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Magic Formula (術式 Jutsushiki, localized as Ars Magus[1]) is a force created by the fusion of sorcery and science.

Information

The Magic Formulas were invented by Nine during the Great Dark War to use it against the Black Beast. Armed with this power, humanity was able to join the Six Heroes in a counterattack against the Black Beast. As the Formulas are created with sorcery, they are outside the reason just like the Beast.

As normal people do not posses the ability to manipulate the magic element, a grimoire, a type of converter, changes the gathered element within a Formula.

With the death of the Black Beast, the planet is full of the element. Since then, people began to use this as a new source of energy, therefore everything in the world works on Magic Formulas.

The amount of the element used on a Formula, and the power of it, is affected by the user’s aptitude. In addition, if the given area does not have enough element for the activation, a Formula will not work.

Known Magic Formulas

  • Cancellation (解除 kaijo) — the exact properties are unknown. Ragna the Bloodedge used this in BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger to remove the formula blocking the entrance to the World Void Information Control Organization office in the 13th Hierarchical City of Kagutsuchi.
  • Climate regulation (気候調整 kikō chōsei) — a formula used in all Hierarchical Cities. It is used in an environment maintenance device.
  • Restraint (拘束 kōsoku) — a formula binding the target. The Control Organization teachers the vigilantes this, so they can use it on the rebels they have caught. The formula can be lifted by a code, which can also determine who binded the target.
  • Multiple restraints (多重拘束陣 tajū kōsokujin, localized as reinforced restraining fields[2]) — a restraining formula used by the Control Organization to restrain criminals.
  • Regeneration (再生 saisei) — a Regeneration Magic Formula, used as a component of wound-healing medicines.
  • Manuscript (伝書 densho) — records speech in written works. Platinum the Trinity by Jūbei’s request delivered such a message to Hakumen. Platinum could not hear the message.
  • Seal (封緘 fūkan) — seals the written work. Since the decryption codes can be set, the Control Organization uses such formulas to seal important documents.
  • Camouflage (迷彩 meisai) — a formula that hides the life signs of the user, which makes them invisible to ordinary people. Ragna used this formula in Kagutsuchi when he felt he was being watched. It can be used to hide doors and stairs, too, but they can still be detected by a touch.
  • Hardening (硬化 kōka) — a formula which thightens skin to such an extent it can’t be hurt by a weapon. Meifang Lapislazuli used this on her left palm to stop Outseal attack.

Trivia

  • In the English localization, Magic Formulas are called “Ars Magus”, Latin for “Magic Arts”.

See also

References

  1. BlazBlue (Chronophantasma, Chronophantasma Extend, Centralfiction), Glossary, weapons section, entry #22. In English localization during the game course, it is also called: Armagus.
  2. BlazBlue: Centralfiction, Glossary, abilities section, entry #35. In English localization during the game course, it is also called:

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