what he even is.
  • Super Strength: While we don't know the limits of his physical strength, he can lift around 350lb (the Susanoo Unit) over his head with one hand with ease. This in spite of him being skinny as a rake.
  • Sword Drag: Drags his knives across the ground while running.
  • Synchronization: Despite being separate beings, when Hakumen uses Time Killer on Terumi, something happens to Hazama as well, though he doesn't disappear as Terumi did.
  • A Taste Of His Own Medicine: Twice, he gets himself trolled by different people - the same bunch whose lives he ruined. The first by Kokonoe in CP who gets around his Power Of Hate by rewiring her brain to suppress her emotions. This allows her to soundly beat him, only for her to not finish him right then and there. The second by Nine in CF; while she does feel hatred for Terumi, she only trolls him by making him fight a "phantom" of her. Both claim that harming Terumi physically would be pointless and that they're going to find the right way to end his existence. He can't do anything but hurl insults back at them for this.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork:
    • Phase 0 reveals that he used to work with Nine's father, Shuuichiro Ayatsuki, in their shared goal of destroying Amaterasu. Shuuichiro felt this way toward Terumi, being very worried by him.
    • It later becomes apparent, through both Phase 0 and The Wheel of Fortune, that the teeth clenching toward Relius is something of a put-on. The two work very well together behind the scenes, apparently being such evil bastards that it actually helps them get along. Terumi is only annoyed at Relius if he's being interrupted when he's having his fun being a sadist.
    • Their battle quotes in Chronophantasma paint a different picture; each only saw the other as an ally of convenience, and secretly harbored hatred for the other. In fact, Relius, Terumi, and Izanami's ideal worlds were all incompatible with each other, meaning that their alliances were going to crumble sooner or later. Izanami was in the better position by the end, and the rest is history.
  • Theme Naming: Like Hazama, all of his attacks except Screeches of the Condemned and Divine Twin Blades are named after snakes and their attributes, unless we're talking about the Japanese name of the former.
  • Third Act Stupidity: Turns out in Chronophantasma that living through 72.500 years of looped time can seriously get you stuck in old patterns and, much like a gamer who has always been relying on Save Scumming and Flow Charts to win, Terumi is unable to keep up the pace with everyone else once the Reset Button the "Groundhog Day" Loop provided him is gone and the Temporal Paradox ridden timeline makes Phantom's observation spells useless.
    • Although ultimately it turned out to be only Second Act Stupidity. After his near death in Chrono Phantasma Terumi gets his act together and plays much smarter in Central Fiction, coming within arm's reach of his ultimate goal.
  • This Cannot Be!: In Kokonoe's Arcade Mode, he's genuinely shocked when she manages to defeat him.
  • Three Strike Combo: His 6C and jump C moves are 3 attacks in one. His Jagaku/Snakebite special also has 3 parts. His Gouga Soutenjin/Divine Twin Blades DD, if done in Overdrive, will add a third strike where he smashes the foe back down.
  • Time Abyss: He has lived since before the Dark War and possibly much longer than that. And with the reveal of his identity as the original will of the Susano'o Unit, which was meant to protect the Master Unit Amaterasu, he could easily be as old as the Blazblue universe itself.
  • To Create a Playground for Evil: Terumi's ultimate goal, as stated above in the Large Ham entry, is to create a world where people will kill each other for his own amusement.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Within the Six Heroes. He only allied with them out of necessity when he realized that the Monster of Mass Destruction that he had secretly created wasn't controllable, and since it was now indiscriminately destroying the world, as opposed to destroying it the way Terumi wanted it to be destroyed, it simply HAD to be put down. Also, one of the heroes, a witch named Nine, put him under a geas that he WILL have to obey her so he's steered to destroy his creation. When the monster finally had been killed, Nine managed to catch whiff of the fact that it had been Terumi who set it loose in the first place, so he simply HAD to kill her (that and he didn't take being mind-controlled that well)... Guess who of the two people mentioned in the above paragraph Nine was the mother of? Here's a hint: It wasn't Jin.
  • Too Many Belts: Or rather, Two Many Belts.
  • Transformation Sequence: In Kokonoe's CP arcade, he transforms from Hazama's form into his own form.
  • Trash Talk: Whenever he's not talking about how amazing he is, he talks about how pathetic his opponent is instead. He even says "IDIOT!" on every back dash.
    "I'm waiting for you to suck less!"
    "How many minutes would you last? Or should I say seconds?"
    "You scared?"
    "Sucks to be you!"
  • Troll: Just like normal Hazama, only a hundred times over and more on the violently-harmful side (Hazama's is more supposedly lax and playful in comparison). Trolling people is even his way to stay alive just so he can feed off of their hate easier.
  • Unblockable Attack: His Jarin Renshouga/Screeches Of The Condemned DD acts like a Crush Trigger in that the initial attack breaks normal guards, but can still be blocked with Barrier. Its Overdrive version, however, is fully unblockable.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: To say he uses finesse is like saying the sky is brown. That said, he's, canonically, one of the most powerful characters in the series.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Becomes this for Izanami.
  • The Unfettered: He'll stop at nothing to reach his one goal: a world of despair.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Happens three times over the course of Chronophantasma.
    • After hearing Trinity's confessional in his own Arcade epilogue, he realizes that Trinity materialized him into the real world and into Ikaruga. Then Hazama pipes in and tells them that they've switched places. Realizing that Jubei can kill him after these arrangements, he curses out Trinity and Rachel over what transpired.
    • Similarly, in Story Mode, Terumi freaks out when he realized that Trinity had materialized him into the real world which is only further exacerbated when he's cornered by Hakumen, Jubei, and Celica. Had Phantom not arrived to rescue him, he would have been killed right then and there.
    • In Kokonoe's Arcade epilogue, After being soundly beaten by Kokonoe due to her rewiring her brain to not feel emotions toward him (depriving him of the hatred to fuel his strength), he swears at her to finish him off, but she won't hear any of it until she knows for a fact that she can destroy him completely.
    • In Hazama's Arcade epilogue and in Story Mode, he's reduced to panicking and practically begging Phantom to teleport him away when Kokonoe reveals Celica, whose natural ability to nullify seithr causes his Azure Grimoire to shut down, rendering him powerless.
  • Villain Respect: He actually congratulates Ragna for managing to drag him out of the Susanoo unit and defeat him. After treating Ragna as nothing more than helpless dog he gets to kick, it says a lot when he finally acknowledges him as a Worthy Opponent and drops the Terms of Endangerment and uses his proper title.
  • Villainous Valour: Technically many of the characters can actually defeat him. Hazama/Terumi is frequently pitted against characters who are equally strong or even stronger than he is, but he still manages to win due to his wits and cunning. Hakumen (at full power) is far more powerful than he is, Ragna beats him at the end of CS, Rachel was more powerful than him in CT and can still hold her own when he gets his strength back in CS (thanks to a stronger link to the world, and his Azure Grimoire), Jin nearly came close to beating him only for Hazama/Terumi to retreat at the last second, Makoto has been shown to be able to hold her own against him though she has no way of defeating him, Kokonoe in her CP Arcade mode is capable of beating him in a fight. If it wasn't for those gambits, his Azure Grimoire, his revolving door of Observers and life-links, and Phantom being his exit bus, he probably wouldn't even be so successful.
    • Sure enough, this is proven true in Chronophantasma. With the timeline resets stopped, Phantom's observation spells are rendered ineffective, thus stripping Hazama/Terumi of most of his ability to plan ahead and forcing him to think on his feet more often. Further, a series of events orchestrated by Rachel and the Six Heroes forces Terumi himself in the flesh out of his Hazama body and into the physical world in corporeal form, while a collaboration between Makoto, Kagura, Jin and Noel end with Tsubaki free of the Mind Eater and him minus one Hakumen-proof shield, especially since he wasn't even there to stop the latter case himself. The result? The serpent is beheaded.Temporarily.
  • Villain Team-Up: After his fight against Hazama in CF Act 3, Terumi found out that Hazama was faking his amnesia (as he assumed beforehand in Act 1 via one of their battle intros) and he broke into laughter. When they sense Ragna nearby, he decided to team up with him in a loose sense; the actual thing Hazama did to a weakened Terumi at the time was fuse with him once more, but with Hazama's personality in complete control. Terumi himself thinks Hazama is telling a hilarious joke.
  • Weapon Twirling: In some of his animations he twirls his knives a lot.
  • Why Won't You Die?: Really, 90% of his battle quotes is him shouting for his opponent to just die.
  • Would Hit a Girl/Would Hurt a Child: Gender or age mean nothing to him; when someone needs beating, he'll do it equally brutally to anyone.
  • Worf Had the Flu: A major reason for his loss against Kokonoe was that she rewired her brain so that she felt no emotion toward him, especially hatred. This effectively cut him off from his primary source of power and singed the fight in Kokonoe's favor.
  • Worthy Opponent: It takes four whole games and only at the final battle, but once Ragna beats Terumi while in his form as Susano'o he finally considers Ragna this.
  • You Got Spunk: His winquote against Bullet.
    Terumi: Oh, those eyes that burn with a passion for revenge. I actually kinda like em. Show me what you got! Kehehehe!
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Green hair, though most of it is obscured by his hood.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: Self-observation allowed Terumi to avoid Hakumen's Time Killer, but self-observation has been described by Rachel as an extremely crude and unreliable thing. As a result Terumi has a week before he fades away for good unless he can merge with Hazama again. On the other hand he still has access to his power note  and is functionaly immortal like this to the point of taunting Hakumen with it in their match introduction.
    • Even worse for Terumi, Trinity's manifestation spell in CP keeps him from merging with Hazama, and Hazama not wanting to be his puppet anymore leading to him needing to find a new vessel. He happens to have his eye on the Susano'o Unit...
  • Zerg Rush: His Astral starts with him summoning a lot of dark snakes this way.

Alternative Title(s): Blazblue Yuki Terumi

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