"Ninth Squad, on your feet! It's time to work!"
Captain Grimwood Huster ( グリムウッド＝ハスター Gurimuuddo Hasuta) is the leader of the Novus Orbis Librarium's Ninth Squadron, known as the “Hound Unit”. They are deployed to weaken opponents so that following squads may kill them, and claim glory for doing so. He dislikes the Ikaruga Civil War and believed it was all a farce, and had connections to Kokonoe.
Grimwood is a large, muscular man with a tanned complexion, gray eyes, hair, and a large beard. He wears a large NOL coat over a short and simple yukata, and simple trousers. On his left shoulder is a large pauldron, and on his waist, an oversized belt. Grimwood also wears white vambraces with black fur on one end.
A true leader to the troops under his command, Grimwood has no true allegiance to the NOL, and sees the Ikaruga Civil War for what it really was, and not a war over territory. He cares greatly for Karenjina, and saved her life twice from danger. He is not afraid to speak his mind, although this did cost him his life.
Powers and Techniques
In combat, Grimwood uses a giant axe to fight his opponents, and he is versed in Ars Magus as a captain of a squad in the frontlines. He demonstrates good leadership and military capability, and is aware of both the strengths and weaknesses of those under his command. Despite all his strengths, he was still nowhere near a match for Meifang, who had left their encounter without even so much as a scratch.
BlazBlue 10th Anniversary Official Site Profile
Captain of the Ninth Squadron that Jin was assigned to during the Ikaruga Civil War. He fights with a giant axe and lives life passionately. 
- In the BlazBlue 10th Anniversary Character Poll, Ragna placed 76th out of the 84 candidates, sharing the position with Drei. He scored one place above Souichiro Unomaru and one place below Avenge. He had 8 votes.
- As of this poll, with Drei, Grimwood is the second most unpopular character in the series. He is, however, the most unpopular character in the BlazBlue franchise, and the most unpopular novel-exclusive character.
- When Jin confronted Meifang Lapislazuli in BlazBlue: Variable Heart with Mai Natsume, Grimwood was one of the people he was thinking about.
- BlazBlue 10th Anniversary Site, Grimwood Huster