BlazBlue, much like Guilty Gear, has plenty of Rummage Sale Rejects to go around. This is a list of the playable characters who were introduced in BlazBlue: Continuum Shift and BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II. Voice actors are listed as Japanese/English.
Warning: Some arts that are linked here (Canon or Fanon) are maybe NSFW. Some also contain Spoilers.
Introduced in Continuum Shift (Arcade Version)
"Target identified. Switching modes. Acquiring Murakumo system."
Voiced by: Kanako Kondou / Cristina Valenzuela
After Nu's apparent death, Kokonoe has Tager salvage the 11th Murakumo Unit from Ikaruga, and then plucks Nu's soul from the Boundary, erases her memories, and implants her within her predecessor's body. She is now completely subservient to Kokonoe and is used as another tool in her plan to get revenge on Terumi. As she inhabits the body of her predecessor, she is not the juggernaut she was before. This is manifested gameplay-wise in the form of loads of balance changes.
- And I Must Scream: Poor, poor Lambda... The original one, that is. We see what her life was like before she died, and it makes her younger sisters look positively blessed by comparison.
- It doesn't get much better after Kokonoe revives her. Lambda's worst fear- and primary source of trauma- was being treated like a doll instead of an actual being that could think and feel. This is exactly what Kokonoe does to her, effectively mercy-killing the last remnants of Lambda by erasing her memories, and Lambda aware but unable to say or do anything to prevent it.
- Break the Cutie
- Cloning Blues: Lambda is Nu's predecessor.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Offhandedly mentioned in Calamity Trigger's Story Mode opening.
- Cyber Cyclops
- Darkskinned Blonde: Not very dark but her chibi-fied self appearing in her "Help me, Professor Kokonoe"-segment has noticeable darker skin than the other characters. Her portrait and game sprites have bright skin though.
- Downer Ending: Her joke ending, which ends with the pet insect she adopted being thrown in the trash by an unknowing Kokonoe. Possibly the only depressing Gag Reel in the game.
- Empty Shell: Kokonoe calls her as such in her story mode. But is she really...?
- Enemy Within: In Lambda's Story Mode, due to some magical heebie-jeebies by Hazama and Phantom, she is forced to fight against Nu.
- Flawed Prototype: Though her decrepit, cobbled-together state probably doesn't help, either.
- Gratuitous German: When you're comboing with her swords, she counts the hits in German for no apparent reason.
"Eins, Zwei, Drei, Vier, Fünf, Sechs, Sieben,..."
- Go Out with a Smile: She dies with a smile on her face after saving Ragna.
- Heroic Sacrifice: At the very end Nu's soul resurfaces, she regains her memories, and takes not one, but two killing blows from Terumi's Ouroboros to the back that were meant for Ragna. She then gives Ragna the power from her Idea Engine to unlock his Azure Grimoire allowing him to defeat Terumi and turn Mu back into Noel shortly after. Parts from Lambda's regeneration chamber are later used to make Ragna's new left arm.
- Hotter and Sexier: She may be weaker, but she was also given Rapunzel Hair, lacks the creepy eyepatch and has a more flattering color scheme.
- Humans Are the Real Monsters: At least, the ones who created Lambda and the other Murakumo units certainly were.
- Machine Monotone
- The Ophelia
- Pick Your Human Half: Of the "looks human, acts robotic" type.
- Rapunzel Hair: If we were to unbraid that ponytail of hers, her hair would easily clear her knees.
- Replacement Goldfish
- Robo Speak
- Villain Teleportation: Depending on the player character's viewpoint in Story Mode, it can either be this or a Subverted Trope.
- Yank the Dog's Chain: Lambda's "bad" ending after losing a Battle in the Center of the Mind leaves her alone in a hallucinated space. Suddenly, an image of Ragna appears, tells her she did well and Kokonoe is proud of her, and they can both rest now. Lambda is overjoyed to see him, and happily lies down to take a nap with her beloved Ragna. When Kokonoe re-establishes contact with her body, Lambda is lying in a garden staring up at the sky, her mind shattered... but a smile on her face.
- Her joke ending also has her clumsily become friends with Makoto and explore a few minute facets of individuality... it lasts up until Kokonoe drops Lambda's pet insect down the waste disposal by accident.
- You Are Number 11
- Younger Than They Look: As with the other Murakumos, she's much younger than she looks, with her current body being, at most, seven years old.
"In my right hand, I carry the sword of judgment, and in my left, the scales of justice. I serve the wings that govern the Heavens. I am their word and their sword made flesh."
A fellow classmate of Jin, Noel, and Makoto from the Academy. Tsubaki comes from the noble Yayoi family. She's also Jin's childhood friend and has harbored a secret crush on him since they were young. After graduation, she served under the Zero Squadron/Wings of Justice, whose duty is to punish those who rebel against NOL. After the True Ending of the first game she was given orders by Hazama to execute Jin and Noel for knowing about his plans. And so she is sent out to Kagutsuchi to accomplish her mission, armed with an Armagus called Izayoi which controls light. Her Drive, Install, fills a meter that increases the power of her attacks. Her Astral Finish turns her into an angel as a statue of a goddess (the same one seen in the background of Jin's stage) stabs you with a spear.
- Action Girl: A cross between this and Lady of War.
- Adorkable: Not usually, but bring up Jin or, and in fact especially, period pieces, and hoo boy does she qualify.
- Altum Videtur Her specials were given Latin names in the English localization.
- Anti-Villain: A cross between Type II and Type IV. Tsubaki means well, but her sense of duty and obligation drives her to oppose the protagonists. That and her own sense of jealousy. And Terumi's Mind Rape, which doesn't help with either of the above two factors.
- An Axe to Grind / Drop the Hammer: She's got a huge ax/hammer thing reminiscent of Amy Rose.
- Ascended Fangirl: She's apparently a big fan of historical adventure pieces, to the point of being extremely Genre Savvy in some of the gag reels. In fact, it was her love of these pieces that inspire her hammy battle cries.
- Badass Bookworm: That huge ax/hammer thing? It's actually a book. She's also into historical dramas.
- Cultured Badass: Along with Jin. A requirement for every member of the 12 Families of the "Duo Decim".
- Badass Creed:
- Shared with Jin, Hazama and Noel, and probably with the rest of their division.
"Dispatched in mankind's darkest hour, we are Knights of the Blue Flame!"
- These are of her own:
"In my right hand, I carry the sword of judgment, and in my left, the scales of justice. I serve the wings who govern the heavens. I am their word and their sword made flesh."
- Betty and Veronica: She's the Betty to Makoto's Veronica towards Jin (the Archie).
- Blessed with Suck / Deadly Upgrade: In her story mode, using a Distortion or Astral Drive leads to her bad ending because her Armagus "Izayoi" draws energy from her life, and the Drives speed up the process.
- Blind Justice
- Blind Mistake: Using the Izayoi takes away light...including the sense of light generated by her eyes.
- Blue Eyes
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Tsubaki hesitates to fight Jin and tries to spare her friends even after Terumi tells her about how Noel replaced her. Then Terumi's failsafe kicks in, and Tsubaki switches into a haughty, ultra-lawful persona.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Tsubaki appeared as an NPC in Calamity Trigger flashbacks.
- Childhood Brother-Sisterhood Promise: Evidently it meant a lot more to Tsubaki than to Jin, though he does at least remember it - even if he seems to snark its existence.
- Clingy Jealous Girl:
- She loves Jin, alright. So much to the point that she's easily manipulated by Hazama thinking that Noel stole her place and denied her the chance to be with him.
Tsubaki: I'm the one who should be with Jin. Noel... Noel took that away from me!
- In The Wheel of Fortune, she shows jealousy toward Saya after seeing a vision of her and a young Jin happily playing together, telling Saya to get away from Jin while screaming.
- The Dark Chick: The main one of the NOL Five-Bad Band. She did share with Litchi though.
- Despair Event Horizon
- Dojikko: The Wheel of Fortune reveals that she was this in the time loop Hakumen is from.
- Dual-Wielding / Hammerspace: She uses a shapeshifting dagger and book that together with her outfit form the Izayoi. The book summons weapons out of thin air for some of her attacks.
- Evil Costume Switch: After her Face Heel Turn she starts wearing a black version of her uniform. It also appears as a special Story-exclusive color palette in Jin's story that cannot be used.
- Face Heel Turn
- Fan Girl: CS reveals that she's a huge fangirl of the Six Heroes, owns all the books and movies about them and that Hakumen is her hero.
- Green-Eyed Monster: A possibility; Hazama explains that Noel's existence in the canon timeline (she was apparently not born in any other timeline) has essentially replaced Tsubaki's "intended" position; Noel became Jin's "secretary" instead of her despite inferior qualifications in every respect, meaning Tsubaki fades into obscurity, is denied the man she loves, and cannot prevent his mad pursuit of Ragna.
- Noel's short story from one of the materials collections reveals that she specifically sought to avoid military work, but the intelligence department posted her under Jin against her will, implicitly using the fate of the Vermillions to force her into it. Effectively, when Hazama asks whose fault the screwing over of Tsubaki is, he's refusing to give the answer himself because it's probably his own - and he may well have set it all up to have Tsubaki for use as a pawn against Hakumen. And it gets even worse. In said timeline, Jin casts off Tsubaki to continue his pursuit of Ragna the Bloodedge, leaving her to receive a "special visit" from Terumi. During the ensuing conflict between Jin and Ragna, Tsubaki shows up to try to help Jin only for Nu to pick that moment to arrive, assume Ragna is "cheating" on her with Tsubaki, and Legacy Edge her dead. So for all the crap that Tsubaki gives Noel for "stealing" Jin away from her, the ultimate irony is that Noel, by taking the job under Jin, actually saved her life.
- Heroic Sacrifice: In Hakumen's backstory, as expanded in the drama CD "The Wheel of Fortune", she died taking Nu's stabs meant for Jin.
- Hot Chick with a Sword
- Incest Is Relative: Members of the Yayoi family breed with strong users of Ars Magus to keep their family strong. When there became a shortage of such people, they resorted to inbreeding which, over time, served to weaken the family. Tsubaki, it turns out, is not the first daughter of her parents; she's the first one to survive.
- Invocation: During her Astral Finish: "White feathers for innocence, black feathers for darkest sin. We are the messengers and hammers of God, come to deliver righteous justice! Let sinners be punished! Let justice be done!"
- Kissing Cousins: However, Jin and her are Not Blood Related, as Jin is adopted.
- Lady of War
- Light Is Not Good: Izayoi, her Armagus, is designed to "steal the light" from people and areas. It has a side effect: it makes the user blind over time.
- Like Brother and Sister: Her relationship with Jin seems to flicker between this and Ship Tease.
- Love Makes You Evil: Mostly, the reason she stayed with the NOL is because of her jealousy. This fits her current situation quite well.
- Meaningful Name: Tsubaki means "Camellia" in Japanese. Hakumen named his special move "Camellia" after her. Moreover, Tsubaki's surname and weapon name refer to the moon, hinting at her ability to block out light.
- Miss Imagination: One of the drama tracks is dedicated to her rather...warped daydreams, which misinterprets the other characters to a glorious extent.
- Morality Pet: to Jin (one of two).
- Murder the Hypotenuse: Terumi encourages her to do this in Continuum Shift.
- Nice Hat: In the radio show, it's even voiced by (Tomokazu Sugita's brilliant impression of) Norio Wakamoto!
- The Ojou
- Perpetual Molt: Her Astral Heat gives her wings, which naturally drop feathers everywhere.
- She's Got Legs: According to Litchi at least.
- Shipper on Deck: In Bang's gag ending, Tsubaki sees Bang peeking into Litchi's window in Orient Town, and assumes he is a peeping tom. As she's about to arrest him, Bang avoids being arrested by telling Tsubaki that Litchi is his girlfriend. Tsubaki believes him, and gets the idea that he's going to propose marriage. Upon coming to this conclusion, she gleefully insists that Bang propose to Litchi right that instant. Bang is less than pleased, given Tsubaki's...forcefulness.
- Ship Tease: With Jin. They would be an Official Couple if it wasn't for all of the time travel.. stuff.
- SNK Boss: All unlimited characters have some level of this, but Tsubaki's appearance at the end of Jin's CS story deserves special mention for forcing the player to fight with only half a moveset.
- Subordinate Excuse: Lampshaded mercilessly by Hazama in the Wheel of Fortune.
- Thinks Like a Romance Novel
- This Is Unforgivable!: She says this to Ragna in her winquote against him because she blames him for what happened to Jin and Noel.
- Throw the Book At Them: Izayoi.
- Unlucky Childhood Friend
- Unwitting Pawn: She's used as a pawn by Hazama many, many times over. As of now, he's used her to obstruct Takagamagara's surveillance by using Izayoi, capture Noel OR die fighting, allowing Hazama to snatch her during the distraction, follow the NOL's orders blindly by feeding her half truths (and inferred Mind Control when that didn't look like it was going to work), all the while using her as a giant "screw you" to Hakumen, who was Jin Kisaragi in a previous timeline and still holds some feelings for her after witnessing his Tsubaki die.
- Whip Sword: One of her normal attacks turns her dagger into one that looks extremely similar to Ivy's.
- White Mask of Doom: Whenever she wears her hood, she also has a one-eyed white mask.
- Why Did It have To Be Pandas?
- Winged Humanoid: Temporarily turns into one during her Astral Finish.
- Woman Scorned
- Wrong Genre Savvy: Played for Laughs, many a Gag Reel where she shows up has her giving into her fetish for romantic heroic stories. She starts calling out how a character normally would or should act in such a situation, completely unaware that they don't work that way in real life.
- Yandere: Towards Jin. and she easily lost it after being lead to the belief that he has been stolen from her.
"Now...Murakumo, activate! This whole world is nothing but lies! LIES! Lemme show you what I like to call the truth! The truth called 'DESPAIR!' In the name of Susano'o, I command you! Murakumo, AWAKEN! Behold the sword of the god-slayer, KUSANAGI! Let all lies fall before your divine blade!"
"GAHAHAHAHAHA! Finally, I've got the True Successor to the Azure! Try and stop me NOW, Master Unit...AMATERASU!!!"
Hazama is a Captain within the NOL's Intelligence Department. He claims to dislike physical labor and appears to be quite personable at first, but his true motives are veiled behind his false, foxy smile. Throughout the story of Calamity Trigger he appears to assist Noel, and appears in a few other characters' stories as well, for seemingly no reason...until the True Ending where all is revealed.
In reality, he is actually Yuuki Terumi, one of the Six Heroes who defeated the Black Beast 90 years prior to the game's story, the Final Boss of Continuum Shift, and one of the masterminds behind every single event that happens in the story thus far. In Calamity Trigger's true ending he drops his amiable personality and reveals himself to be the exact opposite: a Complete Monster who delights in the suffering and pain of others. Terumi's true form is actually that of a ghost, due to injuries sustained from fighting the Beast. While his body was being repaired by Relius, he inhabited the Susano'o unit briefly (before Hakumen), and later rejoined with his body (which gained a mind of its own and became known as Kazuma Kval), in the process killing Jubei's brother. He was sealed by the great magister Nine, but due to the beast's reappearance was unsealed and Brainwashed by Nine to do her bidding. Unbeknownst to anyone, Terumi broke free of Nine's control and killed her once the war had ended. He then went after Hakumen and Jubei, but was tricked by Jubei and incarcerated as a prisoner of the omniscient supercomputer Takamagahara. That failed. After Terumi escaped, he cut off Ragna's arm and absconded with his sister Saya to use as the template for the Murakumo Units. He now seeks to revert Noel back into her original Murakumo unit form and use her to destroy the Amaterasu unit, stating that the world is nothing but lies and vowing to plunge it into eternal despair. He uses knives as his specialty weapons. His Nox Nyctores/Drive is Geminus Anguium: Ouroboros, which allows him to summon chains that hang in the air and can be used to swing him back and forth or attack his opponents. His Astral Finish summons a bunch of chains from the ground, which form into a really big and long snake that eats you.
- Ax Crazy: Emphasis on CRAZY.
- Animal Motifs: All of his Drives have snake names, he enjoys boiled eggs, and he despises cats. It's pretty obvious. Although he actually has the strength to back up his boasts, so he's not actually a Smug Snake.
- Audible Sharpness: Pokes fun at this by actually saying "SHING!" when he attacks with his knives.
- Badass: He's a despicable Troll who wants to destroy the world simply because he can. And he gets the job done with style no man could ever hope to dream of.
- Badass Creed: Shared with Jin, Tsubaki and Noel, and probably with the rest of their division. Unlike his fellow NOL members, who recite it enthusiastically, Hazama says it with bored sarcasm.
"Dispatched...in mankind's darkest hour, we...are Knights of the Blue Flame."
- Bad Samaritan: He was actually refused by Litchi on the first attempt to had her join NOL... until he says "We can save Arakune!" Just the thing she wanted. However, we do not know yet to what extent Hazama plans to screw that deal off, though it's quite inevitable.
- That was in his story mode when everyone else to him was to look like idiots to be played like chumps for him so Litchi just gives in after that very mention. In Litchi's story, she still refused, until Kokonoe rejects her and she realizes about the ticking clock to lead to her corruption. Hazama responded by another Bad Samaritan act: "Hey, I know Kokonoe!". She still resisted that until later.
- The Battle Didn't Count: After the boss fight with him, he writes it off as just a warmup, even if you Perfect'd it and sealed the deal with an Astral Finish... Somehow.
- Beating a Dead Player: In Tsubaki's bad ending, after she has died from overuse of the Izayoi, Hazama kicks her corpse as he taunts her.
- Berserk Button: 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!"
- He does not 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..."
- The deeper you dig into his Evil Plan, the more extreme the measures he will take to see you DEAD. Suffice it to say he hasn't forgiven Makoto for her handiwork.
- 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.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Pretends to be a harmless and polite NOL officer to save face in public, but by Continuum Shift you can tell he's letting some things slip on purpose.
- Blatant Lies:
- In CT, he says he's not that good at fighting... he doesn't even look that suspicious. But he's actually best at trolling. He's taunting you.
- He was also forced to lie to Jin when he was caught in his assassination attempt on Makoto, claiming it was a harsh attempt at discipline. While he doesn't explain, Jin doesn't buy it either way.
- 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 Cutie: By far his greatest asset. No one is safe from his enormous mental penis. He will troll women and even children for his own pleasure and purposes. The only time someone survived his Mind Rape was Makoto, and even then, Relius broke her pretty easily.
- Card-Carrying Villain: Bare with us, here. Both Justified and Double Subverted. Hatred of Hazama is what allows him to continue physically existing, so keeping a puppy just for kicking is a survival tactic for him. However, he also clearly enjoys what he does.
Terumi: "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. At least misery is interesting."
- Chekhov's Gunman: Was an NPC in Calamity Trigger.
- Complete Monster: Terumi specifically invokes this attitude because in order to be able to keep his spirit within the living world, he needs to be hated by as many people as possible.
- Cool Hat
- Crazy Prepared: Terumi has plans upon plans upon plans upon plans upon plans upon plans upon plans...
- Dark Is Evil: Blatantly so.
- Deadpan Snarker: He has his moments. In particular, while Jin, Noel, and Tsubaki resolutely state the NOL's Badass Creed, Hazama snarks his way through it.
- Devil in Plain Sight: Subverted, as very few of the characters trust him, or think that he's up to any sort of good. Those who don't even know who he is get uneasy just being around him.
- In The Wheel of Fortune, Makoto is able to tell from the first time she meets him that he's a bastard, that his polite attitude is his way of mocking people, and that "his smile is a lie". Too bad Tsubaki didn't catch this. It would have saved Jin and Noel a metric ton of trouble if she had seen Hazama beyond the lies and the occasional half-truth.
- In Slight Hope, a flashback shows Makoto didn't need to wait that long to find him fishy.
- In The Wheel of Fortune, Makoto is able to tell from the first time she meets him that he's a bastard, that his polite attitude is his way of mocking people, and that "his smile is a lie". Too bad Tsubaki didn't catch this. It would have saved Jin and Noel a metric ton of trouble if she had seen Hazama beyond the lies and the occasional half-truth.
"There's just one downer. There's this guy I'm gonna be working under, Hazama. I got a hunch I'm not gonna be too crazy about him."
- Difficult but Awesome:
- Managing his chains and short ranged knives can be difficult at first, but he becomes very powerful when one gets used to his unusual control scheme and playstyle. Not to mention several of his bread'n'butter combos are usually chock-full of Some Dexterity Required.
- Continuum Shift 2 takes this to ridiculous levels. His old bread 'n' butter combos are gone, and the majority of his new ones require canceling his C moves from his odd, sliding dash.
- It gets even better with Continuum Shift Extend. Even more of his combos no longer work, and the ones that still do deal much less damage in comparison. The CPU doesn't really abide by this, making him the ideal boss character.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: A lot of his poses and positioning of his snake-like projectiles. Special mention goes to Phase Shift 1, where he merges back with his body, then known as Kazuma. The amount of innuendo in this scene is egregious. The euphemism "come" is used several times too much.
- Everything's Better with Spinning: He spins at least ten times while cutting his opponent during his Distortion Drive, 'Eternal Coils of the Dragon Serpent'. He will also occasionally twirl his fedora hat around his finger in one of his victory animations.
- Evil Genius: Yes, he's crazy, but he's also well-versed in alchemy (he created the Azure Grimoire, after all), and most of all; a tactical genius, which is what REALLY makes him as dangerous as he is. He even managed to outsmart an omnipotent supercomputer with three minds. No one manages to outsmart him, while he manages to make fools out of the entire cast.
- Evil Laugh: Usually the signal that he's about to troll you into oblivion, or reveal himself (punctuated by his portrait changing into the 2nd picture shown below, or his Ouroboros snakes creating an aura around him, blowing away his hat and tie and spiking his hair up Super Saiyan-style in Story Mode).
- Eyes Always Shut: As Hazama, most of the time. Whenever he opens them, he drops into his true Yuuki Terumi persona, and either trolling, general bastardry, ass-kicking or all of the above ensue.
- Fan Service: A story mode illustration shows him in a bathtub, completely naked, although water works as Censor Steam. Shiny sparkles included!
- Fantastic Racism: Really hates that "shitty vampire" Rachel. And those goddamn cats Jubei and Taokaka. He also pokes fun at Makoto for being a Beastkin, but this is for an entirely different, more informative, reason. He doesn't hate them all per se, just those of the cat genus because he's allergic to them.
- For the Evulz: It's revealed in CS story mode that this is his motivation behind everything he does. And it's the only thing keeping him linked to this world. That, and his revolving door of Observers and life-links. Y'know, just in case.
- Freud Was Right: His Astral. That snake is really huge. And long.
- Gambit Index: Practically all the major stuff on that list applies to Terumi in spades.
- 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.
- Thanatos Gambit: How he got inside Takamagahara to deliver Phantom's virus. He had Relius kill his weakened physical body, which had already been life-linked to Noel (as Mu), meaning his body would just repair itself while he was off killing Takamagahara.
- Xanatos Gambit: After Ragna powers up the Azure Grimoire. 1) He either loses to Ragna, knowing that Ragna won't kill him due to the life-link he has with Noel. Ragna then proceeds to save Noel which diverts the Observers' attention for a brief instant, allowing Terumi to kill them all. 2) He kills Ragna, getting rid of an annoying pest, and keeping Mu-12 as a minion. Either way, Terumi wins.
- 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.
- Game Over Man: Carl is out of his league, Valkenhayn only gets off with his life - and barely at that - thanks to Phantom's intervention, and Platinum gets used as Human Resources. The three of them should give the Troll a wide berth.
- Gameplay and Story Segregation: He's heavily implied to be the most powerful character by a ridiculous margin, even causing Rachel to lose her haughtiness and composure when he's around. You may have just killed him with an Astral during the match, but afterward your character is tired and trying to catch their breath while Hazama just got a nice warm-up exercise. The only exceptions are Jin, where in his story mode after fighting Jin (win or lose) he is impressed by the "power of order" and retreats, and the true ending, after Ragna receives Lambda's Idea Engine and proceeds to beat the crap out of Hazama.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: Normally, he doesn't bother with the radar, but it's worth nothing that 'Code SOL', the activation code for his copy of the Azure Grimoire is also a popular acronym for 'shit outta luck'. This would usually just be a vaguely amusing coincidence, but given who he is and when he uses it, it's almost certainly intentional.
- Go-Karting with Bowser:
- He appears in Teach Me Ms. Litchi Reloaded episode 3, alongside Jin and Noel to teach Taokaka about their organization. And no, he doesn't try to kill everyone or anyone; he teaches and trolls.
- He, like everyone else, appears in the Gag Reels of characters. This includes his own, Noel(and being one of three survivors)'s, and Ragna's.
- And, while more on the side of "evil", he has a bad ending and thus has a meeting with Kokonoe.
- Gods Need Prayer Badly: Interesting take on this. The main reason Terumi so thoroughly traumatized 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 recognize 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.
- Grand Theft Me: He has possessed other people to do his dastardly deeds through them.
- Phase Shift 1 reveals that this is actually a VERY literal case. Every time loop he loses his body and must "repossess" it due to extensive damage against the Black Beast. His current body, "Hazama", was separated from him and ended up having a mind of its own. It was placed under Relius' care under the name of "Kazuma Kuvaru".
- Grappling Hook Pistol: Ouroboros can be used this way.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Rachel's Normal Ending implies at least part of the reason of he hates Ragna may be jealousy.
- Half Truth: Likes giving off one.
- He told Tsubaki that Noel stole her rightful position of Jin's secretary... missing out that if Noel didn't steal it, Tsubaki will die.
- He told Litchi he knew Kokonoe... missing out that 'knowing' here actually means Kokonoe utterly hates him and considers him her worst enemy. And he loves trolling her.
- Hannibal Lecture: He seems to be fond of giving these to others.
- Hates Being Touched: His grapple cancel quotes when in his Unlimited form give off this impression
Get OFF me!!
- Hidden Agenda Villain
- The Hyena: When not in his "Hazama" guise.
- 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 will lie his ass off.
- It's All About Me: It's all about his enjoyment and what he sees as truth in the world: Despair, and the rest are lies. If other people dares think otherwise (which is... probably everyone), he'll damn make sure it's shoved into everyone else's asses until it's accepted.
- Jerkass: Even more of an asshole than Jin and Luna combined, even when he's in 'mild mannered guise'. So much so that he qualifies as something much, MUCH worse.
- Knife Nut
- Large Ham: Oh yes. He even out-hams Bang Shishigami.
"This world is nothing but LIES LIES LIES LIES!!!!!!"
- Laughably Evil: Yes, he's a horrible, horrible human being (even though he's not actually human at this point). That said, just about every line he speaks is freaking gold. Especially since he has a much more crass, jovial, and vulgar personality than most evil masterminds. It's hard not to crack up at some of the things he says to people, particularly preceding the boss fight with him in Continuum Shift. Couple that with his sheer sense of style, and you've got a complete bastard almost forcing you to love him. This treatment has been a little unwelcomed as of late, as people just find his "Evil" part completely eclipsing the "Laughably" part.
- Laughing Mad: Moreso than Arakune and Jin. Just listen to it.
- Literal Split Personality: Phase Shift 1 reveals that after fighting the Black Beast, he loses his body and has Relius care for it. The body without Terumi inside it goes by the name Kazuma Kuvaru and studies under Relius, being everything Hazama isn't - namely shy and afraid of confrontation. He eventually merges back with Terumi and then becomes Hazama.
- Man Behind the Man: He and Relius are basically behind everything.; it's not even worth putting a spoiler on. Even the Imperator, who was abducted as a child by Terumi, and used by him and Relius as a "vessel."
- Manipulative Bastard: His method of coaxing Litchi to join NOL is to inform her that he knows a lot about Arakune, and the events surrounding him, then time it with the fact that Kokonoe is too busy hunting his ass to even help Litchi and her Boundary corruption is getting worse, prompting her to get desperate and join it. If that doesn't seem manipulative, remember that Litchi's corruption start acting up when she gets near the Azure Grimoire. Terumi wields the real one, thus it can be concluded that Terumi purposely gets near her to have her corruption act up, putting her into desperation, and eventually joined NOL for the cure.
- Even moreso, his half-truth he feeds to Tsubaki, which drives her into wanting to kill Noel, her best friend. What he says afterwards just tacks on more total bastard points.
- Mind Rape: According to Word of God, this is the side effect of being hit with Ouroboros. It also happens to be a hobby of his, and he admits it. Hell, he'll do it to people for no reason other than he feels like it at the time. Just ask Tager.
- Nietzsche Wannabe: 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.
- Nightmare Fetishist: In Noel's Gag Reel in Continuum Shift, while everyone else is knocked out cold by her spiced puffer fish, he manages to keep eating. Not only that, he loves it.
- Obviously Evil: Less so in Calamity Trigger due to his limited amount of screen time. In Continuum Shift it's clear that Hazama isn't even trying to hide his evil intentions anymore.
- He did try to hide his 'evil' with Litchi, but that doesn't work on her and she's still suspicious of him even when they're eventually on the same side.
- Off-Model: Not only is his spiked-up hair disproportionate to the official artwork, his face is also a bit... off.
- Oh Crap: He gets at least one moment like this near the end of his gag ending when Taokaka, Jubei, Kokonoe, and every single other Kaka and cat in Kagutsuchi start chasing after him in something similar to, like, a game of tag.
- He didn't even know that he put on too much catnip while taking his bath, hence why the mating/courtship behavior in the feline characters around him was uncontrollable.
- Older Than They Look: According to Phase 0, it's been well over 100 years. Also Hakumen's victory quote against him in 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. Unlikely, yes, but he has been around.
- Omnicidal Maniac: Emphasis on MANIAC.
- Our Ghosts Are Different
- Pop-Cultured Badass: Dude's responsible for 90% of the game's shout-outs, everything from Star Wars to various Anime.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: A favorite subject for his Hannibal Lectures, these invariably go on for several text boxes. His skill at utterly annihilating people verbally is likely one of the biggest reasons Terumi’s so popular with players.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The evil version of course. He can be considered the red oni to Relius's blue oni.
- Ripple-Effect-Proof Memory: Not only has he apparently retained his memories from each and every time loop, but it's heavily implied to be the cause of his insanity; he's been living through time loops longer than anyone (even Rachel), and after the millionth or so loop, he couldn't take it anymore and set out to end the loops and let the world die for good.
- Sarcastic Clapping: Hazama does this whenever he loses a match due to 'Time Up'.
- Say My Name: AMATERASUUUUUUU!!!!!
- Shirtless Scene: THIS
- Sir Swearsalot: Forms a trifecta with Ragna and Kokonoe.
- Slasher Smile: Terumi's default expression when his true nature is revealed.
- Smug Snake: In almost every sense of the word. However, unlike the standard definition of this trope would imply, he's actually a successful villain.
- SNK Boss: He makes v-13 look like a chump (no small feat). He is incredibly fast when fought as a boss, and his super meter and drive meter have auto-gain properties. Oh, and he can also drain your health if he gets close to you or attacks you. Not to mention a brutal sky-high kick Distortion Drive that knocks off a third of your life...which he uses with wild abandon. Not to mention this kick is so insanely fast the computer can and will counter anything and everything you throw at it with it.
- Spoiler Opening: Even before the big reveal at the end of Calamity Trigger's true ending, that close up of him in that game's opening made it clear that he would end up being a major player in the game's plot.
- Stable Continuum Loop: Hazama's order to send Makoto to Ikaruga (direct or otherwise) is more than likely to keep her out of his hair while he mindrapes both Noel and Tsubaki. He learned about her dedication to her friends due to her interference with Wheel of Fortune, which is a result of her detour into the Cauldron at, you guessed it, the ruins in Ikaruga! He better hope she doesn't know or remember what happened to Tsubaki during her little timefuck...
- Synchronization: He has a "life-link" with Noel where, if he dies, Noel will to. Apparently broken when Noel lost the powers of the "Eye". He also has a life-link with Saya, the Imperator, in order to maintain his existance after the Takamagahara, which brought him into the world from his prison in the Boundary, was destroyed.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Despite the fact that he's technically a part of the NOL (as Hazama), he doesn't seem to like working with them. Likely due to the fact that Phantom and Relius often show up to remind him of the important work that needs to be done while he's in the middle of tormenting people. Coupled with that, when the Imperator gives him orders, he flat-out ignores them, and even will yell at her ("don't "cease" me!").
- Phase 0 reveals that he used to work with Nine's father, Shuuichiro Ayatsuki, in their shared goal of destroying Amaterasu. Shuuichiro felt very much 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.
- Relius' Arcade ending confirms that they are both quite cooperative. Terumi had planned for his physical body to die at Relius' hand, at the exact moment Takamagahara was vulnerable. This also makes Relius' Arcade ending the only canon Arcade mode ending besides Noel and Ragna / Hazama's endings. In fact, much of the additional content in Extend reveals that the two of them are practically villainous best buddies. Even when fighting each other, their in-fight dialogue indicates that neither of them want to fight the other, and find the match pointless.
Hazama: This is dumb, can we stop?
- Theme Naming: Most of the names of his special moves not counting his Astral Finish usually have something to do with snakes, or venom. Some examples include: Venom Sword, Wind Serpent's Fang, Serpent's Benediction, and of course, Serpent's Infernal Rapture.
- The Other Darrin and More: And boy is this confusing. When CS first came out, everyone wrote that it was Doug that did Hazama's voice. When the portable CS game came out, they got Spike to do his voice because apparently Doug was out shopping. But when CS:EX came out, then we were told that now Erik would be doing all the lines in the new cutscenes. But now it's put that Erik started and Doug's doing Extend.
- Irony is that this pretty much trolls fans, or someone was really stupid.
- Token Evil Teammate: Within the Six Heroes.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Boiled eggs.
- Troll: By far the greatest example ever. Since he is sustained by people hating him, trolling people is actually a survival tactic for Terumi.
- Variable-Length Chain: His Nox Nyctores: Ouroboros
- Villain Episode: His Story Mode
- Villain Protagonist: He's this during his story mode (seeing as though you play as him), just like Relius.
- Villains Never Lie: In case the above quote didn't already make it obvious, lying is kind of a Berserk Button for him.
- Weaksauce Weakness: His joke ending reduces him to a sneezing, suffering plaything for the Kaka cats, due to his allergies. They're not significant enough to paralyze him against Tao alone, but prolonged exposure to her, two Kaka kittens, Jubei, and Kokonoe all at once leave him a wreck. That's what he gets for bathing in catnip.
- Obviously put in by Relius as a sick joke.
- Why Won't You Die?: "DIE ALREADY!!"
- Also, "DIEEEEDIEDIEDIEDIE!!"
- You're Insane!: Oddly enough, he asks Jubei if he's completely insane in his gag ending when Jubei says he just wants to smell him until he's completely satisfied. And what makes it played for even more laughs is when he asks why they can't just fight or something and can't even finish saying that he thought he hated him because Jubei's too busy smelling him. He's not too happy about that. "Can't you wait until I'm finished TALKING?!"
Introduced in Continuum Shift II (Console/PSP/3DS Version)
"I have arrived, reborn as Kusanagi. The destroyer of all living creatures. I AM DEATH!"
This is the form that Noel takes after being converted to her original Murakumo Unit form. She is being mind-controlled by Terumi and her hatred for the world has now been dialed Up to Eleven. Seeing as how she is the True Final Boss of Story Mode, she is a secret character who can be unlocked by beating the True Ending or by downloading her via the PlayStation Network Store or Xbox Live Marketplace. Her Drive, Steins Gunner, allows her to create small orbs of energy that can be used to fire lasers everywhere. Her Astral Finish traps the opponent in a crystal as she conjures up her sword, Kusanagi, which is engulfed in flames. She then slices the crystal prison in half, with the opponent still inside.
- Bare Your Midriff
- Barrier Warrior: One of her moves makes a diamond-shaped shield around her that acts like Hakumen's counter drive. If the opponent hits her, they get blown across the screen.
- Beam Spam
- BFS: The sword on her back, appropriately named Kusanagi.
- Bilingual Bonus: While it's part of the Greek alphabet Theme Naming, check out what "mu" means in Japanese. Her idle quote while standing completely still?
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- Bonus Boss: If you do not continue and get at least 3 Astral Finishes throughout Continuum Shift II, a special cutscene occurs where Terumi decides you're worth being a test subject for her battle capabilities. This starts out cool and all, but then you notice that her name is glowing pink.
- SNK Boss: The glowing pink name means she's in her Unlimited mode, which is ten times more broken than Hazama's, and 20 times as frustrating as Calamity Trigger's Unlimited Ragna. And good luck beating her at Level 999 Abyss...
- Brainwashed and Crazy
- Does Not Like Shoes: When not wearing the actual Murakumo armour, she is simply wearing thigh-high toeless stockings.
- Doomy Dooms of Doom: Her character theme is, appropriately enough, Sword of Doom.
- Frickin' Laser Beams: Her Drive lets her create laser turrets.
- Glass Cannon: Her regular, non-Unlimited version has very little health in keeping with the other Murakumo Units.
- Invocation: Her Astral Finish. "The seven celestial gods! The world created by the hands of the gods. Everything is false! Everything is a lie! The final days have come! Now, let everything be destroyed!"
- Light Is Currently Not Good: She wears a lot of white in either outfit (and little else), she transforms into her armor through a pillar of light, and many of her attacks either involve either swords made of light or lasers.
- Nietzsche Wannabe: She wants to destroy the world, and everybody in it. Furthermore, during her Astral she rants about how corrupt and evil the world is and asks why her opponent resists.
- Occult Blue Eyes: Her blue eyes contrast with the green eyes Noel Vermillion had before she was "tempered".
- Ominous Latin Chanting / Image Song: In addition to the former in her theme, there are also vocals sung by her seiyu.
- Robo Speak: Mu's post-battle quotes are conduced in this manner, noting how the enemy is incapable of posing her a further threat. One quote, however, is noteworthy.
"Target's resistance to seithr exceeds established parameters... Executing research protocols..."
- Shoulders of Doom: Appropriately enough, and thankfully so, too, else even less of what she's wearing would count as "clothes".
- Stripperiffic: Mocked in one podcast by composer Daisuke Ishiwatari:
"Armor is protective gear, right? What is this protecting?"
- Super-Powered Evil Side
- Super Prototype: One of the strongest Murakumo Units yet, despite not being the most complete unit.
- The Other Darrin: Cristina Valenzuela was unavailable to do the added Arcade story for Mu, so Tsubaki and Kokonoe's VA is used instead.
- What Measure Is a Non-Human?: "I'm not human. I'm a doll. A doll. A doll."
- You Are Number 12.
"My soul burns with the heat of a thousand suns! Behold the power of YOUTH!"
Voiced by: Tomomi Isomura / Cindy Robinson
A fellow classmate of Noel, Jin and Tsubaki from the Academy. She entered the Academy for the financial benefit NOL provided to her family. She's a Squirrel Beastkin, giving her incredible physical strength and reflexes. Unfortunately, because of her squirrel-ness she was the victim of extreme Fantastic Racism from many others, including her classmates. Noel and Tsubaki protected her from them, and became fast friends. Responds with great Squee to anything cute, including Taokaka and Noel in one of the "Teach Me, Miss Litchi!" skits, and Carl in a flashback in Noel's story mode. She ends up in the Intelligence Department of the NOL (the same division as Hazama).
She wields a pair of tonfas and wears next-to-nothing. Her Drive, Impact, charges a meter that when released performs an attack of damage equivalent to the meter (think playing those old-school golf games which require proper timing for maximum efficiency). Her Astral Finish propels her forward with a dashing gut punch, followed by some Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs that would make Kenshiro and Jotaro proud, and finally uppercutting her opponent all the way to the Moon causing it to break apart into several pieces.
- Ass Kicks You: Her reverse throw knocks her opponents flat on their backs, followed by her jumping on and landing butt-first on them. Also similar looking is one of her jumping 2C attacks (though her tail covers her butt when she does this).
- Awesome but Impractical: Her Unlimited form has an Awesome but Impractical secret Distortion Drive, as well. It actually does MORE damage than her Astral Heat (6601 damage vs OVER 9000 damage), but still takes 100 heat, rather than the 50 heat most Distortion moves use.
- Badass Normal: Subverted Trope, she's a beastkin, but she has no (known) Nox Nyctores or other form of Armagus to speak of. Nor is she tapping into the power of the boundary like Arakune and Litchi. Nor is she using the power of science like Tager. Nor is she a genetic offshoot of one of the six heroes like Taokaka. Yet, she's quite strong physically and very capable in a fight. The only other character who can say this is Bang (who does have a Nox Nyctores but it's inactive and he doesn't know how to use it).
- Badass Adorable: Awwww, look at those cute little ears and that big bushy tail. Make her angry, and they'll probably be the last thing you'll ever see.
- Badass Creed: The same one as all the other NOL members. Subverted in that she's such a ditz that she can't remember the whole thing. And then, there's also this gem, a parody of Bang's intro:
Makoto: The heavens, the earth, and a million squirrels call to me! ............ Huh? What? They don't?
- Plucky Girl: Her only response to banging against Hazama's plot armor is to pick herself up and get ready for round two. Neither his knives nor his bullshit nor his mental penis will bar her from saving Noel. Relius', on the other hand...
- Took a Level in Badass: Retroactively in Slight Hope; she went from an apparent nobody to the Spanner in the Works to Hazama in just one day.
- Bare Your Midriff: And how!
- Berserk Button: Makoto makes it clear that hurting her friends is a bad idea.
- Tranquil Fury: When the button is pressed, she suddenly gets very serious and quiet in contrast to her regularly ditzy and loud self.
- Betty and Veronica: She's the Veronica to Tsubaki's Betty towards Jin (the Archie).
- Beware the Nice Ones: Really fun to be around, but harm any of her friends and...BANG! ZOOM! Straight to the moon.
- Good Is Not Soft: And if you happen to be Hazama (who she already distrusts), even that provocation isn't necessary, not that it stops him.
- Big Eater / Hyperactive Metabolism: She did that prior to her appearance in the first "Teach Me Miss Litchi" episode (and climbed a tree just to burn it all out!). Also, one of her victory speeches hints at it:
Makoto: *yawn* Now I'm hungry!
- Boisterous Bruiser: A rare female example.
- Squirrel Ears Lawyer
- Cat Smile: Shows from time to time. Justified - squirrel beastkin.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Same deal as Tsubaki.
- Cute Bruiser
- Dangerously-Short Skirt: Straps hold it in place! And if you try to sneak a peek, she'll punch you out so quick you'll forget you even exist.
- Dark and Troubled Past: A result of wall-to-wall Fantastic Racism. While we don't know enough to thwart the Sue accusations, even Arakune (check his Arcade commentary) can tell that prior to meeting Noel and Tsubaki, Makoto's childhood sucked.
- Break the Cutie: Our biggest hint as to how deep this rabbit hole goes? Relius' Mind Rape of Makoto in her notorious Bad Ending - said childhood has to be particularly brutal if being forced to relive it in mere minutes shatters an otherwise Plucky Girl.
- Interspecies Friendship: The cure for many of her pains was her best buds Noel and Tsubaki - only time and possibly Valkenhayn can heal the rest.
- Jerkass Facade: A coping method for said Fantastic Racism. Only after being called out by Tsubaki and unconditionally accepted by Noel does her mask crack, and she begins to grow past her bitterness.
- Rant-Inducing Slight: Mocking her humanity and/or race will get you a sharp vocal retort in seconds, no matter how well she can deflect other insults or taunts.
- Detonation Moon: Her Astral Finish smashes the moon to bits.
- Distracted by the Sexy: She gets some nice portrait cut-ins during her Distortion Drives, enough to distract you from remembering they have the same charging properties as her drives and therefore resulting in pitiful damage.
- Doppelganger Spin: One of her attacks (Asteroid Vision) splits her in three, where the position of the real Makoto depends on which button the player used to input the command, with a number of different ways to follow up.
- Downloadable Content: The first DLC playable character in fighting games, released on August 5, 2010 and costs 560 Microsoft Points (360) or $7.00.
- Dual Tonfas: Her Weapon of Choice. Subverted in that she rarely uses them as such. Her actual fighting style is more along the lines of boxing and the tonfas seem to simply add a little extra punch to her attacks.
- Fate Worse Than Death: In her bad ending, she's basically turned into an organic doll by Relius, Forced to Watch as he uses her body for his twisted experiments, with no way to express her terror.
- Fetish: Makoto has a lot of turn-ons, ranging from the mundane to the outright bizarre. After fighting Platinum in Continuum Shift II:
"Are you a boy? A girl? Oh man, I'm starting to get a little... NO! Bad Makoto! Now is not the time to embrace a new dirty little fetish... darn it..."
- Fingerless Gloves: Justified, as she is primarily a boxer. The tonfas are strapped on her wrists.
- Squirrel Out of Continual Water: In Slight Hope she winds up falling into the Wheel of Fortune timeline (around the time Calamity Trigger occurs in the active timeline) due to a trip into the Cauldron, where she wasn't tangled up in the events of the story otherwise - Hazama refers to her as an "anomaly" as a result, whereas Tager rejects the password she gives him. Rachel finds her before long and returns her to the active timeline.
- Flung Clothing: Like Noel, she throws off her jacket when entering a battle.
- Fun Personified: Who wouldn't want to hang out with Makoto?
- Gainaxing: Easily comparable to Litchi.
- If her theme song (Alexandrite) is playing, Makoto's breasts bounce in time with the rhythm.
- Genius Ditz: She's very competent at her job as an intelligence operative for the NOL, as a Reverse Mole for Sector Seven and is shown to be capable of fooling Hazama, but there are times where you wonder how the hell someone as Book Dumb as her managed to even get into the military academy.
- Genki Girl
- Hazel Eyes: Same as Bang, except replace "Nox Nyctores" with "bestial nature". Valkenhayn is aware of this, if his Arcade commentary is anything to go by.
- Hot-Blooded: Almost as much as Bang.
- Idiot Hair
- Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Does this a lot. Example:
Makoto: Press start to continue.
- Les Yay: Mild case. She's extremely protective of Noel, and this has not gone unnoticed by the fandom. Carl's gag reel in CS show her groping Tsubaki's breasts at one point. Possibly just having fun as she often does though.
- Lightning Bruiser: Good defense stats, mobility, and offensive power, but tempered by short range.
- Little Bit Beastly: She's a Squirrel Beastkin - A half-human hybrid with the ears and tail of a squirrel.
- Mind Rape: Suffers from a nasty case of this in her Bad Ending, courtesy of everyone's favourite masked freak Relius.
- Morality Pet: to Jin (one of two).
- Ms. Fanservice: Her outfit and overall appearance has been well received by many fans. Shortly after her announcement as a DLC character, and a full image of her outfit, fan arts almost immediately sprouted.
- Muscles Are Meaningless: Not Gameplay and Story Segregation.
- During one of her appearances in Story Mode, she makes a crater upon punching the ground. That scene further points out how strong Makoto is by having her effortlessly grab an unconscious Tsubaki and run off with her like she were a rag doll.
- In gameplay, her Impact drive knocks people in every direction based on the move and the power stored, with level 3 blows having the most blowback and demolishing Guard Primers on every blow. Nevermind her Astral Heat, which is such a vulgar display of physical power that would probably make Tager jealous.
- Nerdgasm: She has one during Tager's gag real in CS.
"OH... MY... GOD! Commander, that is so awesome! No, seriously... I'm feeling a tingly sensation in my naughty bits."
- Boxing Ninja Squirrel Schoolgirl
- Norse Mythology: Her magical crest is a tree with an eagle at the top, and she's a squirrel-girl who worked for the Intelligence division under a guy with a serpent-theme, who turns out to be her enemy. In Norse Mythology, there was a squirrel who raced up and down the World Tree, listening to words of the eagle at the top and then using that knowledge to mock and taunt the serpent that chewed on one of the great tree's roots.
- Nutty Squirrel: OF COURSE!
- Obfuscating Stupidity: She's quite goofy and carefree, but it's worth remembering that she attended the Academy on a scholarship, graduated into the NOL's Intelligence Division and becomes very serious whenever one of her friends is threatened. On top of that, she's a Double Agent working for Sector Seven and easily discovered the hidden cache of rejected Saya clones in Ikaruga.
- Only Sane Squirrel: She's a Book Dumb Genius Ditz who tends to think with her heart rather than her head, but she falls into this surprisingly often. This is particularly apparent for her joke ending, many parts of the main story, and the first episode of Teach Me, Miss Litchi: Reloaded!. Then again, there are a few occasions that show she's not so above it all.
- The Power of Friendship: Her primary motivation in Continuum Shift seems to be the safety of Noel and Tsubaki. Especially after she discovers a hidden cache of rejected Saya clones in Ikaruga.
- Precision F-Strike: Compared to the triumvirate of Hazama, Ragna, and Kokonoe, Makoto's reasonably clean of tongue, but there are times she's not so clean. Take the time when Hazama decided to take the role of Makoto's mother, or whenever she's fighting him or Relius.
- Curse Cut Short: She narrowly drops the F-bomb in her Gag Reel.
Makoto (Reaction to baby Ragna): What the fuuuuuuu...
- Prehensile Tail: Her default throw lets her use her tail to slap her opponent silly, so don't be fooled by how big and fluffy it looks.
- Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Which is used during his Astral Finish.
- Reverse Mole: She's actually an informant/DoubleAgent for Sector Seven.
- Separate but Identical: In her Unlimited mode, she loses her Doppelganger Spin attack in exchange for many new moves and two Distortion Drives, which aren't even listed in the command list.
"Makoto could never keep her hands off young boys"
- Shipper on Deck: A Jin X Tsubaki Fangirl, based on one of her lines in Continuum Shift:
"They would really make such a nice couple."
- Taken up another notch in Slight Hope - Makoto doesn't try to hide that she ships them.
Makoto: "Tsubaki, this is ME you're talking to! Drop the good little cadet schtick and just say it! 'I'm gonna spend every day with Jin, and I couldn't be happier about it! Tra, la la, la la!'"
- Ship Tease: with Jin. He is rather caring towards her, almost to the point of his level of caring towards Tsubaki.
Jin: Lieutenant... Are you alright?
- Despite shipping him with Tsubaki, she does reciprocate these feelings - her first thought upon meeting him is to help him to a medical ward, and she thinks nothing of parrying a hit from Hazama and fighting him in Jin's stead.
- Sleeves Are for Wimps
- Spanner in the Works: Not only Hazama's initial plot to Mind Rape Tsubaki, but his backup plan of baiting Relius Clover with Jin to throw her off the scent have gone, according to him, "fair-to-middling FUBAR" just thanks to not predicting Makoto correctly. No wonder he wants her dead so badly.
- Stripperific: Ah-yup.
- Theme Naming: Her attacks names all deal with outer space.
- The Tease: Hinted by one of her taunt lines:
"You wanna fondle my tail too?"
- Tomato in the Mirror:Hazama implies in Friendship that "you were created for the purpose of defeating the Black Beast" - "you" referring to beastkin in general in all likelihood. Rachel talked her through the whole "crafted by human hands" business at the end of Slight Hope, so this had less of a sting than what Hazama was expecting.
- Underboobs: One of her two defining features. The other being her squirrel tail.
- Undying Loyalty: Makoto would go to the ends of the earth for Noel and Tsubaki. She betrays the NOL, an organisation that basically rules most of the world and sends a thinly veiled threat to Sector Seven, the organisation that runs the rest of it. Her loyalty is so strong, that, in her Story Mode, it's implied that her loyalty to her friends actually stopped her from losing her sanity and semblance of self when she fell into the cauldron, through the Boundary, and into to a different timeline, and then let her go back to her original timeline. To help that sink in, Arakune turned into a... whatever he is now after being exposed to the Boundary for a few moments, and only Hakumen has travelled timelines without any negative change to himself.
- Unskilled but Strong: Another case of a trope not being Gameplay and Story Segregation
- Gameplay-wise, she was a high Tier-Induced Scrappy due to her insane damage output and perks, thus requiring less skill than usual to handle in gameplay. Subverted after taking a hard hit from the nerf bat in Extend.
- Story-wise, in Heart to Heart, Jin reviews her records with Tsubaki when he justifies the student council's decision to suspend her after that one round with the bullies. In his words, her Ars Magus aptitude (one of the big priorities for enrolling at the Academy) is average, but her physical tests are off the charts.
- Yank the Dog's Chain: Prior to Extend, anyone who ran into Relius Clover in their story mode was on a one-way trip to the bad ending. There is an option for Makoto to give the old college try of smashing in his smug prick face; players who attempt this are "rewarded" with a free trip to Kokonoe's therapy room.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A
Valkenhayn R. Hellsing
"What a sad shadow of my youthful vigor..."
Voiced by: Motomu Kiyokawa / Doug Stone
A former member of the Six Heroes, Valkenhayn has been a faithful ally of the Alucard family for hundreds of years, and serves Rachel's every whim as her Battle Butler. Behind his elderly, seemingly withered form lies a secret: he is actually a werewolf. Like Makoto, he is a beastkin, but of the lupine lineage, and in his youth he used to be a vigilante before becoming acquainted with Rachel's father Clavis. When Clavis died, Valkenhayn promised his friend that he would look after Rachel in his stead. Thus, when Rachel turns up missing in Kagutsuchi, he heads out to find her. His Drive, Werewolf (that's pronounced "vair-volf", folks), allows him to transform into a wolf for a limited time, which is determined by a gauge. His Astral Finish has him performing a Flash Kick that knocks the opponent high into the air. He then transforms into a full werewolf form while the opponent still floats in the air with the moon in the background and performs several cross-slashes, ending with one final blacked-out slash that tears open the camera and leaves a trail of white on the screen.
- Apologetic Attacker: When fighting Rachel, he always compliments her when she kicks his ass, and apologizes profusely when he's the one doing the kicking.
- Awesome McCoolname
- Badass: We could go at this all day with this guy. To wit:
- Battle Butler: Emphasis on "Battle". It's even the name of one of his achievements.
- Berserk Button: Never insult, threaten, or harm Rachel in front of Valkenhayn. EVER.
- Calling Your Angriffe
- Dark Is Not Evil: Comes with the whole "being a good werewolf" thing.
- Dastardly Whiplash: In Taokaka's joke ending in CS, he makes a cameo appearance as this. The moment he is revealed, his theme (which is not supposed to be known about yet) starts playing.
- Downloadable Content: He is the 2nd DLC character to be announced, and has been released for Japanese Playstation 3 owners as of September 21, 2010, and American Playstation 3 owners as of September 28. He costs the same price as Makoto on PSN. (560 Microsoft points / $7.00)
- Real Life Writes the Plot: He was delayed on the 360 for some time due to server issues with the Dashboard update, but the roadblock has been lifted and he will be available on December 7 for 360 users. As an apology to the 360 users for the delays, he was discounted for a full month at 320 MSP, returning to his original pricing on January 10, 2011.
- Embarrassing Nickname: Butter boy.
- Grandpa What Massive Hotness You Have
- Gratuitous German: His Drive and move names.
- Harmful Healing: To Jin. More precisely, he doesn't heal Jin but merely removes the pain and joint stiffness temporarily. As a side effect, after a few days, the pain will come back much worse than before. Gii notes that the method is very sadistic.
- I Was Quite a Looker: During his prime he had spiked-up brown hair and kicked ass without the jacket portion of his suit. He even retained the beard.
- Large Ham: Especially during Taokaka's joke ending in Continuum Shift.
Valkenhayn: "It is my dreeeeeaaam! Naaay, my calliiingggg! To acquire every single candy in the woooorrrlllldddd!"
- Not to mention his Astral quote.
Behold the power...of the full moon! Night has now fallen, the moon shines bright. The play is now through!
- Mister Exposition: In Rachel's Gag Reel in CS he appears for the sole purpose of filling the player in on what the Hell are the "Spectacles Of Eros" and promptly teleports always afterwards.
- Mysterious Middle Initial
- Our Werewolves Are Different: Come on, how often do you see a cultured werewolf?
- Partial Transformation: Some of his moves have him partially transform his limbs into wolf form when he attacks.
- Precision F-Strike: He speaks with class most of the time. But when the subject is about Terumi, he's not above using the term "Son of a bitch" for him.
- Real Men Wear Pink: He wears a pink ribbon on his long hair. In his wolf form, the ribbon moves to the tail. Of course, it doesn't detracts from his badasstitude. Fandom believes it's courtesy of Rachel's whims.
- Your Struggle Is Futile: What he says whenever he wins a round by a landslide (as in a near-perfect or at least above 50% life).
- Short Run in Peru: See above. Contrary to popular belief, it was always Arc System Works' intention to release Valkenhayn a week late in North America on the PS3. The 360 version release was intended to be simultaneous, however, until the bug was found.
- Stiff Upper Lip & The Jeeves: A Fake Brit version, but he still counts.
- The Stoic: Normally.
- Not So Stoic: Against certain people who would slander Rachel if provoked enough.
- Undying Loyalty: Despite being one of the six heroes (and thus a living legend in the world of BlazBlue), he is extremely loyal to Rachel and never sees himself as anything more than her butler. Case in point, the moment he really lost his patience and attacked Terumi (in his ghost form) in Calamity Trigger? When Terumi called Rachel a "damn vampire".
- Unreliable, Lemony Narrator: For Taokaka's joke ending in Calamity Trigger.
Platinum the Trinity
"When Luna and Sena's spirits...unite as one! We'll crush all who dare oppose us! TAKE THIS!!!"
A young girl who wields the Nox Nyctores Arma Reboare: Muchourin, which allows her to manifest matter. She has inherited the Nox from Trinity, a member of the Six Heroes, and has 3 different personalities: Luna, a bratty girl, Sena, a kind boy, and Trinity Glassfield, that of the missing sixth hero.
Her Drive, Magical Symphony, allows her to equip her staff for longer range attacks, as well as switch her fighting style between 6 different styles. Her Astral Finish fires a small but fullscreen laser at her opponent. If it connects, she enters a charge-up sequence and FIREZ HER LAZOR at the opponent in a similar manner to Nanoha's Starlight Breaker.
- A-Cup Angst: Drives her entire joke ending.
- Amnesiac Hero: Her Nox weapon steals her memories when she uses it. If this is the case, then she's this. However, Sena only said that, and never explained if loss was temporary or permanent.
- Big Eater: Luna's personality; eats enough food that when she's done eating at a restaurant there are multiple stacks of dirty dishes bigger then she is.
- Curse Cut Short: During a Teach Me, Miss Litchi segment.
Luna: "Master Jubei, Ragna the Bloodedge is being a d-!"
- Luna almost drops an F-bomb in her Help Me!! segment.
Luna: What the fuuuuu-
- Dangerously-Short Skirt: An old-school ruffled-up one, whereas Noel has a minidress and Makoto has a miniskirt. Why she even wants to fight in one is a mystery that can only be explained by Irony (as listed below) or Refuge in Audacity.
- Downloadable Content: Arrived on Xbox 360 May 10, 2011, and on Play Station 3 on 2 June 2011, slightly delayed due to the PSN downtime.
- Everything's Better with Spinning: One of her distortions, Cure Dot Typhoon, is this.
- Going Commando: As seen (only) in the intro of CS2.
- Hair Decorations
- Human Resources: Her bad ending consists of Hazama using all of Platinum as this - Luna and Sena, as well as Carl, as fuel for Kusanagi and Trinity as the catalyst.
- In the Hood: She normally wears a cloak with a hood that covers most of her face.
- Irony: Luna claims to hate lolicons, screams at the innocent Ragna for being one when he clearly isn't, yet runs around in an incredibly revealing outfit without any panties on. Perhaps a closet Tsundere?
- I Was Quite a Looker: Bit of a weird inversion here, as Trinity went from what was nothing short of smoking hot with an awesome bust to the flat-chested, yet well-endowed (in the rear) loli with split personalities we all know today.
- Jerkass: Luna.
- Leet Lingo: During Arakune's gag reel in CS.
- Little Miss Badass
- Magical Girl: Her design under her cloak is this.
- Morph Weapon: Platinum's staff is one of these due to Muchorin's ability to transfigure matter.
- Refuge in Audacity: Her entire design.
- Split Personality: She has three: Luna, a mean-spirited young girl, Sena, a kind boy and Trinity, the sixth hero. However, they're not really split personalities, more like three souls sharing the same body. All three are fully aware of one anothers existence and are awake/active at all times, though Trinity is usually sleeping.
- Theme Naming: Her move names are taken from various Magical Girl Anime. They are also apparently French.
- Third Person Person: Luna in some cases.
- Token Loli: Sena/Luna, at least. Trinity herself was quite a babe back in the day.
- Wingding Eyes: Platinum has these under her hood, but her eyes are hidden when she has her cloak on.
Introduced in Continuum Shift Extend (Console / Play Station Vita Version)
"You're an impressive specimen. Now, let the experiments begin!"
Carl's father. A gifted alchemist known far and wide as "The Puppeteer". He is the one who turned Ada, Carl's sister, into the Nox Nyctores Nirvana and also the mastermind behind the Murakumo units. After constructing Nirvana, Relius seemingly dropped off the face of the Earth...until the events of Continuum Shift, where it is revealed he's a Colonel in the NOL, and is actively working with Hazama to turn Noel into Mu. Relius has absolutely no regard for morality or life whatsoever, viewing people as nothing more than guinea pigs. So much so that he not only did he harvest his own daughter's body to make Nirvana, but he also turned his own wife, Ignis Clover, into a Nox Nyctores as well. Fluctus Redactum: Ignis, is a combat doll much like Nirvana, but with the ability to completely manipulate all forms of energy.
Confirmed as a new character for Continuum Shift Plus on Play Station Vita on July 27, 2011, and will be released in both Arcades and on Consoles December 17, 2011. His Drive, Detonator, allows him to summon Ignis similar to how Stands are summoned in the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Fighting Game from Capcom. His Astral Finish involves Ignis grabbing the opponent and teleporting him and the opponent to an unknown room (implied to be one of his labs). The opponent is seen restrained with Relius sitting in a chair across from them. Then he gets up and walks over to begin "experimenting" on them in ways so grotesque that he snaps his fingers and the doors to the lab close so it can't be seen.
- Abusive Father
- Archnemesis Dad: To Carl
- Artificial Limbs: According to Material Collection sketches, and later his electrocuted skeleton, one of Relius' arms and legs is mechanical. Bigger question is if he was injured before making the change.
- Ascended Extra: From a background character to a playable one, though looking at Carl's story in CT, it was going to happen.
- Early-Bird Cameo: The intro of CSII had him battling against his son Carl. Note that said intro only included every other playable character of the game, including Makoto, Valkenhayn and Platinum. Kokonoe was also in the intro, but she's rather important to the story.
- Chekhov MIA: In CT, Carl's story mentions that he's also looking for his father. Relius shows up in CS as an NPC, and crawls his way up to playable status.
- Badass Cape: Ties in with the Opera motif.
- Badass Stubble
- Batman Gambit: Relius pulls a rather beautiful one in the Sector Seven side-story: Sector Seven, usually incompetent at retrieval missions, was able to steal Nirvana from the NOL, who would then attack Sector Seven to get her back, only to be attacked by the Black Beast Relius had created in the lowest lab of Sector Seven, and the result of the Beast's attack would fuse the souls needed to complete his latest Nox Nyctores- Ignis. All according to Relius's plan.
- He's apparently fond of these kinds of plans. He isn't called "The Puppeteer" for nothing.
- Big Bad Duumvirate: He and Terumi have been behind everything major that's happened in the story thus far.
- Big Screwed-Up Family: Anything wrong with the Clover family can be traced back to this guy.
- Black Comedy: As stated below in the footnotes, Relius is nice enough to let Tsubaki have a final prayer before experimenting. This is fine and actually nice, consdiering the Fridge Logic behind it... then you notice she's facing away from Relius...
- Blond Guys Are Evil
- Bow Ties Are Cool: And apparently made of metal.
- Brilliant but Lazy: In The Wheel of Fortune, he holds off on saving Terumi from Hakumen while the former is losing their fight, stating he detests physical labor. He does eventually use Ignis to bail Terumi out, however. Coupled with this, Terumi/Hazama is almost always the one to do all the hands-on field work their plans involve, while Relius prefers to focus on his research, and will only intervene if he truly needs to (i.e. calling off Hazama when he gets sidetracked), or if it furthers his research (see Tager's bad ending).
- Relius never joins Hazama in his fighting, and if his own fighting is to be viewed, he doesn't experiment on people unless they fight back. In fact, if you don't do your Astral Finish, a large percentage of the win poses will have Relius nonchalantly walking away.
- Catch Phrase: Despite being such a genius, Relius is very fond of muttering "I have much to learn." Fitting, because he's always on a pursuit of perfection and always feels lacking in the knowledge he accumulated.
- Char Clone: Further reinforced by his puppet; Ignis is bright red, and is stated to be far stronger than Carl's puppet Nirvana.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: He does some of this to Tager in his bad ending to power Ignis, and orders some scientists to torture Lambda with electric shocks in her story mode.
- Mind Rape: If Hazama can't get his mental penis inside you, Relius can if given the chance. See Makoto's bad ending for more evidence than you will ever need.
- Colonel Badass: It was confirmed in Tsubaki's story mode and Relius's own arcade move that he is a Colonel in the NOL.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: Arcade Story Mode calls him "Captain Relius", though, which means either one of two things; he's the same rank as Hazama, or everyone still thinks he's a colonel.
- Disappeared Dad: Two years before the events of Calamity Trigger.
- Disproportionate Retribution: The moment Litchi calls out his parenting skill, Relius responds by preparing to kill her along with Carl, regardless if she has been on his side all along or not.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: By now it's pretty clear he is the biggest offender of the cast:
- He uses Ignis to hold Noel down, and planned to "examine" her when he got back to his lab.
- He does something similar to Makoto in her bad ending. Unfortunately for Makoto and the player, he doesn't stop at pinning her down.
- His Astral, as the description tells. His quote when doing this to Carl makes this even creepier. This man does not know the meaning of the word "subtle".
"You've been a very naughty boy."
- Evil Genius: Along with Terumi, though he's definitely the traditional type.
- Evil Sounds Deep
- Face Palm of Doom: How Ignis grabs the opponent for Relius astral heat.
- For Science!: His motivation for pretty much everything he's done (contrasting Terumi's For the Evulz mindset). The entire reason he and Terumi partnered up in the first place was that Terumi piqued his scientific curiosity with his plan to destroy Amaterasu, meaning he is willing to kill God in the name of science.
- Game Over Man: Unless you're playing Carl, Arakune, Valkenhayn or Platinum, pray your character gets an immediate evac. If you don't, bad shit goes down, even if you fight (sorry, Makoto).
- Gone to the Future: He was thrown into the Cauldron during the Dark War, which sent him decades into the future. He lost his memories as a result, but regained them over a year and quickly resumed his scientific ambitions.
- Guinea Pig Family: He has used his daughter and later, his wife, for twisted experiments.
- Herr Doctor: Played with. Like Carl, his profile lists his birthplace as Austria, and he is known by some as "Dr. Relius". However, he doesn't have a stereotypical accent of any kind, let alone if he even is a doctor.
- Then again, BlazBlue's well known for not caring who anyone's from before; it's just an excuse for people to know where the hell everything is.
- Hot Dad: Being a Mad Scientist Complete Monster does not slow the fangirl wagon. He even stays hot after jumping ahead 80 years via a bad trip into the Cauldron.
- Implacable Man: In the portables' EX2 story, Relius was shoved off to the Cauldron by Ada/Nirvana. But then he's suddenly back and kicking later, meaning that Relius is probably unhindered by death..
- Lack of Empathy: One of his defining traits as a character.
- Expanded upon in his story mode, where it is revealed that while he was working on Nirvana and Ignis, he saw the "true form" of every person, their soul, which is simply a ball of bluish light. This is how he came to view people as mere "things" rather than living beings. He claims that the Amaterasu unit continues to stifle his progress as a scientist.
- Large Ham: Mostly in the English version, but then again, this is Travis Willingham...
"NOW THIS...IS MY GREATEST CREATION! MY ONE AND ONLY DESIRE FULFILLED! WITH THIS, I HAVE ACHIEVED...PER-FEC-TION!!!!"
- Mad Scientist
- Malevolent Masked Man
- Man Behind the Man: The creator of the Murakumo Units, and the one responsible for turning his daughter into Nirvana. He's even using the Imperator herself, and possibly the one personally responsible for turning her into what she is. Being Terumi's partner, he's also responsible for just about everything bad that's happened in the series' story.
- Manipulative Bastard: Sheesh...
- Marionette Master: His fighting style. He is known as "The Puppeteer" after all.
- Mask Power: Which causes Monochromatic Eyes.
- Memetic Molester: His Astral lead to such an interpretation.
- Monochromatic Eyes: Thanks to his mask, they're blank white.
- Blue Eyes: Considering both his children have blue eyes, he probably does, too.
- Offing the Offspring: He tries this on Carl in CS's story mode, for no apparent reason. Thankfully, it doesn't work. Subverted in Darkness Visible, when he gives Carl a glimpse of his world view and the kid passes out.
- Older Than They Look: According to Phase 0, he's been working with Terumi to destroy Amaterasu since before the Dark War.
- Ominous Opera Cape
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue oni to Terumi's red oni.
- Room 101: His Astral is sending people to this trope.
- The Sociopath: In what can only be considered the messed up logical conclusion of the inability to see a difference between "people" and "things", he unapologetically turned his daughter and wife into puppets.
- The Stoic
- Not So Stoic: He has hints of this in Carl's story mode when he goes on about Ignis.
- Strapped to An Operating Table: His Astral intends to invoke him performing dastardly experiments on his defeated opponent, and the table, literal or figurative, vary from opponent to opponent, as seen here.
- Suspiciously Similar Song: His theme sounds like a metal re-interpretation of Wind of Madness, the theme of another Mad Scientist Nietzsche Wannabe Complete Monster...Albert Wesker
- Villain Protagonist: He's this during his story mode (seeing as though you play as him), just like Terumi.
- Wicked Cultured: Apparently, he loves opera. This leads into a bit of Fridge Brilliance when you realise that he created the bodies for the Murakumo Units.
- Back to BlazBlue: Continuum Shift
- Ironically right next to "Troll"
- And if you call her that your death will be even more painful.
- Makoto's Extend Story mode
- Makoto's Arcade mode
- Ragna is hanged on an X-shaped table, Jin and Hakumen are bound with chains, Noel, Mu and Lambda are restrained in an impressive-looking throne-ish thing (considering that they're all Murakumo units), Rachel is crucified, Taokaka is stuffed in a cage, Arakune is boiled inside a lab bottle (since he's liquid-ish), Bang is stuffed under plenty of bricks, Tager is disabled with magnets, Carl and Ada are hung like marionettes (oh the Irony), Litchi is trapped in a magic circle and bound onto her staff, Hazama is also trapped in a magic circle but is allowed to sit (they're cohorts after all), Makoto is trapped in a hamster ball(get it?), Valkenhayn is strapped on a coffin, Platinum is stuffed in a barrel with Ocular Gushers, and the other Relius is spared from such horrors (although his Ignis is broken). Surprisingly, his treatment to Tsubaki is humane, since he merey traps her in a magic circle while allowing her to make a last prayer, but you see,that's because having been in NOL and dealing with the 12 families a lot, he knew how the Yayoi clan, Tsubaki included, is incredibly loyal to NOL to a fault that he doesn't need to restrain Tsubaki more than a magic circle, she'll just submit herself if he says this is within the authorization of the Imperator.