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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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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: The definitive main villain of the series. He is responsible for manipulating most of the events from behind the scenes and has ruined the lives of the main heroes.
  • 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: An even darker one than Azrael! Terumi makes no secret of the fact that he loves fighting...Or rather, he loves satisfying his sadistic urges by beating the crap out others. Though he seems to prefer it when his victims resist, he also doesn't seem to mind if "fight" becomes another word for "stomp on their heads until their skulls cave in and keep going".
    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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  • 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.
  • Dark Is Evil: Even more blatant than Hazama.
  • Dash Attack: His Jagaku/Snakebite move.
  • 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).
  • Deadly Lunge: His Jakyou Messenga/Gleaming Fang DD.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Dragon: By proxy of being inside Hazama (at least at first), he's a subordinate of the Imperator, alongside Relius.
  • 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.
  • 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 Gloating: Why of course!
    "Damn I'm strong!"
  • 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 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.
  • Famed in Story: How the heroes managed to take him down for good. By having Jin in Susanoo's armor fatally wound Ragna and Terumi, they have the world recognize that Susanoo is a famous hero who saved the world. This causes Terumi's protection with hatred to fade, as the world has no reason to hate the famous Black Beast killer Susanoo. This gives Ragna the opportunity to put down Terumi for good within the Boundary.
  • 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. 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: Sure, Terumi commits all his atrocities because his very existence hinges on others hating his guts, but it doesn't change the fact that he's an asshole who also does it for pure sadistic fun. He freely admits as such when Hakumen demands to know his intentions:
    Terumi: C'mon, you know me better than that, 'old buddy!' Surely you don't mean to imply that I need a reason to destroy and manipulate and KILL!? OK, all right, fine! How about this reason? Seems as good as any. I do all the wonderful things I do because I want to see the miserable look on the faces of people like YOU when you're wallowing in despair, dismay, grief, frustration, misery... all sorts of other unpleasant nouns... I guess you could say I'm bored. At least misery is interesting.
  • 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, and for very good reason. Mori himself stated that he's supposed to lack any redeemable traits. His first known acts include kidnapping Saya, murdering Celica, and cutting off Ragna's arm and have him fight Jin, all the while taunting him over it. He doesn't get any better as he is shown to be completely unpleasant to the rest of the cast. This includes his racism towards beastkin like Makoto and Valkenhayn, destroying Ada in front of Carl right before killing him, laughing at Arakune's horrifying condition, and mindbreaking Noel to transform her into Mu-11. While does all these horrible things because his existence hinges on people hating him, that doesn't change the fact that he finds it fun.
  • 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'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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: After causing so much unimaginable misery to everyone he meets and surviving multiple attempts on his life, he’s finally put down like the rabid animal he is at the climax of Central Fiction, ending his days being fatally impaled on Ragna’s Blood Scythe and burning up in a maelstrom of his own uncontrolled energy while he laughs to his last breath.
  • 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.
  • Lack of Empathy: More so than Hazama.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    Yuuki Terumi: Didn't I tell you already? Destruction. I shall obtain the True Azure... and become a being that exceeds even this... the "Master Unit Amaterasu." And then... I'll take the worlds that Amaterasu creates... And destroy them all. Those born in the new worlds will fear me. Their fear will make me grow even stronger. Enough to surpass even the "Black Beast!" I'll create a world where only fear exists... I shall create a paradise! Even Amaterasu's phenomena intervention will mean nothing... That is the true "freedom" that I desire!
  • 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.
  • Practically Joker: Yuuki Terumi is a green haired Psychopathic Manchild with a nihilistic outlook of the world, seeing it as nothing but lies, and believes that the only truth is despair. He's well aware of how much of a vile son of a bitch he is, and is also utterly insane, frequently breaking into fits of laughter, has a constant Slasher Smile on his face, is the Arch-Enemy of a brooding Anti-Hero who he loves to get under the skin of, commits atrocity after atrocity for no other reason than because he felt like it, has a sick and twisted sense of humor, and is also very hammy. In fact, by the time of Chronophantasma Extend, Alter Memory, and even a small cameo appearance in Cross Tag Battle, his English vocal performance is virtually a tribute to the character himself as portrayed by Mark Hamill.
  • 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.
  • Secondary Color Nemesis: He wears an orange hooded garment, his hair is green, and his abilities are often distinguished with green light. As Susano'o, he turns the unit black with green highlights.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Terms of Endangerment: He uses "Ragna-chan" ("Raggy" in English version), "Hazama-chan" and "Nine-chan" to address them.
  • 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.
  • The Unfettered: He'll stop at nothing to reach his one goal: a world of despair.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

WARNING: This whole character is a spoiler for Central Fiction, so the following lists are all unmarked. Tread at your own risk.

Susano'o (スサノオ)

Click to show picture.  The one, true Susano'o. Definitely an asshole.
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  • Height: 218 cm
  • Weight: 178 kg
  • Blood type: Unknown
  • Date of Birth: August 8
  • Birthplace: Unknown
  • Hobbies: None
  • Likes: Freedom
  • Dislikes: Amaterasu

Voiced by: Kenta Miyake (Japanese), Ray Chase (English, Cross Tag Battle)

Full name Takehaya Susanoo-no-Mikoto. The true identity of the man known as Yuuki Terumi, and the Japanese god of storms. This is his original form before he separated into two halves due to his body being linked to the Master Unit: Amaterasu, his "sister". His body, the armor, became a dormant shell free of evil which would later be occupied by Jin Kisaragi, becoming Hakumen. His will, or mind, became the entity that would later be known as Yuuki Terumi. When mind and body reunite, Takehaya Susanoo is reborn. His personality changes completely, becoming a ruthless killing machine that seeks to destroy everything in sight. He hates humans because they are creations of his sister Amaterasu, who he also hates with a burning passion. Destroying what Amaterasu creates is the only thing that gives his existence meaning, as well as sustains his life. He is unlocked after completing the game's story mode.

His Drive is called Takegaminote /Divine Warrior. He starts out with eight abilities, seven of which are locked. When he lands a normal attack hit on the opponent, he cycles through the next icon in numerical order. If he then hits the opponent with a Drive move, he unlocks the icon, or if it's already unlocked, levels it up and changes its properties and damage, after which the cycle resets to the start. His Overdrive is called Zessou no Koku/Shrieks of the Entombed, which temporarily unlocks all of his abilitiesnote  and gives him a new Distortion Drive called Nakiugatsu: Houraku no Enki/Collapsing Resentment that instantly unlocks every seal or upgrades it by one level if it's already unlocked.

His Exceed Accel is called Chitagiru: Rengeki/Bloodspiller, which has him punch the opponent in the stomach, knee them into the air and hit them with a Rolling Attack, then finally grab the opponent and slam them into the ground. His Astral Heat, Kyo'ou no Houkou: Orochi Messatsu/Roar of the Mad King, has him slam his opponent into the ground, then conjure a large sword of dark energy, similar to Terumi's Astral. He then swings the sword down, causing a multitude of dark energy slashes to cover the screen in darkness, erasing the opponent from existence and destroying the landscape.

    Tropes involving Susano'o 
  • Above Good and Evil: He scorns concepts like good and evil, choosing to whatever he wants and believing that his status as a god is all the justification he needs. As he says in BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle:
    Susano'o: Right and wrong are human constructs. Trash to be eliminated with the rest of this world. You are either God or not God. That is the only distinction that matters.
  • Achilles' Heel: While he's virtually invincible inside the Susano'o unit, it's shown that Terumi is having some trouble readjusting to his new body when he's ejected from it after battling Es. As a result, Ragna defeats him (in addition to removing the Idea Engine's limiter) by dragging Terumi's soul out of the Susano'o unit, exactly like what Terumi did to Hakumen in the first place.
  • Adaptational Villainy: In most media, while Susanoo is usually the Jerkass God of Japanese Mythology, he usually grew up after being exiled, and makes peace with Amaterasu in the end. In this setting, however, Susanoo (that is, his original will, a.k.a Terumi) never grew up, his better side is shown when someone else is at helm of his body, and he went on from merely a Storm God into a Satan-equivalent.
  • Animal Motifs: Wolves. The armor looks like a cross between a humanoid wolf and a dragon, and his fighting style is fittingly feral and savage.
  • Anime Hair: His hair is flowing and glowing green.
  • Ax-Crazy: He's the true form of Yuuki Terumi, so this is to be expected. However, in stark contrast to his fragmented will's more maniacal and sadistic personality, the complete Susanoo, while retaining his sadism, is a cold, ruthless, and efficient killing machine fueled by hate and rage whose only desire is to destroy everything, because they are all creations of his sworn enemy: the Amaterasu unit. Basically, both he and his Terumi persona are sadistic assholes who enjoy causing pain to their enemies, but the difference here is that Susanoo is more subtle, level-headed and restrained about it, as well as much better at hiding it than Terumi.
  • Badass Back: Much like Hakumen, one of his end-of-round win poses has him turn his back to the screen.
  • Badass Baritone: He has a very deep, intimidating voice that's made even deeper by the filter his armor applies to it.
  • Badass Creed: He has one fashioned in the likeness of Hakumen's iconic "White Void" speech, but his is suitably more corrupted and bastardized.
  • Barbarian Longhair: Unlike Hakumen's Samurai Ponytail, Susano'o's hair is wild and all over the place to add to his savage and feral nature.
  • Beating A Dead Player: His win pose has him take his opponent's soul and crush it in his hand.
  • BFS: He can conjure a large sword of dark energy, much like Terumi in his Astral. He only uses it for some of his specials, such as his Blade of Judgment (Tachikiru Tenjin, eighth from the left on his icon row) special, his DD Strike of the Possessed God, and his DD Liberating Dagger (Tokihanatsu: Masou no Kyuujin). One of his win poses has him brandish the sword, such as at the end of his Astral.
  • Big Bad: Of the game's story as a whole. Terumi was already a big instigator since CS, but CF confirms that he is responsible for the entire plot. After developing a will and rebelling against Amaterasu, he cast off the Susano'o unit which was then discovered by mankind, which helped them locate the Master Unit and basically kick start every major event in the plot. This is in addition to providing Relius and Shuichiro with their research that resulted in the Black Beast, and creating Sector 7 and the NOL, and everything else he's responsible for in the series proper.
  • Black Knight: Being a black version of Hakumen (and a much meaner guy), he qualifies.
  • Breath Weapon: His Strike of the Possessed God (Uchikuruu: Kishin no Sengeki) DD has him fire a large, green energy beam from his mouth as a finisher.
  • The Caligula: Hoo boy. If you thought Izanami was bad, Susano'o is even worse. His Evil Plan is to dominate a newly-created world with an iron fist.
  • Casting a Shadow: Like Terumi and Hazama before him, he fights with dark energy.
  • Deadly Lunge:
    • His Sundering Claws (Nagisaku Kyousou) special (at the leftmost on his icon row, unlocked from the start) is him doing a lunging headbutt. If upgraded, he'll add a second hit that knocks the foe up.
    • His Dancing Dual Kick (Haimau Soukyaku) special (fifth from the left on his icon row) is a more powerful version of the above, that also functions as a Launcher Move.
    • His Splintering Thrust (Tsukisasu Zesshuu) special (seventh from the left on his icon row) is him lunging into the opponent to grab them, then carry them to the other side of the screen and then he does an explosive punch, almost in the vein of Maxima's Maxima Press.
  • Death by Irony: Terumi used a Hihiirokane-powered Ouroboros to kill Hakumen's soul and take back the Susanoo Unit. Ragna ultimately defeats him by using Soul Eater to drag Terumi out of the unit, allowing Trinity to install Jin into it and for him to attack both of them with their own Hihiirokane (a replica made by Muchourin).
  • Destroyer Deity: Unchanged from Terumi, he still desires to destroy everything. However, now he has the power to back up that boast. The theme that plays when you fight him as the final boss is even called "HAKAISHIN" (lit. "God of Destruction").
  • Didn't See That Coming: He was nearing the end of his patience with Jin and Ragna when Ragna removed the IDEA Engine's limiter. He's outright floored that Ragna would go to such an extreme just to stand a chance and risk destroying his own body.
  • Difficult, but Awesome: Susanoo can be quite a challenge to play due to the fact that you have to unlock his specials before you can use them. But once properly mastered, he's every bit as powerful as the story makes him to be.
  • Downloadable Content: If you don't want to take time playing Story Mode to unlock him, he can also be acquired with real money.
  • Dynamic Entry: One of his intros has him dropping from the sky in an explosion of dark energy.
  • Emotion Eater: Even as Susano'o, Terumi still feeds on despair.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Hakumen. Or rather, Hakumen is his Good Counterpart.
  • Evil Is Bigger: He's the second tallest playable character after Tager, but he dwarfs every other good guy at 218 Centimeters. He's even taller than his white counterpart.
  • Evil Is Petty: His entire motivation to destroy everything is driven by pettiness towards Amaterasu.
  • Evil Makeover: Normally the Susano'o unit has very sleek, but noticeably demonic features. When Terumi inhabits it, the demonic features get taken Up to Eleven, with the face now sporting glowing green eyes and a visible Slasher Smile. The shoulders, which also have eyes, also grow teeth. The hair becomes unrestrained and flowing and he also has a tail.
  • Evil Plan: He wants to obtain the True Azure so that he can become a being that surpasses even the Master Unit. After that, he aims to destroy all worlds and create a new one where people fear him more than the Black Beast, as those fears and despair sustains him.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Has a similar filter as Hakumen.
  • Fangs Are Evil: His helmet now sports fangs, unlike Hakumen's faceless features.
  • Final Boss: Of Central Fiction and by extension, the series as a whole. He serves as the last and most powerful obstacle that Ragna has to overcome to save everyone (although Ragna will still get to fight Post-Final Boss before the finish). To emphasize this, the fight has a theme that is exclusive to their fight and nothing else, not even outside of Story mode.
  • Force and Finesse:
    • Just as Terumi is the force to Hazama's finesse, Susano'o is the force to Terumi's finesse. He forgoes using knives and Ouroboros in favor of savage claw swipes, brutal stomps and kicks, and deadly tail swipes mixed with traditional martial arts moves, putting as much raw power as possible behind each strike.
    • He's also the force to Hakumen's finesse. Hakumen, while strong himself, is also skilled with a sword, and has multiple countering moves. Susanoo puts all of his strengths into his attacks, which are (relatively) less refined; his own use of a sword is just a simple long-ranged swipe and nothing else.
  • Foreshadowing: He has been foreshadowed since as far back as Calamity Trigger. In the True Ending of CT, Noel makes an off-comment once Terumi is revealed calling him "Dark Susano'o". She continues to refer to him as this while she's been turned into Mu-12 in CS, and then Terumi's Astral Heat in CP had him transform into a spectral version of this form. Terumi's claim of being the true Susanoo, which initially sounded like him having a brief "A God Am I" moment, also foreshadowed Terumi's true identity. And now in CF, Terumi expresses his desire to return to the Susano'o unit, which he accomplishes, resulting in this. His win quote against Hakumen in this game also foreshadows this.
  • Forgot About His Powers: As powerful as he is, he never bothers to use any of the Noxes that he possesses like Ouroboros. Of course, being Terumi, it's probably out of arrogance.
  • Freudian Excuse Is No Excuse: He was created to serve as a lifeless tool of Master Unit: Amaterasu before realizing that he had no free will. Now that he's gotten out from under Amaterasu's thumb, he plans to achieve "true freedom" by destroying the current world and replacing it with one of his own. Because of all the hell he put them through and the fact that the world he wants would be a dystopia, the heroes have no sympathy for him.
  • Fusion Dance: He is the merger between Terumi and the Susano'o Unit, and by extension Hakumen. Though Terumi remains in control having removed Hakumen's soul from the unit beforehand. He also merged with Noel so he'll be immune to Phenomenon Intervention. In the end, Ragna de-fuses Terumi from the unit, and after he's killed, Noel returns as well.
  • Gameplay and Story Segregation: Inevitable. He is, without question, one of the most powerful members of the cast, but in gameplay, he can be beaten like every other character.
  • A God Am I: Having access to the full power of the Susano'o Unit, the power has gone to Terumi's head as he constantly refers to it as "the power of a god". Though given that it was his body to begin with, its not unjustified.
    Terumi/Susanoo: Let me show you, Little Raggy... THE POWER OF A GOD!
    Terumi/Susanoo (when teamed with Ragna): Now HEEL, little puppy! (...) THIS IS GOD'S DOMAIN.
  • God of Evil: It's Terumi. That means he literally feeds off of negative emotions.
  • Gods Need Prayer Badly: An extremely dark variant. Susano'o has to feed on negative emotions because those are the only things that can sustain him. Without them, he'll die. Unfortunately for everyone, he likes it this way. His Evil Plan even involves doing this on a larger scale.
  • Graceful Loser: Surprisingly. Terumi takes being dragged out of the Susano'o Unit quite well, reacting mostly with mild amusement rather than anger. He even begrudgingly congratulates Ragna on his victory, in his own way.
    Terumi: Now you've done it... Ragna the Bloodedge. You win. I never expected to lose while using the Susano'o Unit. Ugh, I lost... You're really quite something.
    • Subverted in that the reason why Terumi is so cordial is that, while beating him out of the Unit, Ragna inadvertently broke both of them through the gates of Azure, which was Terumi's goal and why he needed the Susanoo Unit in the first place. He might've lost the Unit but ultimately he got what he wanted.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Of the entire Blazblue franchise as a whole. He’s the true form/original identity of Yuuki Terumi and he’s responsible one way or another, directly or indirectly, for every single thing that happened in the Blazblue universe. Being a Satanic Archetype to the Amaterasu Unit and being one of the universe’s creator/destroyer gods helps too.
  • Ground Punch: His Towering Flame (Yakifuku Rouen) special (second from the left on his icon row) has him punching the ground, releasing a small explosion of darkness. The explosion becomes bigger if it's leveled up.
  • Historical Hero Upgrade: In universe, that is. Thanks to Jin temporarily possessing the Susanoo unit and using it to cut down him and Ragna, the Master Unit observed the fact that Susano'o, Terumi's true identity, was a hero who saved the world by slaying the Black Beast. Of course, this proves to be bad for him because without people fearing and hating him, he can finally be killed without resurrecting which is exactly how Ragna (the "Black Beast" in question, who doesn't actually get slain) does him in.
  • Hitscan: His 6A (forward + A) command move is him launching a very fast wisp of darkness from his hand, capable of reaching the other side of the screen instantaneously.
  • Hypocrite: Every ounce of this trope applies to him in this form as it did in his Terumi form, especially considering that the Susano'o unit, which he originally inhabited, at first was designated as custodian to Amaterasu, and he was tired of being the enforcer of the Master Unit's will that he rebelled against it and went on to try to destroy its creations. Yet he (as Terumi) also considers Beastkins as mere "tools/weapons" than proper people.
  • I Just Want to Be Free: Ultimately, all that Susano'o wants more than anything, is to be free. Because the Susano'o Unit, his body, was bound to the will of Amaterasu, Susano'o couldn't do anything of his own free will and had to exist as a servant to his sister. This angered him so much that he ejected his spirit from the Susano'o Unit, taking up the identity of Yuuki Terumi.
  • Jerkass Gods: He likes destroying Amaterasu's creations for the heck of it. Eventually though, he gets tired with that "role", so he aims for something grander.
  • Large Ham: It's Terumi, so this is to be expected. What isn't expected is that his hamminess is now more controlled, and he's not in a perpetually-maniacal state anymore. Also, his speech is far more eloquent and theatrical, similarly to Hakumen.
  • Leitmotif: Has one titled MUST DIE, complete with Ominous Japanese Chanting. Also has a boss themed titled HAKAISHIN, which only plays when you fight him as Ragna in Story Mode.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: The instant Terumi enters the Susanoo unit, he stops acting like a total maniac and becomes much more composed. His fighting style is still based on pure power, but it's less openly sadistic and more brutal, forgoing his previous weak but multi-hitting attacks for ruthless devastating single blows. He hardly laughs at all compared to the bloodthirsty lunatic we've known for years.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Especially when compared to Hakumen, whom unlike him, Susano'o can dash and hits just about as hard as you'd expect, especially when you unlock and level up all of his abilities. 2.0 made him hit even harder due to raising his damage output.
  • Mad God: The fact that he's the true identity of Yuuki Terumi should tell you all you need to know. Unlike his psychotic alter-ego, Susano'o is more restrained in his madness. Nevertheless, he is a spiteful, megalomaniacal lunatic of a god who will stop at nothing to kill his sister and destroy everything in existence and remake it into a cesspool of endless suffering where everyone lives in absolute fear of him.
  • Magikarp Power: Quite like Hakumen. His play style revolves heavily around unlocking all of his seals to expand his options and combo routes, just like how Hakumen at the start is unable to perform his specials (but for a different reason). Without them, he's decent, but with them, he's exactly as powerful as the story makes him out to be. Unlike Hakumen, though, he can cheat with the system a bit: using his Overdrive-only DD Collapsing Resentment instantly unlocks all of his moves, for a price of 50 heat (while Hakumen's Mugen requires 100).
  • Mercury's Wings: Has a pair of wing-like spikes at his ankles.
  • Meteor Move: His Exceed Accel, Bloodsplitter, ends with him slamming the airborne enemy back to the ground.
  • Min-Maxing: Widely considered by many to be the most effective way of playing Susano'o. While all of his unlockable moves are useful, there are two in particular which are seen as absolutely crucial to his arsenal and should be unlocked post-haste: Towering Flame & Blade of Judgment. Towering Flame is an invincible reversal, making it one of Susano'o's only true defensive tools. Blade of Judgment not only serves as a full-screen zoning tool, but also unlocks another very important move: his Liberating Dagger Distortion Drive. Once these two moves are unlocked, Susano'o becomes surprisingly well-rounded, even without his other special moves unlocked. In 1.0, Blade of Judgment also allowed for loops when the opponent was in the corner, but 2.0 removed them in favor of increasing his damage output.
  • Misanthrope Supreme: He hates everything.
  • Mythical Motifs: He's a close allusion to the Susano'o of actual Japanese myth - that is, a spiteful dick towards Amaterasu who loves to destroy her creations. Hakumen (i.e Jin's soul that inhabited the unit after Terumi was ejected from it) represents the original Susano'o's better side.
  • Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: Oh yes. Susano'o is on par with Izanami and Arakune as being the most terrifying character in the game due to his sheer brutality, unmatched strength, and absolute hatred for all life guaranteeing that immense power will be used in only the most vile way possible.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: Terumi does not fuck around as Susano'o; the first thing he does when he gets his body back is beat down the remaining heroes and take Noel straight to the gate to open it. Even his Arcade quotes show him deadly serious with none of his trademark maniacal traits.
  • Numerological Motif: Susanoo is heavily associated with the number 8, as a reference to Orochi. His birthday is listed as August 8 (8/8), he has 8 unlockable special moves, and his Strike of the Possessed God uses all 8 of his specials at once when all the seals are unlocked.
  • Obviously Evil: Black armor? Sickly Green Glow lining it and featuring in every other attack he makes? Feral idle poses? Inhabited by Terumi? You don't say.
  • Oh, Crap!: The only time he experiences genuine surprise is during the final battle, where Ragna removes the limiter on his Idea Engine, putting himself at terrible risk but gaining enough power he can now fight Susanoo on equal terms.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: He's hell-bent on destroying all of existence.
    Terumi: (at the end of his Act 3 arcade) Humans, Gods, this whole world! In the name of Takehaya Susano'o... I shall destroy ALL of you!! HYEEE-HYAHYAHYAHAHAHAHAAA—!!
  • One-Man Army: As expected of something using the Susano'o Unit's full power; he demolishes Ragna, Jin, Noel, Jubei, and Izayoi with literally zero effort.
  • One-Winged Angel: Serves as this for Terumi, who ironically was one for Hazama before their separation. His special intros have him using the Susanoo Unit to transform into Susano'o. His profile on the official website even refers to it specifically as Terumi's "true form".
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Prior to the final battle, he is calm in his fury and rarely raises his voice. Ragna removing the limiter on the IDEA Engine however, is such an extreme and desperate measure that he openly balks, calls him an idiot, and wonders what the hell Ragna is doing by basically destroying his own body for a fighting chance. Considering even Izanami herself declared the Black Beast beyond her league in Azrael's Arcade, and that Ragna's Drive devours and attacks souls...
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Many of his specials and quite a few of his normals rupture the ground, produce plumes of energy, or in the case of his Splintering Thrust (Tsukisasu Zesshuu) special, gratuitous explosions, and the end of his Astral has the landscape destroyed with patches of green fire everywhere. That tells you all you need to know about him.
  • Physical God: Since Terumi is Susano'o himself, he automatically qualifies. Keep in mind that Hakumen is powerful enough to take on the Black Beast and even Es claims that Hakumen's power (even at 20% of himself) is on par with the Azure itself.
  • Power Makes Your Voice Deep: Or rather, changes it completely, since he is not voiced by Yuuichi Nakamura anymore.
  • Primal Stance: His crouching pose has him do one of these.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: After being told off by Es for being unworthy of being near the Forbidden Gate; Terumi transforms into Susanoo and tells her the truth. The area that she's protecting was originally meant for gods like him; and that she doesn't have any quality to be the Azure Guardian hence no chance of even hurting him. After revealing all that he turns the tables and threatens to kill her for her actual blasphemous remarks.
  • Rolling Attack: His Hunter's Fang (Karitatsu Shuuga) special (fourth from the left on his icon row) is him doing a multi-hitting rolling jump that ends with him smashing the ground. If leveled up, the finishing strike will create a pillar of darkness that knocks foes up. Also done in his Exceed Accel.
  • Satanic Archetype: With his new form and motivations, it's outright confirmed. He is the polar opposite of the Amaterasu unit, existing solely to be her antithesis and destroy her creations. Interestingly, even his origins are Satan-like: the unit used to be a loyal protector of Amaterasu along with Tsukuyomi, but then it gained a "will" and he hated being bound by the Master Unit, thus his desire of "freedom". In a way, it might make his name of Susano'o felt like In Name Only, his origin, goal and mannerism are actually closer to Lucifer.
  • Savage Wolves: Combines a wolf-like design with Terumi's brutality.
  • Secret Character: Unlocked once you complete Story Mode.
  • Shoulders of Doom: Like Hakumen, he's got some big shoulder armor, but his is made more menacing by how they gain jaws and look like monster heads.
  • Sickly Green Glow: Moreso than Hazama and Terumi combined. Parts of his armor glow green, and he also emanates green electric aura.
  • Situational Damage Attack:
    • His Strike of the Possessed God (Uchikuruu: Kishin no Sengeki) DD becomes more powerful if more of his icons (on top of his heat gauge) shine, and even more if the individual icons are "stacked" three times. The icons represent his special moves, which he'll do in succession in the DD if the icon is lit, thus adding to the damage. At max power, it can do around 70% damage to the opponent's health gauge from full.
    • His Hunter's Fang (Karitatsu Shuuga) special if done in midair will do more hits if done from a higher elevation.
  • Slasher Smile: Because he wouldn't be Terumi without it.
  • Smug Super: Terumi was already an egotistic narcissist, but him possessing the Susano'o Unit not only inflates his already massive ego to full on megalomania, but also gives him the power to back up his boasts.
  • Spam Attack: His Inevitable Calamity (Oshiyaku Zanka) special (sixth from the left on his icon row) is him projecting a multi-hitting sphere of energy from his palm, and is done by mashing the C button.
  • Spontaneous Weapon Creation: Susano'o can create a huge sword of energy and attack with it as a special, a Distortion, and his Astral Heat. If a match is won with his eighth seal unlocked or by using his Astral, he also shows it off with his winpose.
  • Story-Breaker Power: There's a pretty good reason he shows up at the very end of the game, otherwise Terumi would just steamroll over the entire cast.
  • Super-Deformed: Amane's Astral Heat turns him into a black-and-green fuzzy version of Pakumen.
  • A Taste of Power: While you must complete the Story Mode to play as Susano'o, in the story mode itself, you briefly play as Susanoo during his fight with Es.
  • To Create a Playground for Evil: His ultimate goal is to destroy all universes and create a singular existence where he is the only god and people fear him more than the likes of the Black Beast.
  • Took a Level in Badass: While Terumi never stops being competent, he suffered a bit of Villain Decay in CP due to the hero's efforts. He quickly undoes that once he regains the Susano'o unit. He beats down pretty much everyone before him and Ragna had to force him out of the unit to destroy him directly.
  • Unblockable Attack: His Megalith (Chirisogu: Rekigan, third from the left on his icon row) special is him kicking a dark wave on the ground that can break the opponent's guard if it's leveled up to max.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Translating his quotes from Central Fiction (and later just heard dubbed in BBTAG) reveals him to be this in battle. While still very much in a disturbing Tranquil Fury, his quotes all eschew Terumi's childish insults and manic laughter in favor of raw, seething hatred for everyone and everything he gets his hands on. His "Strike of the Possessed God" Distortion at full power even has him just repeatedly shrieking at his enemy to just die already. Hell, while he tones down his vulgarity too, it merely reduces a Cluster F-Bomb as Terumi to many a Precision F-Strike as Susanoo.
    Susanoo: EAT SHIT, AND DIE. (Actual quote from Cross Tag Battle)
  • Video Game Cruelty Potential: In a similar vein to his Terumi form, playing as Susano'o can feel extremely good. He's a Physical God who's entire MO is to destroy and boy does it show; similar to Azrael, all of moves emphasize raw power with devastating and heavy blows. His DD Strike of the Possessed God (Uchikuruu: Kishin no Sengeki) when all of seals are unlocked is just him chaining all of his unlocked specials into one flowing No-Holds-Barred Beatdown, ending with a devastating Breath Weapon. It's truly exhilarating to watch Susano'o tear into his opponent then draw an energy blade (or destroy the soul of his fallen opponent) in triumph after a hard-fought battle. This is the Susano'o Unit at its full power, and the game wants you to know it.
  • Villain Shoes: Quite unusual for the story mode Susano'o is playable during the climax; as Susano'o you have to defeat Es in order to advance the story.
  • Walking Spoiler: His mere existence reveals a lot of plot points, namely that he's Terumi's One-Winged Angel form and original identity (and the fact that the Susano'o Unit had a will), Hakumen dies as a result of his existence, he's the reason humanity was able to make contact with the Original Units, he's the Final Boss, and the most important plot point of all: he's the mastermind behind the entire story of BlazBlue. Every single major event that greatly impacted a character's backstory, he's connected to them in varying degrees. He's such a spoiler that Arc System Works banned him and any musical theme associated with him from being used online in the game's initial release to give people time to unlock him until a week after release.
  • War God: Susano'o in Shinto legend is the God of Storms and Seas, but in BlazBlue he's a God of Destruction. His vs. theme against Hakumen is even called "God of War".
  • Why Won't You Die?: One of the most vicious yet emblematic examples of the trope out there, beyond how he ever could have been in his form as Terumi. He wants everyone standing before him a corpse in every scene he appears in. The only reason he keeps anyone alive beyond being a Sadist is to either express just how much he despises them, how they're all but maggots to him, and mock their weakness, or to self-aggrandize about his grandiose Evil Plan to put the world beneath his heel. His battle quotes all amount to assorted death threats and yells of just what horrible suffering he's inflicting on his enemy, or, as usual with Terumi, shouting out assorted insults and belittlements at his foe. His theme, 'MUST DIE', basically takes all of the above Up to Eleven with lyrics that quite literally at times amount to "WHEN YOU DIE, WHERE'S YOUR GOD?!" and how the enemy should simply give in to pain as he murders them.
  • World's Strongest Man: Considering Terumi and Hakumen were already two of the most powerful characters in the series, you can imagine how ridiculously strong the combination of the two is. Case in point he was able to effortlessly defeat Ragna, Jin, Noel, Izayoi and Jubei at the same time. Ragna says he's even stronger than Azrael. He's so powerful that it takes Ragna overloading the Idea Engine and activating the full power of the Azure Grimoire (nearly destroying his body in the process) to even come close to matching Susano'o. If not for Terumi not being fully fused with the Susano'o Unit, giving Ragna the chance to rip him out of it, he would be completely unstoppable.
  • You're Insane!: While he's usually less emotive than he is as Terumi, he is still prone to being legitimately surprised at times - when Ragna removes the IDEA Engine's limiter and makes himself go berserk as he did as the end of Chronophantasma to even stand a chance against him, he gives a reaction along these lines to show he's actually shocked Ragna would go to this extreme for just a fighting chance.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Quoted word for word when he wins against Hazama.
    Susano'o: Know your place, you empty vessel. You have outlived your usefulness. Get out of my sight.
  • Your Size May Vary: Even though they have the same "body" Susano'o is noticeably larger and bulkier than Hakumen. This is not due to an illusion caused by things such as different pose (which actually makes him looks smaller than he is) or voluminous hair, nor is it an artists' mistake - Susano'o's official dimensions show that he is indeed taller and heavier.

Alternative Title(s): Blazblue Yuki Terumi

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