Ghost (currently inhabiting an artificial body)
|Date of Birth:||Unknown|
|Height:||183 cm (6'0")|
|Weight:||61 kg (134.5 lbs)|
|Weapon:||Nox Nyctores – Geminus Anguium: Ouroboros, knives|
|Previous Affiliation:||Six Heroes|
|Material Collection Information|
|Distortion Drives:||· Gleaming Fang|
· Divine Twin Blades
· Serpent's Laceration
· Venomous Bite
· Serpent's Cursed Sting
· Screeches of the Condemned
|Astral Heat:||Unholy Wrath of the Basilisk|
|Novel(s):||BlazBlue: Phase Shift 1|
BlazBlue: Phase Shift 4
|Japanese Voice:||Yūichi Nakamura|
|English Voice:||Doug Erholtz|
Yūki Terumi was a former member of the Six Heroes, as well as the creator of the Azure Grimoire. He is also the founder of both Novus Orbis Librarium and Sector Seven, often manipulating both sides to reach his goals. He is featured as a playable DLC character in the console version of BlazBlue: Chronophantasma.
When Relius Clover and Shūichirō Ayatsuki worked on an experiment to examine the Gate, Terumi offered his knowledge, as well as the Susano'o Unit, for their studies. In exchange, he requested Relius to make an artificial body for him. Eventually, the Black Beast emerged from the Cauldron. Relius was swallowed by the Cauldron while Terumi was nowhere to be found during the experiment.
Six years after the first arrival of the Black Beast, Terumi reappeared in Kazuma Kuvaru's room, offering a way to change his life in exchange for the Azure. At first, Kazuma refrained due to Terumi's unusual aura, however, he was later attacked by three Kaka assassins and Terumi used the chance to force him into agreement before defeating the assassins with ease. Terumi led Kazuma into infiltrating the Cathedral on the island afterwards.
Kazuma was constantly hindered by Trinity Glassfille, Nine and Celica A. Mercury in his search. Terumi helped him by telling him about the rip in the barrier of the Magic Guild made by the Kaka assassins. This resulted in Kazuma tricking Celica into leaving the island, causing seithr to spread inside the barrier, which would require the Ten Saints's attention and give him the chance to infiltrate.
As Kazuma succeeded, Terumi told him about the truth of his existence, which was being the artificial body Relius had made before his disappearance. Kazuma, whose personality, at this point, had already been twisted similar to Terumi, agreed to fuse with Terumi, as it was his purpose all along. After his revival, he was attacked by Tomonori. Terumi emerged victorious, winning the fight with his signature Nox Nyctores, Geminus Anguium: Ouroboros, and killing Tomonori in the process. However, he was captured by Jubei and Valkenhayn and sealed by Clavis Alucard.
Soon after, he was cursed with the spell Ruby: Mind Eater by Konoe Mercury, who used him as a puppet during the battle with the Black Beast. He eventually manipulated Trinity Glassfille, who had feelings for Kazuma Kuvaru prior to his fusion with Terumi, into releasing him from the spell.
After his release, he quickly killed Konoe and Trinity, threw their bodies into the Boundary, and proceeded to find Hakumen and Jubei so he could kill them. Terumi had the upper hand, but Jubei used Tomonori's Sekigan to force him materialize. As he was taken by surprised, Hakumen grabbed him and jumped into the Cauldron while Jubei closed the gate.
Terumi was sealed inside the Boundary for some time before being finally released by Takamagahara. He met Relius, who had just finished his time leap after being swallowed by the Cauldron, again and the two resumed their partnership. Relius apparently made Terumi a new body afterwards.
As part of their plan, Trinity and Rachel utilize Muchōrin on a more powerful level to materialize Terumi in the real world. To do so, they assault Terumi's mind and agitate him by having various illusions of characters he finds particularly annoying to taunt him, such as Bang, Ragna, and his fellow Heroes. Eventually, Terumi's consciousness is forced to become the front side while Hazama's becomes the backside. The Heroes catch him downtown Yabiko and almost kill him if not for Phantom's intervention. Terumi somehow manage to become the backside later, and meets Trinity again as the Heroes split up to look for him. He easily defeats Trinity, but Hakumen appears to save her. Terumi traps both of them in Phantom's Infinite Corridor to lock them away forever, but Trinity and Hakumen use the power of Amaterasu and Muchōrin to confront the source of the barrier.
In the finale, he goes to the Monolith as told by Hazama and meets Hakumen. As Hakumen tries to ascertain his existence, Terumi blames what happened on Trinity and Rachel, saying his recognition is all over the place despite finally set free. He then encounters Hakumen in battle. Terumi gains the upper hand by not allowing Hakumen any opening to charge his technique. However, as Trinity ambushes Hazama, the connection between him and Terumi puts the latter into a temporary halt. Using the chance, Hakumen uses Time Killer on Terumi and kills all of his "time", effectively destroying him.
Cruel, sadistic, selfish, and insane beyond measure, Terumi delighted in the suffering of others, both physically and mentally, and relished pure chaos. He would provoke and manipulate others for his own amusement, and would ruthlessly torture anyone who irritated him or got in his way. Unsurprisingly, this has earned him the contempt of almost every character in the BlazBlue universe, most notably Ragna, Kokonoe, and Nine.
Terumi wears a hooded yellow cape with black markings and large rolled-up cuffs along with long black ribbons and bandages across his arms. He also retains a few articles of clothing from Hazama's form, including an open shirt beneath his vest that shows his chest, a loose black tie, two belts, and black pants. When he activates Overdrive mode, his hood comes off for a brief moment, revealing his spiky green hair.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Gameplay-wise, Terumi is a character with more Distortion Drives than special moves. His Drive, Force Eater, allows Terumi to have a much greater Heat Gauge gain while negating it to his opponents, allowing him to utilize his Heat-related abilities far more than any other character and having several combo opportunities to use them, making his potential damage output outright devastating. His Overdrive is Nightmare Reaper, which strengthens Terumi's Drive attacks and allows him to absorb the opponent's Heat Gauge, similar to Ragna the Bloodedge's Soul Eater.
Terumi was shown to be able to erase memories by "eating" them in his ghost form, commenting that they are delicious. He used this ability twice, both of which were on Jin Kisaragi.
|Endless Despair II||Terumi's theme||Chronophantasma|
|SIX-HEROES||VS Six Heroes|
|Stage Name||Description||Used In|
|Old Gate||Certa amittimus dum incerta petimus.||Chronophantasma|
|Date(s)||Arcade Title(s)||Story Title(s)||Game(s)|
The "yū" in "Yūki" is from Japanese 優 yū – "gentleness, superiority" or 悠 yū – "distant, leisurely" is a literal translation. Whereas 希 ki – "hope", 輝 ki – "radiance" or 生 ki – "life" serves as the other half of the translation. However, the most likely translation is 幽鬼 yūki – "ghost" or "revenant".
His last name translates from Japanese as "beautiful shrine" and is a feminine name, although admittedly rare.
- Terumi's crest resembles a caduceus, or "herald's staff", which consists of two snakes coiling around a winged staff. In Greek mythology, it was carried by Hermes, a cunning trickster god who could freely move between the boundaries of worlds as an emissary of the gods and conductor of souls into the afterlife.
- Terumi is the first character to physically interact with the losing character after a match, stomping on them and occasionally kicking them off the screen.
- Due to a glitch, Terumi's actions mentioned above count as a combo in Score Attack, with his repeated stomping on Ragna giving him the most points.
- Just like Hazama, when Terumi is electrocuted, an imprint of his ghost form is revealed instead of a skeleton.
- It is implied that Terumi's ghost form can materialize at will, but stills need a vessel to anchor his existence in the living world.
- Terumi has more Distortion Drives than any other character with a total of 6.
- Terumi's Astral Heat has exactly the same button and joystick inputs as Amane Nishiki's, Lambda-11's, Mu-12's, and Nu-13's.
- According to Toshimichi Mori on BlazBlue Radio A episode 5, Yūki Terumi is not his real name.