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Bloodedge

Bloodedge
Alias: Bloodedge
Kana: ブラッドエッジ
Rōmaji: Buraddoejji
Profile
Gender: Male
Race: Artificial human (hinted)
Half-Vampire (via Rachel in one time-loop)
Human (formerly)
Date of Birth: March 3
Birthplace: Unknown
Height: 185cm (6'1")
Weight: 78kg (172 lbs)
Blood type: B
Eyes: Green (left)
Red (formerly)
Hair: White (blond before bite)
Personal Status
Relatives: Jin Kisaragi/Hakumen (brother)
Saya (sister)
Celica A. Mercury (past foster mother)
Ragna the Bloodedge (past self)
Status: Active (original timeline as Ragna the Bloodedge)
Appearances
Game(s): BlazBlue: Chronophantasma
Novel(s): BlazBlue: Phase 0
BlazBlue: Phase Shift 1
BlazBlue: Phase Shift 2
BlazBlue: Phase Shift 3
BlazBlue: Phase Shift 4
Voices
Japanese Voice: Tomokazu Sugita
English Voice: Patrick Seitz

Bloodedge was an unsung hero of the Dark War whose lone act of resistance ensured the future victory of the Six Heroes.

InformationEdit

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 a close friend of Jubei (then called Mitsuyoshi), one of the six aforementioned heroes, who is one of the few people who remembers Bloodedge and what he did for the world. After Ragna 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 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.

He 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. Ragna then wonders how to create the one year gap in which the Black Beast was dormant. Rachel appears, hinting to Ragna that something would happen if two beings which came from the Boundary clashed. Ragna, believing that it would cause the one year gap, then tells his plan to the rest. Suddenly, the ground started to rumble and the Black Beast begins to appear. As Nine prepares to teleport everyone out, Ragna, using his knowledge of the Six Heroes, tells Nine to gather Hakumen, herself, Mitsuyoshi, Valkenhayn, Yūki Terumi and another person whom he did not know who it was, since it wasn't passed down (actually Trinity) and prepare for humanity's counterattack against the Beast during that one year. He then warns Nine 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 then 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 seithr and activates the BlazBlue before charging at the Black Beast. However when Ragna attacks the Black Beast, both disappear, and results in the phenomenon which the Beast is dormant for one year. In the aftermath Mitsuyoshi returns with Ragna's weapon and passed it to Celica, who then burst into tears.

In Chronophantasma, it is revealed that, Bloodedge is actually Ragna sent to the past by Rachel, who had placed the Tsukuyomi unit on him and had sent him to the past through the Boundary, which resulted in his amnesia. He later returns to the future after using his Azure Grimoire to stun the Black Beast for the next year.

AppearanceEdit

"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 could not heal.

PersonalityEdit

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 a less effective fighter due to not having the use of his right arm and eye, as well as having his Azure Grimoire locked when close to Celica. He is able to regain the use of his arm, eye and the Azure Grimoire when Celica leaves during the battle against the Black Beast.

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • While Jubei refers to him only as Bloodedge when he is telling Ragna the story in Continuum Shift, Phase 0 reveals that the time-displaced Ragna only used the name "Bloodedge" once, going by Ragna throughout the rest of the novel. Near the end of the light novel, Jubei asks Ragna for his full name since he regained his memories, replying to this by saying "Ragna the Bloodedge" immediately before sacrificing himself.
  • According to Rachel, Bloodedge could have chosen to stand back and do nothing at all, and the end result would have been the same. This is possibly due to the Chronophantasma, where the "start" and "end" (possibly the appearance and slaying of the Black Beast) are fixed, and whatever that happens in between does not affect the "end".

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