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Ragna the Bloodedge

Ragna the Bloodedge (Centralfiction, Character Select Artwork)
Profile
Name: Ragna
Alias: Ragna the Bloodedge
Grim Reaper
Title(s): Man of the Blue
Centralfiction
Gender: Male
Race: Artificial human
Date of birth: March 3
Place of birth: Unknown
Height: 185 cm (6'0.8")
Weight: 78 kg (172 lbs)
Blood type: B
Hobbies: Cooking
Values: His silver bracelet
Likes: Tentama udon
Dislikes: Ghosts, the World Void Information Controlling Organization
Weapon(s): Large sword
Drive: Soul Eater
Personal status
Relatives: Celica Ayatsuki Mercury (foster mother)
Jin Kisaragi/Hakumen (brother)
Saya (sister)
Status: Inactive (non-existent in his world)
Appearances
Game(s): BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend
BlazBlue: Chronophantasma
BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend
BlazBlue: Centralfiction
Spin-off(s): BlazBlue: Battle × Battle
BlazBlue: Clonephantasma
BlazBlue: Battle Cards
Eat Beat: Dead Spike-san
BlazBlue Mobile Battle
BlazBlue: Battle × Puzzle
BlazBlue: Revolution Reburning
BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle
Novel(s): BlazBlue: Phase 0
BlazBlue: Phase Shift 1
BlazBlue: Phase Shift 3
BlazBlue: Phase Shift 4
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger — Part 1
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger — Part 2
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift — Part 1
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift — Part 2
Drama CD(s): BlazBlue: The Wheel of Fortune
BlazBlue: Happy Trigger – Blue Drama Rebel One
BlazBlue: Happy Trigger – Blue Drama 2 Rebel Two
Manga(s): BlazBlue: Chimelical Complex
BlazBlue: Remix Heart
BlazBlue
BlazBlue: Variable Heart
Anime(s): BlazBlue: Alter Memory
Voice acting
Japanese voice: Tomokazu Sugita (adult)
Rina Satō (young; BlazBlue: Alter Memory)
English voice: Patrick Seitz (adult)
Caitlin Glass (young; BlazBlue: Alter Memory)
Ragna the Bloodedge (ラグナ=ザ=ブラッドエッジ Raguna za Buraddoejji), also known as the Grim Reaper (死神 Shinigami, God of Death), Man of the Blue (蒼の男 Ao no Otoko), and Centralfiction (神の観る夢(セントラルフィクション) Sentorarufikushon, Dream Seen by God), was an SS-class rebel, and Jin and Saya’s older brother. He is the main protagonist and a playable character in the BlazBlue series.

Appearance

Ragna is modeled after the traditional Japanese manga and anime hero. He is a young adult with white spiky hair and heterochromia: his left eye being green and his right being red, a side effect from assimilating the Blue Grimoire into his body. His clothing consists of a hybrid of modern, futuristic and old features. He wears a vibrant red sleeved jacket with two long thin tails hanging from the back. Under it is a black shirt with three red belts and also several belts covering his right arm. He wears a pair of black gloves with a red shell on the backs of the hands. His right arm is a black mechanical prosthetic made of the Blue Grimoire, after having lost his original arm when he was younger. The shell opens up to reveal the Grimoire whenever he utilizes it. He wears a black hakama and steel-toed red boots. He also has a small black birthmark on the center of his chest. Ragna has a bright green stud earring on his left ear, not on the lobe of the ear but further up.

When he was in his mid-teens, he had blond hair and green eyes. Because of the trauma he experienced, his hair turned white. After he is taken care of by Jūbei, he wears a traditional Japanese style sleeveless red turtle neck top, long black gloves that reach to his elbows, baggy black pants, and red shoes with high cuffs and steel toes.

BlazBlue Alter Memory (Episode 5, Screenshot 4)

Ragna with his hair wet.

In BlazBlue: Alter Memory during the hot spring scene in Episode 5, Ragna wears a pair of black, baggy swim shorts; his, otherwise, spiky hair is pushed down from the water and comes down just below his nose.

His swimsuit in BlazBlue: Chronophantasma is different than that of BlazBlue: Alter Memory – he now wears an open, long sleeve red-and-black hoodie, which shows his chest and eight-pack abs, orange-and-red swimming trunks with black flames on each side, and red-and-black sandals. The small black birthmark on his chest was exposed while wearing the outfit.

Personality

Ragna is sardonic, rude, and abrasive to anyone he comes across. He is also quick to anger, stubborn, and never misses a chance to use as much vulgar language as possible. In this regard, Ragna is similar to the stereotypical anime delinquent. This is caused mainly by Yūki Terumi practically destroying Ragna’s life, which has created a mass of hatred in him; stronger than that of any other individual. Ragna often becomes infuriated at first sight of Yūki Terumi, which he often takes advantage of through taunting him. However, even in cases where he cannot win or is on the brink of death, Ragna possesses an undying will and persistence, refusing to give up even when he is clearly out matched, something many characters either hate or admire.

Beneath his gruff exterior, however, Ragna does possess a softer, more compassionate side. He chooses to keep up his public front because of the path he chose – that of revenge, as well as accepting the fact that he’s still someone who’s committed crimes such as murder. He does genuinely care for certain people, such as Taokaka, Rachel, Noel, Jūbei and, to an extent, his brother, Jin. Ragna seems to disdain killing, refusing to kill Terumi after he defeated him in the end of BlazBlue: Continuum Shift. Ragna spared Arakune’s life due to Litchi’s pleas, and in his Arcade Mode, he directly references his promise to Litchi to let him live after he defeats him. In the end of BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, Ragna saved Nu-13 instead of killing her and he told Hakumen to not kill her. Also, despite Jin’s role in the destruction of his life, still cares for him as a brother. He also expressed anguish when Nu sacrificed her life to protect him, despite the past animosity he harboured for her and later declares he will “save” her due to prior events that shifted his beliefs. This side of his personality becomes more apparent as the story progresses, though he still keeps a rough exterior around others that don’t know about his soft side.

Later on after the events of BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, Ragna goes through more personal development which changes his opinions about the reasons he fights. He starts to rely on his own strength instead of the Blue Grimoire, as its power is to “steal” instead of “protect”. He declares that he will no longer fight to destroy and for revenge, and instead, decides to fight in order to protect his loved ones. This as aforementioned extends to Nu where he declares he’ll save her instead of destroying her.

History

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As a youth, Ragna was confined in a lab along with his younger siblings Jin and Saya. However, they were eventually freed from the lab by Jūbei of the Six Heroes.[1] They were then taken to a church and were watched over by the sister of one of the Six Heroes. At some point, Saya became very ill and Ragna decided to look after her, and in turn spending less time with his brother. Jin eventually grew jealous of Saya for being able to spend a lot of time with Ragna, and he began to hate her.

Ragna the Bloodedge (Calamity Trigger, Story Mode Illustration, 1, Type A)

The burning church

Soon after Saya became sick, the church was burnt down by Jin and Yūki Terumi, who also cut off Ragna’s right arm and kidnapped Saya before leaving him for dead. At some point, Ragna was bitten by a vampire to save his life.[2] He was later found by Jūbei, the beastman who left him at the church, where he proceeded to train Ragna on how to control the power of his newly acquired Blue Grimoire which replaced his lost arm and repeatedly stated that although the item was a part of him now, the power was not his to command yet. For the next few years, Jūbei trained Ragna to control the power of the Blue, being periodically watched by Rachel, who requested Jūbei to take care of him. During the time, he met Taokaka as a child. When his training was at last complete, Ragna had finally come to the decision to depart on his journey. 
Ragna the Bloodedge (Continuum Shift, Story Mode Illustration, 2)

Ragna obtains the jacket and sword

But before the three would part ways, Jūbei took Ragna to the burnt down church and handed Ragna two items once belonging to a hero named Bloodedge: his jacket and his large sword.[3] Feeling the weight of the man that gave hope to the world and the Six Heroes, Ragna finally takes off, his training now complete.

Ragna has a deep hatred for the World Void Information Controlling Organization, and travels from city to city destroying their bases; due to this, he has become a world-known rebel and has a bounty on his head “large enough to buy a small country”, according to Jin. Despite this, he seems to travel through cities by night without much fear of being detected or captured by the Controlling Organization or any vigilantes.

BlazBlue: Remix Heart

This section is based on story of the manga BlazBlue: Remix Heart.
Mai Natsume, Ragna The Bloodedge

Ragna finds Mai

Distracted while training, Ragna turned his head, believing that someone was calling out for him. Unfortunately, Jūbei attacked while he had his guard down, knocking him over. He leisurely resumed the regime once ordered by the hero.

Jūbei soon ordered Ragna to find the Pursuit Grimoire within the Military Academy; things did not go as planned when Mai Natsume dropped down from the upper levels in front of him, deterring him slightly from his mission. Ragna was alarmed when she asked if he was looking for the Blue Grimoire, but decided to help her through the maze of the lower levels to find the Blue figments that she was sensing – since he would lose sleep if he left a woman in such a place. The two of them eventually found the Pursuit Grimoire, but were attacked by the Grimoire’s defenses. Effortlessly, Ragna began to dispatch each and every one of them, but more arose, leading him to try and activate the Blue Grimoire so he could get it over with. However, two of the defenses threw him down a dust shoot, landing him straight in front of the wrathful Jūbei, who relentlessly hounded him for having help in finding the Grimoire.

BlazBlue: The Wheel of Fortune

This section is based on story of the drama CD BlazBlue: The Wheel of Fortune.

In the first timeline where Noel Vermillion did not exist, Ragna made his way deep into the bowels of Kagutsuchi’s Controlling Organization branch, eventually running into Relius Clover, who summoned the Detonator: Ignis to assist him. Despite the difficult fight for Ragna, he refused to use the power of the Blue Grimoire, disappointing Relius until he left out of boredom, saying it had been a waste of time.

Ragna managed to make it down to the bottom of the branch, reaching the Kiln, he was, however, stopped by Jin Kisaragi and the two dueled until Ragna stood victorious – a victory short-lived as Tsubaki Yayoi rushed in and pathetically attempted to punch Ragna away, something he withstood and waved away, pushing her down to the ground since he had no idea of how to deal with her. This meeting between the three was interrupted as Nu-13 descended from the Kiln, leading to Jin questioning who she was until Ragna told him to shut up; Ragna soon went toe-to-toe with Nu herself, but the results ended in her favor.

Before Nu went to finish off Tsubaki, Ragna stabbed the Murakumo midway through before finally succumbing to his wounds and fainting. Nu took the fallen Ragna and fell into the Kiln with him, merging to become the Black Beast which would plague the planet with death and destruction for a century.

BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift

BlazBlue: Chronophantasma

BlazBlue: Phase 0

This section is based on story of the light novel BlazBlue: Phase 0.

Although it is not a widely remembered part of the Great 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 Magic Formula, and to amass a greater and stronger following. His sacrifice also strengthened Jūbei’s resolve to defeat the monster, as he had personally bore witness to Bloodedge’s final moments.

Bloodedge was a close friend of Jūbei, then known as Mitsuyoshi, one of the Six Heroes, who is one of the few people who remembers Bloodedge and what he did for the world. After Ragna completed his training, Jūbei 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 Jūbei.

In reality, Bloodedge is actually a time-displaced Ragna, who was sent into the past by Rachel halfway through the events of BlazBlue: Chronophantasma and stripped of most of his memories, along with the ability to move his right arm or see with his right eye. At first, the only thing he can remember is his name 'Ragna', but he continues to regain fragments of his memories as the story progresses as he traveled with Celica and Mitsuyoshi.[6] In these novels there are two versions of Ragna: one that became the Black Beast by merging with Nu-13 in the original timeline and one that travelled back in time and would later be remembered as the hero known as Bloodedge, a human that sacrificed his life for the world by going up against the Black Beast alone.

The human Ragna travels with Celica and Mitsuyoshi to the now destroyed Japan, which had been hit by nuclear missiles from around the world in an attempt to kill the Black Beast after it appeared, to search for Celica’s father, Shūichirō Ayatsuki, since Celica wanted to prove her father’s innocence in the project which caused the Beast’s appearance.

Towards the end of the novel, he fully regains his memories due to being in close proximity with the Boundary through the Sheol Gate. Together with Nine and Trinity, they managed to find Celica’s father. They then learn that he wanted to use Celica as the key for the Kushinada’s Lynchpin, which would defeat the Black Beast, but in return would mean Celica’s sacrifice. However it would only be temporary, as it can only be activated until Celica’s life wears out. Angry, Ragna walks out from Shūichirō’s laboratory to cool his head, though it is only an excuse to meet Rachel of his time, who was waiting for him near the Kiln. Ragna asks her how to create the one year window of chance, to which Rachel says that he already knows the answer.

Suddenly, the laboratory shakes, and through one of the surveillance camera, everyone is aghast to realize that the Black Beast is coming at tremendous speed. Nine wants to stay and fight, but Ragna tells her to wait for a chance, which he will create to defeat the Black Beast. As Nine prepares to teleport everyone out, Ragna tells her to gather the Six Heroes and prepare for humanity’s counterattack during that one year. He also warns her to be wary of Terumi, and passes his jacket to the tearful Celica and promises her that he will return afterwards. Mitsuyoshi stays behind with Ragna to fight the Beast, while Ragna laments the fact that he had lied to Celica. Ragna makes Mitsuyoshi promise to run away as soon as he gives the signal, as he is needed in the future.

BlazBlue Phase 0 (Colored illustration, 2)

Ragna challenges the Black Beast

As Mitsuyoshi and Ragna fight their way to the Beast’s body, the two are struck with fear, realizing how much of a monstrosity the massive Beast is. However, Ragna realizes that his inability to move his right arm or see with his right eye was due to Celica’s latent magical ability to suppress magic element. Reaching the farthest point they can go, Ragna signals Mitsuyoshi to retreat and activates the BlazBlue before charging at the Black Beast. The clash between the Beast and the Blue Grimoire creates a reaction, which pulls Ragna into the Beast’s core and results in the phenomenon which the Beast is dormant for one year.

BlazBlue: Phase Shift 1

This section is based on story of the light novel BlazBlue: Phase Shift 1.

Ragna appears in one of Kazuma’s dreams, battling Terumi at the top of Kagutsuchi.[7]

Ragna was later found wounded in a forest by Celica, with most of his memories stripped away.[8]

BlazBlue: Phase Shift 2

This section is based on story of the light novel BlazBlue: Phase Shift 2.

Ragna was mentioned to be the reason as to why the Black Beast follows Celica.[9]

BlazBlue: Phase Shift 4

This section is based on story of the light novel BlazBlue: Phase Shift 4.

Inside the pitch black darkness, the human Ragna survived being consumed by the Black Beast and meets Nu-13, whom he fights while time is distorted. He manages to kill Nu which allows Hakumen to kill Black Beast Ragna. Approximately one year later in the real time (much shorter in the core), the Beast re-emerges in the real world and human Ragna is expelled of its body. While the Six Heroes fights the Beast on the frontline, Ragna reunites with Celica, brought by Rachel to see him one last time before he is sent back into the future. As their window is short, Ragna says farewell to Celica and tells her that they will meet later in the future before heading back through the Boundary to get back to the future where he belongs.[10]

BlazBlue: Centralfiction

Powers and abilities

Ragna is an extremely powerful individual, having been trained in combat and Magic Formula by Jūbei, wielding a Blue Grimoire and a rather unusual large sword called, he is able to easily take down entire squads of the Controlling Organization by himself. Much of his fighting style involves somewhat crude-yet-controlled swings and strikes of brute force and simplistic martial form, ranging from wide sword swings to basic roundhouse-and-axe-kicks which implies a self-taught-yet-standard style; much of his involves him getting into close range and trying to take his hits as far as possible as soon as he gains an offensive edge.

Being the wielder of a Blue Grimoire, Ragna is able to manipulate darkness in the form of the various body parts of the Black Beast through his Drive, Soul Eater (ソウルイーター Souru Ītā), which also absorbs the opponent’s life force to replenish his own. By utilizing an ability called Blood Cain (ブラッドカイン Buraddo Kain), Ragna is able to use his Blue Grimoire to greatly enhance his physical abilities and strengthens his Drive, although it wears down his own life force during its duration. During BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, Nu-13 (then in the body of Lambda-11), sacrificed herself to save Ragna from Hazama’s onslaught and transferred her Idea Engine into his Blue Grimoire, allowing Ragna to access the true Blue and preventing Hazama from suppressing it again. In BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, the combination of Ragna’s “Blood Cain” and the Idea Engine becomes his Overdrive, called Blood Cain Idea (ブラッドカインイデア Buraddo Kain Idea), which puts him in the “Blood Cain” state but without draining his health. Ragna is also capable of using a concealment Magic Formula to help hide him from both man and beast.

However, a majority of events in the game involve him taking major beatings to the point of having difficulty recovering from them, which also ties into him having one of the lowest health stats in of the cast. He also has shown weakness in often over-relying on his Blue Grimoire during a majority of battles.

During the events of BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, Ragna’s right arm and eye become paralyzed due to Celica Ayatsuki Mercury’s power, which made him become very weak compared to his normal self. However this enabled him to fight without relying on the Blue Grimoire, which made him become physically strong enough to defeat Nu-13 without the Blue Grimoire; something he failed to do before.

Trivia

Naming
  • “Ragna” is a name that is Scandinavian in origin. It is actually a feminine name that is the short form of female compound names beginning with the element “Ragn-”, from Old Norse “rǫgn”, which roughly translates as “counsel”. However, the more likely explanation is that his name derives from Ragnarök, which translates as “the final battle of the Gods”. The word “Ragnarök” is a compound: the first element, “ragna”, means “organizing powers” and was commonly used to refer to the gods or their actions. In a sense, Ragna’s first name could literally translate as “God” from Norwegian. His name may suggest another Norse reference, which is the legends of Ragnar Loðbrok, a hero who slayed the serpent Jörmungandr.
  • Shinigami” (死神, God of Death) is a Japanese personification of death. “Grim Reaper” is its Western counterpart as localized in the English dub.
  • Five of Ragna’s special moves which involve using his darkness element have names related to hell (Hell’s Fang, Gauntlet Hades, Inferno Divider, Belial Edge, with Belial being one of the Four Crown Princes of Hell, and Seed of Tartarus). Both Hell and Inferno share the same meaning, while Hades refers to the ancient Greek god of the underworld.
    • In Hell’s Fang’s case, the intended name might have been actually Hel, the goddess of death in Norse mythology, as both “Hell” and “Hel” are written as ヘル (Heru) in Japanese katakana.
  • His Blood Cain ability (spelled with a “K” for the latter part in English localizations), may be a reference to Cain and Abel, the two sons of Adam and Eve.
    • The sibling rivalry motif between the two can also parallel Ragna and Jin's rivalry, especially via Cain being symbolized as "the root of all evil" in some circles, which is a role Ragna indirectly takes on in the series (via either others deeming him evil or Ragna going against the world's wishes as the Centralfiction).
Appearance
  • During Ragna’s flashbacks, his outfit resembles one of the concept designs for the early design stages of Ragna’s character.
  • The blade of Ragna’s sword resembles an enlarged version of one of the 8 blades the Murakumo Units use during combat. In early concept art, the two are identical.
  • When Ragna activates the Idea Engine together with his BlazBlue, the Blue’s crest appears blue in color, but when he uses only his BlazBlue, it appears red. This supports Ragna’s claim that this is the true Power of the Blue.
  • In the Chimelical Complex manga, when Ragna uses the Blue Grimoire, his arm changes to the black claw that he uses in Devoured by Darkness, instead of the black aura of magic element that normally surrounds his body. When he used it to defeat Jin, Ragna’s body turns darker as it happens in Black Onslaught; black feathers can also be seen spreading around him.
  • On the clean cover artwork of BlazBlue in L.A. Vocal Edition there is a text written on one of Ragna’s belts – it is -No.5- Es.
  • Ragna’s jacket is drawn inconsistently from image to image. His BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger artwork features two small metallic plates on each side of his jacket, but they are usually not noticeable because of the belts and thus, not seen in most in-game CGs, as well as most game sprites (though they are slightly visible on the opposite side while he is standing). The said plates disappear completely in Ragna’s BlazBlue: Continuum Shift artwork. In Ragna’s BlazBlue: Chronophantasma artwork, the metallic plates are positioned lower so they are visible from all sides, but still absent from the new in-game CGs. His new game sprites have them, however.
Other
  • His birthday falls on “I Want You to Be Happy” Day, also known as Girl’s Day.
  • The remains of the Black Beast that Ragna attains, is actually his own beheaded humanoid form.
  • Ragna does not possess either of his original arms, as Jin severed his right arm, which was replaced with the Blue Grimoire, and his left arm was destroyed in the process of bringing back Noel, and was replaced by Kokonoe using parts from Lambda’s regeneration tank.
  • Ragna’s favorite food is stated to be tentama udon (天玉うどん, heaven jewel udon).[11]
  • Ragna dislikes needles, as revealed by his dialogue in his Help Me, Professor Kokonoe! section.
    • His fear of ghosts is also referenced many times in a comedic fashion, which theroies often state stem from the trauma inflicted upon him by Terumi (who was originally a ghost-based entity himself).
  • In the BlazBlue Material Collection, there is a sketch of Ragna defeated in front of Jin, with Ragna holding a sword known as the Rebellion, Dante’s signature sword in the Devil May Cry series.
  • A running gag in the series is Ragna’s tendency to treat people to meals:
    • In BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, he decides to feed the starving Taokaka and is left with a large bill as a result.
    • In BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, he is forced to feed Platinum when Sena makes a commotion in public.
    • In Taokaka’s BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Arcade Mode, Tao and Luna leave a large restaurant bill on Ragna’s tab.
    • In episode 4 of Teach Me More, Ms. Litchi, Ragna gives Platinum a cake, and Sena remarked that if they asked, Ragna would probably buy them as many cakes as they wanted.
    • This tendency is noted by Ragna himself in “Mechanical Soul”, where he preemptively tells Lambda that he wasn’t going to feed her. This episode is based on the BlazBlue: Continuum Shift — Part 2 novel, where he actually fed her.
    • In Taokaka’s Act 3 of BlazBlue: Centralfiction, Ragna said that they will eat some meat buns only if Kagura pays the bill.
  • In the second episode of “Teach Me, Miss Litchi!” in BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, Ragna makes a reference to the character Naruto Uzumaki from the Naruto series.
  • Ragna was bitten only once by Rachel, as she admitted it in her ending in BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger. In all the other timelines, he was able to save himself by touching the Blue Grimoire, as it is described in Rachel’s short story Endless Waltz.
  • In one of Ragna’s endings in BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, after Ragna and Nu fuse together without entering into the Kiln, the new entity is able to activate the Murakumo Unit and deploy the Blood Scythe at the same time.
  • There is an artistic error found during the Calamity Trigger Reconstruction story in BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend, when Ragna’s right arm was cut off, he still has white hair instead of blonde.
  • Although the image in which Ragna transforms into the Black Beast is part of Ragna’s Bad Ending in BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, it is listed as part of the True Ending in the Gallery.
  • Although Ragna has his own unlimited theme, Black Onslaught, this is not played in both Jin and Hazama’s Arcade Mode in BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, where the theme played is instead Under Heaven Destruction and Nightmare Fiction respectively.
  • When Ragna is beaten by Platinum in the latter’s Story Mode, his sprite is the bloody Ragna with his left arm torn off instead of the normal defeated sprite, which might be a case where the game loads the wrong sprite for the situation.
  • Each of Ragna’s attacks that use his Soul Eater Drive involve a part of the Black Beast (though some do not involve life steal):
    • 5D second hit, 2D and Hell’s Fang followup, Dead Spike and Nightmare Edge followup: one of its heads.
    • 6D, Crush Trigger, Keri Age/Spin Kick followup from Gauntlet Hades and Yami ni Kuwarero: One of its claws. In the case of both his Crush Trigger and Yami ni Kuwarero, the two of them involve actually turning his hand into a clawed-arm (though the former does not involve any life steal).
    • j.D, D version Inferno Divider and Nightmare Edge: the beast’s hide. However, Nightmare Edge does not have any life steal effects due to being mapped to a C input instead of a D input.
    • Kakato Otoshi/Ax Kick followup from Inferno Divider: A lump of Magic Element in the form of dark mist, which may as well be its breath. This element to the attack was not present in Calamity Trigger.
    • Carnage Scissors: a portion of the beast’s outer skin, possibly its spikes.
    • Black Onslaught: One of its wings during the ending blow. Interestingly enough, this is the only Soul Eater-based life steal move that does not benefit off of the mechanic (since it is an Astral Heat, meaning the opponent is already finished once it connects), but its input is mapped to the C button instead of the D button.
    • If one listens closely, any move that involves an element of the beast's heads emits a faint roar; this sound effect is amplified in Centralfiction for a majority of Ragna's Soul Eater attacks.
Appearances in other media
  • Ragna, along with Jin, Hazama, Hakumen, Platinum and Rachel, is featured as a “Playable Character” in the MMO Action Game, Lost Saga.
  • Ragna is featured in the Square Enix game: Lord of Vermilion Re: 2, alongside Noel and Jin.
  • Ragna appears in the game Fantasy War Tactics alongside with Jin, Rachel, and Noel.
  • Ragna, along with Jin, Noel and Rachel, is featured as a Playable Character in the MOBA game, Chaos Heroes Online.[12]
  • Ragna, as well as Noel Vermillion and Tsubaki Yayoi, appears in the mobile game Seven Knights. Ragna will start without his red jacket, which he receives after upgrading into five stars, and the six stars update will turn Ragna into Bloodedge.
  • Ragna, as well as any other main character in BlazBlue: Centralfiction, appears in the mobile game Mabinogi Duel. Ragna is a selectable character with a special effect named Soul Eater, the player gains 1 life point whenever an enemy card is destroyed, but loses 2 when an ally card is destroyed.

References

  1. BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger — Part 1
  2. BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, Rachel Alucard’s Arcade Mode-Crime and Punishment-
  3. BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, Ragna the Bloodedge’s Story Modestray sheep
  4. BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, True Ending – Ragna the Bloodedge
  5. 5.0 5.1 BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, True Ending – MURAKUMO
  6. BlazBlue: Phase 0, Chapter 1: Lost White
  7. BlazBlue: Phase Shift 1, Chapter 1: “Island of Green Wisdom”
  8. BlazBlue: Phase Shift 1, Epilogue
  9. BlazBlue: Phase Shift 2, Chapter 4: “The Indigo Heart Conception”
  10. BlazBlue: Phase Shift 4
  11. BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, Glossary, items section, entry #21
  12. BlazBlue at chaosheroesonline.co.jp (in Japanese). SEGA. Retrieved June 28, 2014.

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Playable characters Ragna the Bloodedge · Jin Kisaragi · Noel Vermillion · Rachel Alucard · Taokaka · Iron Tager · Litchi Faye Ling · Arakune · Bang Shishigami · Carl Clover · Hakumen · ν-No.13- · Tsubaki Yayoi · Hazama · μ-No.12- · Makoto Nanaya · Valkenhayn R. Hellsing · Platinum the Trinity · Relius Clover · Izayoi · Amane Nishiki · Bullet · Azrael · Kagura Mutsuki · Kokonoe · Yūki Terumi · Celica A. Mercury · Λ-No.11- · Hibiki Kohaku · Naoto Kurogane · Nine the Phantom · Izanami · Es · Mai Natsume · Susanoo · Jūbei
Non-playable characters Clavis Alucard · Raquel Alucard · Sypher Alvar · Homura Amanohokosaka · Tenjō Amanohokosaka · Shūichirō Ayatsuki · Bell · Black Beast · Black Golden Tager · Bob · Bugs · Chachakaka · Clerk · Ada Clover · Ignis Clover · Dimensional Boundary Contact Prime Field No. 5 · Eight · Elina · Kajun Faycott · Fuzzy · Four · Francis and Rosenne · Gii · Trinity Glassfille · Guardian · Golden Tager · Han · Grimwood Hastur · Hōichirō Hazuki · Rin Hazuki · Kagemaru · Shiori Kirihito · Kazuma Kval · Meifang Lapislazuli · Julian · Lao Jiu · Linhua · Little Kakas · Mechakaka · Estella McKenzie · Momokaka · Munefuyu · Nago · Ellen Nelson · Obstacle · The Origin · Owl · Pakumen · Karengina Parcette · Taro Sasagae · Saya · Seven · Subordinates · Suzukaka · Ms. Tail · Tartar · Akane Teruhiko · Terumen · Three · Tomonori · Torakaka · Totokaka · Two · Claire Vermillion · Edgar Vermillion · Ayame Yayoi

Start a Discussion Discussions about Ragna the Bloodedge

  • Ragna's Status After BBCF (!!Warning Spoiler of BBCF Ending!!)

    34 messages
    • No offense Tesshu, but Aksys has stated that there won't be a CF Extend since CF is supposed to be a complete game...although there MIGHT...
    • Yeah, like you i want Jubei to be a playable character, he is one of the most unique and iconic NPC in Blazblue series, they MUST make him playable!
  • How did Ragna get his Jacket and Blood-Scythe back?

    11 messages
    • 208.108.184.160 wrote:That weapon is very old, I just researched it and it came from the age of origin. So that means maybe the Blood-Scythe ...
    • It's entirely possible that Blood-Scythe was simply in a perfect time loop, with no start or end, just a relatively infinite existen...

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