|Race:||Artificial human (hinted)|
Half-Vampire (via Rachel in one time-loop)
|Date of Birth:||March 3|
|Weight:||78kg (172 lbs)|
|Novel(s):||BlazBlue: Phase 0|
BlazBlue: Phase Shift 1
BlazBlue: Phase Shift 2
BlazBlue: Phase Shift 3
BlazBlue: Phase Shift 4
Although it is not a widely remembered part of the Dark War, six years after its appearance the Black Beast went dormant for an entire year. This was due to the actions of an individual known only as "Bloodedge", who sacrificed his life and managed to delay its cataclysmic destruction for an entire year. This small window he created allowed the Six Heroes to teach humankind how to use Ars Magus, and to amass a greater and stronger following. His sacrifice also strengthened Jubei's resolve to defeat the monster, as he had personally bore witness to Bloodedge's final moments.
Bloodedge was the best friend of Jubei, one of the six aforementioned heroes, who is one of the few people who remembered him and what he had done for the world. After Ragna had completed his training, Jubei gave Bloodedge's red jacket and weapon to his young apprentice. Ragna's title, " The Bloodedge", is in honor of this man. Ragna even speaks a phrase eerily similar to something Bloodedge once told Jubei.
As revealed by the light novel BlazBlue: Phase 0, Bloodedge is actually a time-displaced Ragna, who was thrown into the past and stripped of his Azure Grimoire, which was absorbed by Nu-13, who then became the Black Beast. As a result, a good portion of Ragna's memories were stripped away from him, along with the ability to move his right arm or see with his right eye. At the end of the light novel, he regains his memories and allows himself to be devoured by the Black Beast, resulting in the creature becoming dormant for one year.
"Bloodedge" looks almost exactly like Ragna minus the fact he is wearing his jacket on only one side; the other half of his coat hangs down freely. Another difference is that his right arm is exposed; it is normally covered by the black undershirt. However, it is covered in a black wrapping held together by what appears to be golden buckles at the top. His right eye is also completely closed from an injury that Celica couldn't heal.
For the most part, Bloodedge maintains the sardonic and hot headed attitude of Ragna and still partakes in calling others "idiots". However, likely due to the lack of memories, he no longer appears to be embittered by his hatred and his ill temper seems to have cooled down somewhat. His softer and more caring nature is shown quite a bit, especially towards Celica.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
While retaining the fighting skills he had as Ragna, Bloodedge is hampered by the lack of the Azure Grimoire and is a less effective fighter due to not having the use of his right arm and eye. He is able to regain the use of his arm, eye and the Azure Grimoire when in close proximity to the Black Beast.
- While Jubei refers to him only as Bloodedge when he's telling Ragna the story in Continuum Shift, Phase 0 reveals that the time-displaced Ragna only used the name "Bloodedge" once. Near the end of the light novel, the latter tells Jubei his full name, saying that it's "Ragna the Bloodedge" immediately before he sacrificed himself.
- Bloodedge's Guilty Gear counterpart may be Order-Sol, since both are the protagonists from alternates timelines (Bloodedge is Ragna being thrown on the past, while Order-Sol is Sol Badguy's past self during the Crusades), both of them had met with the main antagonists from their respective worlds (Order-Sol fought against I-No on the Crusades, while Bloodedge could have known Yūki Terumi before he went to fight against the Black Beast). Two key differences exist between the two, however; while Order-Sol has been a playable character, Bloodedge hasn't. Also, while Sol Badguy has fought (and defeated) his past self, Ragna has yet to meet Bloodedge; however, in a turn of events, his brother, Jin Kisaragi, does meet Hakumen, despite being unware that Hakumen is actually Jin himself.
|Ragna the Bloodedge · Jin Kisaragi · Noel Vermillion · Rachel Alucard · Taokaka · Carl Clover · Litchi Faye-Ling · Arakune · Iron Tager · Bang Shishigami · Nu-13 · Lambda-11 · Hakumen · Hazama · Tsubaki Yayoi · Mu-12 · Makoto Nanaya · Valkenhayn R. Hellsing · Platinum the Trinity · Relius Clover · Amane Nishiki · Bullet · Azrael · Izayoi · Kagura Mutsuki · Yūki Terumi|
|Ada Clover · Akane Teruhito · Ayame Yayoi · Black Beast · Bloodedge · Cajun Faycott · Celica A. Mercury · Clavis Alucard · Estella McKenzie · Gii · Guardian of the Azure Grimoire · Ignis Clover · Ikaruga Ninjas · Jubei · Kaka Elder · Kaka Kittens · Kazuma Kuvaru · Kokonoe · Konoe A. Mercury · Lao Jiu · Linhua · Lord Tenjō · Mai Natsume · Nago · Phantom · Saya · Shūichirō Ayatsuki · Taro Zazagae · Tomonori · Torakaka · Trinity Glassfield|