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The Sankishin (三輝神, Three Radiant Gods), also known as the Original Units (オリジナルユニット Orijinaru Yunitto), are basis of all Arch-Enemy Event Weapons. Unlike the Arch-Enemies, the Original Units draw power directly from the Boundary. They are individually called the Amaterasu Unit, Susanoo Unit, and Tsukuyomi Unit, but details about them are unknown.

Amaterasu Unit

Chronophantasma (Chronophantasma, Story Mode Illustration, 16)
The Amaterasu Unit (アマテラスユニット Amaterasu Yunitto), also known as the Master Unit, Amaterasu (マスターユニット・アマテラス Masutā Yunitto, Amaterasu) or simply the Master Unit (マスターユニット Masutā Yunitto), is the top of the Original Units and it’s wielded by the Origin.[1]

The Unit has the power of creation called the Izanagi system (イザナギシステム Izanagi shisutemu)Izanami was born as its opposite and equal force. Wielder of this Unit is able to use Event Interferences on a massive scale.

It exists deep within the Boundary, and can be found only by the Successor of the Blue who holds the Power of the Eye.

As opposed to Takamagahara, which could only alter major phenomena (ones that may determine the fate of the world), the Amaterasu Unit can interfere and alter any event it chooses. Another difference between them is that the Master Unit cannot be Observed or acknowledged at all, with the Successor of the Blue being the sole exception. In a sense, it is closer to being a “God” than Takamagahara.[2]

In AD 2200, Hades: Izanami, Relius Clover and Yūki Terumi tried to destroy it, so they used the Takamagahara system to create conflicts with Event Interferences. The girl rewound time to eliminate those conflicts, but the more she did this, the “closer” she had to get. When she was close enough, Terumi had Nu-13 assimilated with Noel Vermillion to draw the Amaterasu Unit from the Boundary using a Gate in the sky called Nemesis Horizon. Izanami tried to destroy it with the Highlander: Takemikazuchi, but Rachel Alucard protected the Amaterasu Unit using her Tsukuyomi Unit.

While being in the Embryo, it was revealed that the Amaterasu Unit is empty because its wielder escaped. The girl’s body is crucified, she has stitches, and red and blue tubes are connected to her body.

Susanoo Unit

Hakumen (Continuum Shift, Story Mode Illustration, 1)
The Susanoo Unit (スサノオユニット Susanoo Yunitto), also known as the Time-Slaying Susanoo (刻斬りのスサノオ Tokigiri no Susanoo), is wielded by Hakumen, and originally by Yūki Terumi/Susanoo, before he forced himself to eject from it.

The Unit takes a form of an armored body itself, and it actually houses the user’s soul.

Currently, it only uses 20% of its original power. Its true purpose is to slash time without the risk of a paradox.[3]

Susanoo, along with Tsukuyomi, exists to protect Amaterasu.

Hakumen, Yūki Terumi (Cutscene)
Hakumen is said to be the White Susanoo, while Terumi is the Black Susanoo.

It was first excavated by the Japanese Government from the First Area, the same place from where the Black Beast appeared, and was immediately hidden so that nobody would know about it. Yūki Terumi was going to give it to Relius Clover and Shūichirō Ayatsuki as research data toward the creation of Kusanagi, however it got picked by the Alucard family. Rachel Alucard gave it to Jin Kisaragi, who then became Hakumen. It is bound to the Amaterasu Unit and its commands.

While the Unit itself is an empty vessel, it does seem to possess a will of its own, as in response to Jin’s will to unify with it, the Unit answered with:

Be the emptiness, be the steel, be the blade. With the sword destroy the evil by reaping all the sins.
―Susanoo Unit, BlazBlue: Phase Shift 2, chapter 4.

Tsukuyomi Unit

Chronophantasma (Chronophantasma, Story Mode Illustration, 19, Type B)
The Tsukuyomi Unit (ツクヨミユニット Tsukuyomi Yunitto), also known as the Time-Protecting Tsukuyomi (刻護りのツクヨミ Tokimamori no Tsukuyomi), is wielded by Rachel Alucard, who is the Successor of the Tsukuyomi Unit (ツクヨミユニットの継承者 Tsukuyomi Yunitto no Keishōsha).

The Unit has tremendous defensive capabilities, also known as the “absolute defense” (絶対防御 zettai bōgyo). Its true purpose is to protect time.[3]

In AD 2199/12/31, after the timeloop was broken by the Calamity Trigger, Rachel uses the Tsukuyomi Unit to protect the 13th Hierarchical City of Kagutsuchi from the Highlander: Takemikazuchi’s destructive blast.

After the new year, in 2200/02, Rachel uses the Unit again, but on Ragna – she does it to protect him from dangers when he travels through the Boundary back to the Great Dark War. Thanks to this, the only damage he receives is a temporary amnesia.

Later, when Izanami attempts to destroy the Amaterasu Unit with Takemikazuchi’s blast, Rachel uses the Tsukuyomi Unit again, as her task as the Successor of the Tsukuyomi Unit is to protect the Master Unit.

Before Rachel can use the Unit, she has to activate it first with the following command:

Releasing the zeroth type restriction, deploying the dimensional interferencing imaginary magic circle, connecting to the inherent Boundary, Tsukuyomi Unit, activation. (第零式拘束機関解放、次元干渉虚数方陣展開、固有境界に接続、ツクヨミユニット、起動。 Dai-zero shiki kōsoku kikan kaihō, jigen kanshō kyosū hōjin tenkai, koyū Kyōkai ni setsuzoku, Tsukuyomi Yunitto, kidō.)[4][5]

References

  1. BlazBlue: Centralfiction, Story Mode, cutscene 6
  2. BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Story Mode, Extra Story, “Continuum Shift”
  3. 3.0 3.1 BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend, Relius Clover’s Story ModeDarkness Visible
  4. The release command in BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger is differently translated. It’s: “Nulliplex restriction mechanism release, dimensional interruption imaginary number developing. Connecting to congenital border. Activating Tsukuyomi Unit.”
  5. In English version of BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, it is: “Restriction Zero released, dimensional interference forcefield deployed… Link to Boundary, engaged. Tsukuyomi Unit… Activate.”

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