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Ikaruga Civil War

an evil sign, Remix Heart, Spiral Shift

With a permit from the Imperator, Hazama visited a laboratory that hosted Nu-13. He interrupted the scientists there who had just managed to finish the second part of her creation, and showed them his permit that would allow him to take Nu away from the area. After having slyly insulted the researchers, he was guided to the room where Nu lay, and Hazama traced his finger over her clavicle, remarking that she truly is the 13th device. He soon departed with Nu in tow. [1]

Sometime during the civil war, Hazama was visited by Relius, who told him about the possibility of the Burning Red Grimoire being inside the Military Academy. Upon hearing this news, he travelled to the Academy. [2] When he arrived at the cauldron of the city, he found Cypher Albar holding the Grimoire over the bodies of Shiori Kirihito and Mai Natsume. He seemingly killed Cypher, and took the Grimoire after looking down at Mai, making special note of her existence. Hazama soon left, not being found by Chachakaka when she travelled to the area later. [3]

Variable Heart

After the war ended, Hazama found Meifang bathing and told her that he was interested in what she was transporting to the 13th Hierarchical City of Kagutsuchi. She attacked him, and Terumi assaulted her. [4] Hazama watched as Meifang, with a group of Fuzzy, battled against Jin and Mai, seeing her trying to turn herself into a Nox Nyctores. Eventually, Meifang lost, and Hazama noted that the event was generally uninteresting, but nonetheless left with Nine the Phantom. [5]

Calamity Trigger

In the afternoon of the 30th of December, Hazama made his way into the 13th Hierarchical City of Kagutsuchi on board of an Ars Magus vessel. He travelled there with Noel under the guise of being her superior for retrieving Jin, who had gone AWOL. At the Kagutsuchi Port, Hazama made Noel aware of Ragna's presence throughout the city, telling her that she could attempt to apprehend him, but that he didn't care - instead, he was to make his way to the NOL branch and continue with his "mission" to search for Jin. All the while, he was being watched by Rachel Alucard. [6]

Around midnight at the top of the NOL branch, Hazama called Relius, telling him that all the preparations had been completed. After the call had ended, the Captain briefly spoke with Terumi, the both of them lamenting over the amount of effort they had exhausted into this timeloop. The following afternoon, Hazama saw that Jin had begun to assault Noel, and he created a smokescreen to save her from Yukianesa's fatal slashes. Having escaped, Hazama told her to not aggravate the Major, and she should wait until night when Ragna would be likely to attack the NOL branch. He entangled her in more lies before leaving her with searching for Jin again before the day ended. [7]

Inside the Cathedral, Hazama found Noel next to Jin's unconscious body. He startled her and began to prepare arrangements for Jin to be taken on board of an Ars Magus vessel under the care of Ellen Nelson. After manipulating Noel into venturing deeper inside after Ragna, Hazama began to laugh loudly to himself. [8] He walked deeper inside the facility, finding himself at the Sheol Gate and witnessed that Noel had broken the timeloops by saving Ragna from Nu-13 - she had become the Successor of the Azure. Hazama allowed Terumi to take over and forced Noel to Observe him. Hazama and Terumi had finally mind-melded and they left the facility after damaging it with Ouroboros and briefly fighting Iron Tager. [9]

Continuum Shift

A soldier of the Novus Orbis Librarium belonging to the Intelligence Department. His rank is Captain. Hiding his "true self" behind a gentle demeanor, he returns to the region of Ikaruga for certain purposes of his own. As of yet, there are none who notice his secretive actions or his true plan. [10]

Arcade Mode

Stage IV: Noel Vermillion

Noel: H-Hazama! Sir!

Hazama: My my my, what have we here... Lieutenant Noel Vermillion. Looks like it's my lucky day. I actually need to have a little chat with you.

Noel: Sir... Just who are you? Really?

Hazama: Why. I'm Hazama. from the Novus Orbis Librarium's Intelligence Department. I think my rank is...ah...captain?

Noel: Don't mess with me!

Hazama: Oh. I wouldn't dream of doing such a thing. But enough about me, Lieutenant Vermillion. Let's talk about you. Weren't you told to go back to headquarters? You aren't supposed to be here, you know. Your friend, Miss First Lieutenant Tsubaki Yayoi, is gonna be real unhappy.

Noel: F-First Lieu— ...Tsubaki?

Hazama: Yup. Why, she's running all over Kagutsuchi looking for you. ...Looking to kill you!

Noel: What!?

<Hazama Victory>

Noel: Ugh...

Hazama: I thought there was a little light left in you...

Noel: ...What did you do to Tsubaki?

Hazama: Still haven't run into Miss First Lieutenant Tsubaki Yayoi, huh? Could be a problem for the life-link, but...eh. ....Whatever. She might still be useful.

Stage VIII: Lambda-11

Lambda: Target confirmed.

Hazama: Oh my... And you are...?

Kokonoe: ...Long time no see, Terumi!

Hazama: Bastard... That you, Kokonoe? I guess that makes this the precious 11th subject. It feels like... a Nox Nyctores? ...No, not really. More mechanical... Ah, a copy. Clever...

Kokonoe: ...

Hazama: Wow! Still a fake, but damn... a well-made fake! You're the daughter of the great sorceress Nine, no doubt. ...Nice job... So...ah...what exactly are you doing here? Trying to build some sorta causality interference device? No, nononono! That's pointless! Might as well just give up now!

Kokonoe: I've only got one question. Why did you betray my mother?

Hazama: Betray? Oh, don't give me that. C'mon, it's not like the "Six Heroes" were buddies— Oh, yeah... Just the other day, I told the old man, "We're buddies, right?" Ha ha ha!

Kokonoe: You... you BASTARD! I'll never forgive you! Lambda! Kick the shit out of him!

<Hazama Victory>

Lambda: ...Overall damage has surpassed 40%.

Kokonoe: Shit! Looks like you need some adjustments... Retreat, Lambda! Time to cut our losses.

Lambda: ...

Hazama: Oh my... Seems I've got an unexpected visitor... Is this part of your...whaddayacallit... destiny? Eh heh heh... Interesting... Just how I like it! Hahahahaha!

Stage IX: Hakumen

Hazama: Whoa! Watch it! That was way too close.

Hakumen: What are you plotting, Terumi?

Hazama: Come on, old man. Give me a little credit... Besides...don't you already know what I'm gonna say... Jin Kisaragi!?

Hakumen: ...That name has no meaning to me now.

Hazama: So, how's the old shell feel? Nice and comfy, right?

Hakumen: The fragments of your memory that infest it make the experience less than pleasant.

Hazama: Ha ha ha ha! What a load! Like that's even possible! ...Well, then again, that was my body for quite a while. I suppose maybe something rubbed off...

Hakumen: ...If I had learned of your existence sooner, perhaps this tragedy could have been avoided.

Hazama: No dice, pal! This is how it had—well, has, I guess—to be... Can't turn out any other way. Not even Nine figured it out, big guy. What makes you think you could've?

Hakumen: You are not meant to exist in this world. It is my duty to bring an end to you, and I will see to it... that it is fulfilled.

Hazama: Ooooh, is this your first fight in 90 years? I hope you won't disappoint me, H-man!

<Hazama Victory>

Hazama: Hey now. What the hell was that? That was just sad. I didn't think you were that much of a pussy. No, nonono... This is all wrong. ...Well, you -are- tied to the master unit...

Hakumen: This power— You couldn't have...!

Hazama: Haku, my man, this is good-bye. I don't really wanna see you again, so I think I'm just gonna snap you into a buncha bits and leave you to rot in the Boundary, 'K?

Rachel: I fear we have worn out our welcome, Mr. Hero. It is high time we left.

Hazama: Tch, what the hell are you doing here, blood-sucker!? Stay outta my business, goddammit! That shitty little vampire...she seriously pisses me off! Once I wrap this up, I'm gonna tear her into little bloody strips...nice and slow...

Stage X: Ragna the Bloodedge

Hazama: Hey there, kid, you're gonna hurt someone... Is that some kind of family thing? Jumping out at people and scaring the shit out of them?

Ragna: Noel... Where the hell's Noel Vermillion?!

Hazama: "Where"? Oh, I think you already know. I gotta say, the Azure Grimoire is quite a thing... Smelting without a Cauldron! Incredible! And now the life-link's working perfect too. I couldn't have done it without you, Mister Ragna the Bloodedge.

Ragna: Oh shit...don't tell me...that's Noel...? No! Stop! Stop, you son of a bitch!

Hazama: Oh, for heaven's sake, can't you just shut up? Hmm? You better watch that attitude of yours, mister. It's liable to earn you a knife in the gut from yours truly!

Ragna: I don't think so, asshole! You're the one who's gonna eat it! Restriction 666 released! Dimensional interference force field deployed!

Hazama: Ahahahaha! BlazBlue? That's quite a toy you got there, kiddo! How'd you do that? Sounded like... Restriction 666 released! Deploying dimensional interference force field!

Ragna: Wh-What!? H-How did you... No way!

Hazama: Ehehehehe! Time for a taste of -real- power, boy! Code S.O.L.! 'Azure Grimoire,' activate!

Ragna: Wha— What the hell is going on!?

Hazama: Hyahahah! What's this? You don't get it? Oh, this is rich! Come on, give it a shot! Work those brain cells! Nothing? Ahahahaha! This is why you can't beat me, Rags! Write this down, 'cause there's gonna be a test later. I'm the one who created the 'Azure Grimoire'!


AD2200/01/07 -Mirror-

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Terumi: Well, thanks for the entertainment... Pretty good warm-up there.

Ragna: Ugh...you son of a bitch... Are you trying to resurrect the Black Beast?

Terumi: The Black Beast? What the hell would I want with that failed experiment?

Ragna: Failed!?

Terumi: Yeah, a huge failure. Real pain in the ass to keep the Cauldron under control. But hey, we learned all sorts of shit in the process, so, you know...

Ragna: ...The...Cauldron?

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Terumi: Yeah, the Cauldron. What, did I rumble? The Cauldron's the Grimoire's original form. It gathers the souls to smelt the sword inside it's body. That was our little pet—the Beast.

Ragna: Wha-!?

Terumi: C'mon, you gonna pay attention or not? The Murakumo Unit is incomplete. It needs the power of the Grimoire. The 13th sample wouldn't shut up about it, remember? But this one...this one's different. This thing embodies the TRUE Azure!

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Terumi: Now... Murakumo...activate! This world is nothing but lies!

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Terumi: Lemme show you what I like to call the truth! The truth called "despair"! In the name of Susanno'o, I command you! Murakumo, AWAKEN!

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Terumi: Behold the sword of the god-slayer, KUSANAGI!

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Terumi: Let all that lies fall before your divine blade!

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Terumi: Gaahahahaha! Finally, I've got the true successor to the Azure! Try and stop me NOW, Master Unit

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Terumi: Amaterasu!

Chrono Phantasma

Hazama attempted to use the Godslaying Sword "Kusanagi" to destroy the Master Unit, but Ragna stopped him. However, using that timing, he was able to succeed in seizing Takamagahara, which had been tied up. He travels to the Ikagura region having restarted his plans to destroy the Master Unit.[11]

Arcade Mode

Stage 3: Makoto Nanaya

Hazama: Why...if it isn't Lieutenant Makoto Nanaya. Fancy running into you here...

Makoto: Ugh... Captain Hazama.

Hazama: Oh come now...is that really a way to greet a superior? You could at least wipe that frown off your face. ...That aside, you really do like to get yourself into trouble, now don't you...? Sticking your nose where it doesn't belong. First Sector Seven...now the House of Mutsuki?

Makoto: Hmph...

Hazama: Now, I already know you've been snooping around... But what caught my interest...is what Colonel Kagura is thinking. He wouldn't by any chance be trying to start a rebellion, now would he...? Frankly that might actually prove beneficial to me...

Makoto: Beneficial...? No, never mind. That's not why I'm here. Captain Hazama, where is Tsubaki?

Hazama: Tsubaki? Ooooh, right. First Lieutenant Tsubaki Yayoi...or is she a major now? I really can't seem to remember. But, I wonder where she is...? I've already completed my "barrier" device, so I'm actually done with her...and if she does happen to show up, it could be really...complicated. If you happen to run into her, could you let me know? I think it would be best if she...disappeared permanently.

Makoto: Wh-Wha-?! Why the hell would I let you hurt any more of my friends?!

Hazama: Sheesh... You've just reminded me exactly how much of a nuisance YOU can be... Perhaps you should share Tsubaki's fate.

<Hazama Victory>

Makoto: *Pant pant** This...isn't good. *Grunt*

Hazama: Hmph...I should've expected as much from a rodent. You lot are quite good at running away. Whatever... I need to get back to my own mission.

Stage 6: Platinum the Trinity

Luna: I found you, bad guy! For Master Jubei...Luna's gonna beat the living crap out of you until you beg for mercy! You hear?!

Sena: ...W-We'll beat you up...yay?

Hazama: Hahahaha...my oh my...

Luna: Hm...? Wh-What the... I suddenly feel so...sleepy.

Sena: My mind is so...hazy...

Trinity: ... Yuuki Terumi...

Hazama: Well, it has been a while, now hasn't it... Platinum Alchemist? Or should I call you Trinity Glassfille now?

Trinity: I've come to stop you... And ensure that your plot will fail.

Hazama: Now isn't that a magnificent thought... You? Stop me? You met your bitter end without being able to prevent one thing! Yet, you think you have the means to stop ME?

Trinity: I will not let you have your way... Luna, Sena...please!

<Hazama Victory>

Trinity: Ugh... Am...am I just not enough...?

Hazama: Why you would think you could actually best me is beyond...well...me, but I'll make sure to end you peacefully this time. Just don't come back...please?

Trinity: ...I...I'm sorry... Huh?

Hazama: Wha-?! Teleportation... Phantom?! Tch, that bitch... She's still got a little bit of her own mind left, huh?

Stage 7: Jin Kisaragi

Hazama: Whoa now, that's some way to greet a comrade, Major Jin Kisaragi... I'm glad to see you're doing okay, too.

Jin: ...

Hazama: Oh, so you're going to ignore me? Now that's just cold... But man, it's been quite a while since I've come here, you know? I guess you might be feeling the same way, huh? "Hero of Ikaruga"?

Jin: Hazama...give me back my memories...

Hazama: Your...memories...huh? Now you're just asking for the impossible... What's been consumed can't be returned...you know? Heh heh heh heh...

Jin: ...Then why don't you enlighten me...what happened here?

<Hazama Victory>

Jin: Gahuragh!

Hazama: Hmm...I'd say you're a little better than before, but... You still have ways to go. ...Now, where were we? Hm? Oh yes, yes, right... What happened here. Oh, it really isn't something to lose your marbles over, really... You see, you were looking for this artifact called "Kushinada's Lynchpin"...by someone's orders, probably... And decided to ask Tenjo where you might find one such artifact...but he wouldn't budge... ...Killed the bastard, and asked his dead body...I think...? However that works... ...But your memories were altered and all you knew was that it's somewhere in Ikaruga. Aww...

Jin: "Kushinada's Lynchpin"...

Hazama: See? That REALLY wasn't a big deal, now was it? Now, I really need to be on my way...since I actually have STUFF to do, you know? Excuse me.

Stage 8: Ragna the Bloodedge

Hazama: Why, what a coinki-dink, little Raggy.

Ragna: Terumi... Where's Saya...the Imperator?

Hazama: How the hell am I supposed to know that? They're probably...somewhere, I'm sure? What interests me more is...the fact that YOU'RE after the Lynchpin.

Ragna: That's got nothing to do with you.

Hazama: Heh heh heh heh...well, "nothing" is a pretty strong word, I mean... Even if you happen to find this Lynchpin, I already KILLED the living key needed to activate it ages ago! HAHAHA.

Ragna: The...living key...?

Hazama: Get it? You understand now? No matter how hard you look around, there's no point! Isn't that a shame, little Raggy...? HAHAHAHAHAHA! ...Now, if I'm not mistaken, I've got quite a debt to repay you...you know, the last time you went bat-shit crazy?! I'll make you cry until you beg for death...!

Ragna: Tch...

<Hazama Victory>

Ragna: Guah...!

Terumi: Who said I'm done, huh!? H'ragh! Dance! Weep! Suffer! Let me hear you sing, you little bitch! The party's just getting started!

Ragna: Guah...Gah!

Terumi: Hyahahahahahaha!

Hundred Years Visitor


Kokonoe: ...Tager, do it.

Tager: Roger that.

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Terumi: Whoa that was close! How dare you get in my way, you damn feline! H-Huh...? W-What the-?!

Ragna: ...That's my line! M-My right arm isn't moving...and my right eye, too... I can't see! What the hell did you do to me, Kokonoe!

Terumi: This sensation... H-Hey, don't tell me you're...

Kokonoe: Yuuki Terumi... There is nothing I won't do if it means bringing you down... I'm not picky when it comes to my options.

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Terumi: Whoa whoa whoa, you're kidding, right? I mean...who goes that far? Like seriously...! What...is...?

Kokonoe: I've told you before, right? Ragna the Bloodedge... This is BlazBlue's greatest weakness...

Terumi: You've gotta be kidding me...there's no way I-

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Terumi: Phantom! You're listening, right? Get me out of here, now! Yesterday! A...woman...? What the hell are you doing here...! You don't belong here!

Celica: ...Ragna?

Story Mode

Chrono Phantasma

Hazama went congratulate Tsubaki on her promotion to Major, but was dismissed by her after giving her orders from the Imperator to go to Ikaruga. As he left, he was found by Litchi. Mocking her and asking if she'd like her memories taken away by Mind Eater, Litchi rejected him, stating that she would not become like Tsubaki. When she left, Hazama was found by a different person – Relius. The Colonel assured him that Phantom would be fine, her vessel being sustained by Izanami herself.[12]

Both Hazama and Tsubaki went to the 6th Hierarchical City of Yabiko meeting Kagura Mutsuki. He handed Kagura an imperial decree allowing both him and the Major the ability to use Kagura's resources as they acted as the will of the Imperator. The entire time, Hazama coldly addressed the Colonel, so Tsubaki reminded him of his place. As the two of them left Kagura, Hazama asked the Colonel how his cat was doing, letting him subtly know that he knew Kokonoe was in Yabiko's NOL branch.[13] Hazama watched as Ragna battled Tsubaki, and then Hakumen, but battled neither, instead having Phantom teleport both men to different locations. He had Ragna battle Nu to help prepare her and then waited for Izanami's Phenomenon Intervention to reset time to a few days before.[14]

Hazama and Terumi managed to infiltrate the Realm where Noel was beginning to accept her power; they gained access through the tiny rip in the area that Rachel had created to access it herself. The duo had Nu face against Mu and told her that power is power, only being sought so people can feel superior to others. As the Realm collapsed, they left.[15] In Ishana, Hazama watched over the Battle of Ragna the Bloodedge, remarking that Kagura was stronger than he expected.[16]

Both Hazama and Terumi made their way to the Colosseum, finding Ragna. They battled him and won, but they met someone they did not expect – Celica A. Mercury. Her mere presence caused them to get extremely sick and they demanded that Phantom teleport them away.[17] Once he had finished his mission of erecting the barrier completely over Ikaruga, Izanami gave him the job of gathering everyone into it, and he watched as she ordered Phantom to destroy the Takamagahara System.[18]

Hazama later stood on top of the Monolith, but he had been separated from Terumi during this time thanks to the plan of the Six Heroes and Rachel. Regardless, he summoned the Amaterasu Unit into the world thanks to the efforts of Nu.[19] Distracted as Terumi had to fight someone on Hakumen's level, Hazama was fatally attacked by Trinity, leading to Terumi's supposed death at Hakumen's hands. Before he could die, he stabbed Trinity, dragging her and the body of Platinum the Trinity into a nearby lake, where they were all presumed deceased.[20]

Sector Seven

Alongside Terumi, Hazama was sent to secure several areas around the Ikaruga Region to prepare for Doomsday. He was called by Relius, who asked an unknown favor.[21] He later saw Azrael with Nu in Downtown and jokingly asked if there was going to be a marriage proposal. [22]

Hazama visited Relius in an underground laboratory and told him that Litchi had managed to slip their grasp and contact Kokonoe. He asked if he knew about Bullet and Bang, not being surprised to learn that Relius had accounted for their roaming since they possessed the Phoenix: Rettenjo. He looked at Arakune, who was in the corner of the room, and called it a disgusting pet. [23]

Six Heroes

A shadow of Hazama was created by Phantom to battle against Hakumen and Trinity. Her pure hatred for the man made the shadow almost identical to the real thing, which repeatedly taunted Trinity by acting like Kazuma Kval, cruelly playing with her feelings.[24]

Central Fiction

A soldier of the Novus Orbis Librarium belonging to the Intelligence Department. His rank is Captain. Having sworn loyalty to the Novus Orbis Librarium, he performs espionage to maintain its rule.[25]

Arcade Mode

Act 1: Phantom of Labyrinth

Stage 3: Yuuki Terumi

Cathedral -Layer-
The 13th hierarchical city -KAGUTSUCHI- AREA No-1

Terumi: Hey there, Hazama. Working hard? Or hardly working?

Hazama: Excuse me…? Um, do I know you…?

Terumi: You’ve GOT to be kidding me… what a pain in the ass.

Hazama: Are you with the NOL? If not, I really can’t have an outsider on these premises…

Terumi: Yes, yes, yes, you’ve made your point. Maybe you need a little REFRESHER!?

Hazama: H-Huh!? P-Please wait…! I’m against violence!

<Hazama Victory>

Hazama: Huh…? Was I really able to fight this much…?

Terumi: You’ve gotta be able to do this much, or that’s bad news for me. It’s only gonna get better from here, buddy.

Hazama: ...Do you know something I don’t?

Terumi: Know something… DO I!? Hah, yes, of course I do! You sense it too, don’t you? That strange tingling sensation. Like you’ve got a false layer of skin. That’s what it feels like.


Terumi: ...Search for the “Azure.” You find it, everything will make sense. Everything you forgot will come back. And I mean EVERYTHING.

Stage 6: Taokaka

Cocoon -AREA 28-
The 13th hierarchical city -KAGUTSUCHI- AREA No-28

Hazama: Search for the “Azure”... Right. And where on earth am I supposed to find this? You haven’t left me a single clue… You sadistic man. I was scouting the area because of an odd signal, but… I guess it was nothing. Time to go back… Hm? Oh shit.

Taokaka: Who are you, meow. I don’t recognize that face…

Hazama: A cat… You’re one of the Kaka clan… I hate cats!

Taokaka: Grrr… you smell like a bad person, meow…

Hazama: Ah-... AHH! S-Stay away. Shoo! Shoo!

Taokaka: You’re a bad guy, aren’t you, meow. Cuz I’m gonna beat you up if you are, meow!

<Hazama Victory>

Taokaka: Meeow… H-He’s much tougher than he looks, meow…

Hazama: Achoo! Ugh, why is this happening to me? That strange reaction must’ve been coming from that feline. Which means she lives down here in the basement…? No… the basement. Ah, yes… it’s coming back. Quite suspicious, this is. Perhaps I should take a look. Right, Terumi?

Stage 7: Valkenhayn R. Hellsing

the Gate -Not Possible-
The 13th hierarchical city -KAGUTSUCHI- AREA No-0

Hazama: So this is the cauldron the NOL tries so hard to keep secret. I was hoping to find some clues that led to the Azure here, but… It seems there are other matters I must tend to, first.

Valkenhayn: Hazama… No, Terumi. What treachery do you bring this time?

Hazama: Oh? You know Terumi…? Perhaps you’re a friend?

Valkenhayn: Even under these circumstances you have the nerve to jest!?

Hazama: I would never…! I’m always serious.

Valkenhayn: Nonsense…! But perhaps our encounter here was due to a higher power. I shall pulverize that vessel of yours beyond recognition!

<Hazama Victory>

Valkenhayn: Impossible… how could you have such power!? I thought the fusion was still incomplete…

Hazama: Ah, just like he said. My body feels so light and moves so swiftly.

Valkenhayn: Why, you--!

Hazama: Whoa, there…!

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Hazama: Now now, let’s not get so heated, shall we? As you can see, I’ve a very gentle personality. And I’d like to avoid any unnecessary conflict.

Valkenhayn: Guh…!

Hazama: But the fact that you’re here… and with such precise timing. …This must mean that this place really is special. If the Azure is really here, like Terumi suggested… I must find it at once.

Nine: That sounds rather interesting.

Hazama: …?

Stage 8: Nine the Phantom

Phantom Field

Hazama: That was… teleportation magic? And to teleport inside of a barrier… You like to keep quite a low profile, don’t you?

Nine: I didn’t mean to spoil the fun, but seeing your face again… I couldn’t stand idly by. ...This is just like back then. When we were looking into each other’s eyes… Ah yes… the sheer THOUGHT of it makes me sick!

Hazama: Aww, that was the nicest confession I’ve ever heard… Have we, met before?

Nine: There’s no feigning ignorance. You should choose your next words wisely, and don’t forget to whom you’re talking.

Hazama: Now this IS troublesome, isn’t it…?

Nine: As much as I would love to erase your very existence… This situation may actually be quite favorable. Why don’t you show me what “Hazama” is made of… before you become Terumi!?

Hazama: …!?

<Hazama Victory>

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Nine: Kuh… Heh heh… Ahahaha! I see now, it all makes sense.


Nine: Ahahahaha! Yes, this is beautiful! A masterpiece, really. Oh, your wish is just classic!

Hazama: The Great Sage Nine… You’ve got some bad taste for a “hero.”

Nine: By all means, please make this dream a reality. In fact, I’ll even help you, if I can. I’ll give you a hint. If you want to turn fiction into reality… There is a very easy way.

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Nine: Before the Day of Reckoning, the Imperator… No-- Izanami must be defeated. By your hands.

Hazama Act 1 END

Act 2: Nightmare Memory

Stage 3: Hibiki Kohaku

Symbolic Domination -Cathedral-
The 13th hierarchical city -KAGUTSUCHI- AREA No-1

Hazama: Well... If it isn't Captain Hibiki Kohaku.

Hibiki: Captain Hazama... Are you looking for something?

Hazama: Yes, well... I suppose you could say that. I'm on a little...mission. Is something on your mind?

Hibiki: Your actions. They are highly suspect, I must say. I was curious what brings you here. It must have been something important that you would leave your post. What are you up to?

Hazama: Now, now... There's no need for this. Besides, I think you're in no position to be accusing others, no? I could say the same about your actions. Leaving Colonel Kagura Mutsuki's aid and operating on your own like this... Are you after...the Azure?

Hibiki: ...Captain Hazama. There are far too many unknowns in your actions. I fear you may soon stand in Master Kagura's way. I must eliminate you before that happens.

<Hazama Victory>

Hazama: You poor little thing. You can't even stand on your own without your precious little Kagura. Are you good for anything? ...And this false image of him you cling to... That can easily be altered by the Azure, you know?

Hibiki: Azure...? What are you going to...?

Hazama: Oh, I won't do anything... But I can't say the same about the chosen who seek this Azure. The world is going to change. Drastically...as soon as someone claims it. Wouldn't you agree?

Hibiki: ...!

Hazama: Now, if you'll excuse me.

Hibiki: Hold it there...! The Azure...

Stage 6: Litchi Faye-Ling

The 6th hierarchical city -YABIKO- Block.19

Litchi: You're one of the chosen...? Are you after Izanami, too? To make your dreams real?

Hazama: Oh, how you make me feel so welcome. How am I supposed to answer that? Yes?

Litchi: Then I cannot let you pass. I will see to that.

Hazama: Ah, now you see that's going to be a problem. I really don't like violence... Is there any way we can discuss this?

Litchi: If you're one of the chosen, you should know very well that is not possible.

Hazama: Naturally. Defeat Izanami, get the Azure, yada yada... It'll make everything possible. You might even be able to save your little friend... That's why you're trying so hard. Isn't it?

Litchi: Now that the cat's out of the bag, I guess you know I can't back down from this fight. Hope you're ready.

<Hazama Victory>

Litchi: K'uuh... How could I...?

Hazama: Aww, how sad. And while we're on the topic of sad news... ...Defeating Izanami won't grant you shit. Your friend won't come back again. Ever...

Litchi: Wha...? Wh-Why!?

Hazama: Who knows? Oh yes... When I obtain the Azure, would you like me to find out for you?

Litchi: Huh...?

Hazama: But no matter how cruel it may seem, you must accept it. Do we have a deal? Heh heh heh...

Stage 7: Ragna the Bloodedge

Lakeside Port
The 7th hierarchical city -KAZAMOTSU- Block.08

Ragna: You're...! From the NOL!

Hazama: Why hello... Were you on your way to Izanami to have your wish granted?

Ragna: What does that matter to you? Get out of my way...

Hazama: Aw, don't be so cold... I have feelings too, you know?

Ragna: Yeah yeah yeah, cut the crap. Now, get out of my way or get ready to be hurt... Bad.

Hazama: Oh yes, that's the look I was hoping for. Whenever you want something, I just want to take it away from you. Ahh, the thrill!

Ragna: The hell...!? Sounds to me like you're pickin' a fight. Well, you're in luck, pal because it's on!

<Hazama Victory>

Hazama: Aww, that's all you can do? Of course, you still haven't regained your memories, right? How pathetic... The way you struggle in your own ignorance.

Ragna: You bastard...!

Hazama: But if you've touched the Azure, then you should know. It tells you everything, after all. Oh don't worry, it's not like you're the only one after the Azure. It's almost laughable how many of you try so hard... Hahaha. Perfect timing... The very object of allure for you chosen fell right into our laps!

Ragna: ...!?

Stage 8: Izanami

Sight of Gods
Central Core

Hazama: Do you have any idea how hard it was for me to get here? Are you this so-called Izanami?

Izanami: ...Hazama. Judging from your appearance... You still haven't fused with Terumi.

Hazama: Yes, well, that's the thing... I need the Azure to do that.. And word on the street is that you've got it. Is that true?

Izanami: T'is.

Hazama: If you are one of the chosen, then you may defeat Izanami and claim the Azure for yourself... ...Which would mean I naturally have that right, too.

Izanami: You dare challenge me...? Very well.

<Hazama Victory>

Izanami: What is the meaning of this, Hazama? You are not captive to the Embryo... In fact you retain all your memories and know of Terumi and myself... Yet you have the audacity to show up before me under the guise of ignorance... Why not merge with Terumi?

Hazama: Aww, you found me out?

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Hazama: I see now... So this is the Azure. All the chosen misplace their hopes in this object... that they might be able to create a new world.

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Hazama: Which reminds me, what exactly is it that YOU wish for...? Hm. Gone...

Izanami: ...Hazama, what was your wish?

Hazama: My wish? Well, if I had to say, it would be to make you disappear, you loathsome hindrance... These games have little to do with me, after all.

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Hazama: Leftovers of this world hardly interest me... Isn't that right, Terumi? What I want isn't some cheap fragment...but the true Azure. That very object is about to be born, and yet... What I see is hardly satisfying. So why don't you just take your place on the stage...Noel Vermillion?

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Hazama Act 2 END

Act 3: The Replacement Blue

Stage 3: Makoto Nanaya

Orient Town
The 13th hierarchical city -KAGUTSUCHI- AREA No-19

Makoto: Ugh... Captain Hazama. Why do you always show up when I don't want to see you?

Hazama: Well, I can tell that I'm not too popular. How cruel...after I've come all this way to warn you...

Makoto: Warn me? I'm not sure I want your warning...

Hazama: Well, knowing you, you'll probably say something about protecting Noel Vermillion... But deep down, you know what she really is. Her will alone can bring this world to destruction. Is Noel Vermillion your only friend in this world? Is she the only one you wish to protect? To protect Noel Vermillion is to expose everything else in this world to danger. You do understand this...

Makoto: Insult my friend one more time, and I'll make sure you understand THIS!

Hazama: Insult...? Oh, please now. I speak the truth... You may be foolish, but you're not dumb. Noel Vermillion is an enemy of this world.

Makoto: You've been warned! Now brace for impact!

<Hazama Victory>

Hazama: My, oh my... Have you cooled down a little bit?

Makoto: Dammit...!

Hazama: Just think about it. Is your friend someone who would put her own life above saving her friends? All the more reason to hear me out. She would much rather die at the hands of her friend than be the very cause of destruction. I'm sure she would be happy. In the end, the decision is yours, Makoto... Just remember, I have no intention of getting caught up in your foolishness and dying.

Makoto: Wha...!?

Hazama: I suggest you give this a lot of thought... If you'll excuse me.

Stage 6: Kokonoe

The 6th hierarchical city -YABIKO- Block.01-the basement

Kokonoe: The situation does not look good...

Hazama: Not going quite as planned, Professor Kokonoe? I mean, collecting the Nox Nyctores.

Kokonoe: Hazama!? Where the hell'd you come from? Hah, with this space in such disarray, I shouldn't be too surprised. So, why are you here?

Hazama: Simple. To watch you struggle in this pit of futility. Ah, yes...and to possibly borrow Nox Nyctores you've collected... But... It looks like you're having a bit of trouble yourself. Ahaha... My prediction proves wrong.

Kokonoe: ...I couldn't have asked for a better coincidence. Now, you can answer MY questions. What the hell are you trying to do, collecting the Nox Nyctores!?

Hazama: Yes, the million-dollar question! Oh, I know what you intelligent types think. Like reading an open book!

Kokonoe: Well, if you're not willing to hand over the information, then I'll have to switch tactics!

<Hazama Victory>

Hazama: Hmm... Not here after all. Well, darn. You don't have a single Nox Nyctores in your possession.

Kokonoe: K'uh...

Hazama: Which means I have no reason to be here. I bid you farewell, Professor.

Stage 7: Relius Clover

Kagutsuchi Port AM 10:30
The 13th hierarchical city -KAGATSUCHI- AREA No-5

Hazama: Why, Colonel Relius... Umm... Can I help you? It makes me nervous, the way you stare at me...

Relius: ...Collect the Nox Nyctores, and search for the Azure as a vessel. It seems you've been a little distracted.

Hazama: Ah, yes... well, um... You see, I'm searching for them both, really. It's just...that's not our only objective, you see.

Relius: Objective... I've seen vessels with a strong sense of awareness, but I have a feeling this "objective" of which you speak is not that either.

Hazama: Sneaking a peek already? I don't mind you Observing me, but I ask you stay out of my affairs.

Relius: I have no reason to meddle. But in the interest of monitoring progress, I must analyze the data before me. ...Join me for a while, Ignis.

Hazama: Aww, what's this? Did I pique your curiosity? You're such a helpless romantic...

<Hazama Victory>

Hazama: Ahh Colonel Relius. You are strong. Very strong, indeed. And those eyes... I can see that you see the world differently from the rest of us plebeians.

Relius: So THAT is your ulterior motive... How interesting.

Hazama: Then you approve?

Relius: I said interesting. You've been loitering all this time to wait for an opportune moment...

Hazama: Yes. Acting right now would have little meaning. I plan to use my time effectively.

Stage 8: Yuuki Terumi

Sealed Space

Hazama: Why hello, Terumi. Looks like you're in a bit of trouble, sir...

Terumi: *Cough cough* Dammit... It's you, Hazama...

Hazama: I haven't seen you so exhausted in a while. Are you quite alright?

Terumi: Hah... Do I look alright to you!? I've been through hell and back. ...So? What do you want?

Hazama: Yes, I had a suggestion in regards to the vessel.

Terumi: A suggestion...? Sure, I'll hear you out. This better be interesting.

Hazama: Yes, I've no doubt it will be. And while I'm telling you this story... I think you could use another beating!

<Hazama Victory>

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Terumi: Heh heh heh... Hehehe... AHAHAHA! You've gotta be kidding me, Hazzy! Oh, this is unbelievable! You!? A puny little vessel wants to overtake ME!?

Hazama: Don't you agree it's a great idea? You're exhausted right now. Using me as a vessel would not get you any closer to your goals. Then instead, what if I maximized both this body and your strength?

Terumi: You've got some nerve suggesting something like that. Heh heh heh... But you're right. Right now, I don't have the strength to disagree with your suggestion. I mean, you did just kick my ass right now. Hahahaha!

Hazama: Then you agree?

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Terumi: Sure. I'll loan this to you for a while. Use it to your heart's content... Hazama.

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Hazama: Oh? It looks like he's approaching... It would be rude of us to not give you a proper welcome. Isn't that right? Raggy...

Terumi: (When you wake from a dream, there is a split second when you are not sure whether you exist in the dream or reality. That moment is both true and false... An imaginary monster.)

Hazama: (Whose wish is this dream...?)

Hazama: Now, shall we...?

Hazama Act 3 END

Story Mode

Along with many others, Hazama was absorbed into the Embryo, although the details of his memories being altered remain hazy. He met Terumi in Kagutsuchi's NOL branch, and was detailed about the events that had transpired with everyone being taken into the Embryo and the circumstances both he and everyone else was in. [26] He eventually found Noel in Roningai, and directed her to the Kaka Village under Terumi's orders. [27] Much later on, Hazama visited Kagura, and was taken by Noel to Ragna's cell in the NOL branch where he interrogated Ragna, binding him with Ouroboros and revoking several of his traumatising memories. He stopped when the branch was under attack [28], and made his way to the cauldron where he watched as Nu and Noel battled and then as Ragna took Noel's place. [29]

He was transported with Terumi to Ikaruga by Nine and was told that killing Izanami would grant him a piece of the Azure. He began discussing things with Terumi, finding out that his wish was to fuse with him and that the Azure could do just that. [30] In Kazamotsu, he found Noel and Mai – pretending to have orders from higher up, he attempted to arrest the former but was stopped by the latter; despite Mai's best efforts, Hazama soundly beat her. Sadly, for Hazama, he was stopped by Kagura and was forced to give both of his victims up. [31]

Hazama's first taste of pain

Somehow, Hazama found himself in an alternate version of the Embryo, finding Mu-12 within it. He took her to the Altar above Kagutsuchi and waited for Ragna to appear – when he did, Hazama told him about his desire to feel pain, and showed the “scar” on his chest before ordering Mu to kill him while he escaped. [32]

Hazama fought Izanami and claimed his piece of the Azure [33], later finding Terumi and demanding that they fuse using the Azure piece so that Hazama can be in control and experience true power, if only for a while. [34] Terumi later used the Hihiirokane to separate himself from Hazama, and the two parted ways after Terumi absorbed it into himself. [35] He later found Rachel within the frozen space-time, and bound her near a cauldron with the same device he used to torture Saya. He left her there, wondering what would happen if he cut Rachel into pieces and threw them into the Boundary. At some point, he came back, telling her that Izanami had been defeated, acknowledging that the vampire had suffered enough pain to die over ten times already. [36] He saw Relius off as the puppeteer jumped into the Boundary. [37]

Off to a new “possibility”

Hazama was soon found by Ragna, where he revealed that he had tortured Saya years before, and that he was currently torturing Rachel to his heart's content. The two battled, and the hatred Ragna held towards Hazama allowed him to activate his own Azure Grimoire. He was defeated and nearly killed by Ragna had Naoto Kurogane not intervened. Hazama then jumped into the cauldron after telling Trinity how much he hated her eyes. [38]

Bloodedge Experience - Part 2

Hazama reappeared in the Bloodedge Experience possibility. For unknown reasons, he appears much younger, looking like a teenager, and is seemingly aligned with the Mitsurugi Agency. He appeared in front of Valkenhayn and Relius when they apprehended Saya Terumi.[39]


  1. BlazBlue Material Collection, Nu-13 Short Story - an evil sign
  2. BlazBlue: Remix Heart, Chapter 19
  3. BlazBlue: Remix Heart, Chapter 24
  4. BlazBlue: Variable Heart, Chapter 04
  5. BlazBlue: Variable Heart, Chapter 18
  6. BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger - Part 2, Chapter 1 - Orient Town
  7. BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger - Part 2, Chapter 3 - False Hero
  8. BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger - Part 2, Chapter 4 - Memorable Church
  9. BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger - Part 2, Chapter 5 - Calamity Trigger - Successor to the Azure
  10. BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend Official Site (JP), Hazama
  11. BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Official Site (JP), Hazama
  12. BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, Story Mode, Chrono Phantasma, Episode 2: Difference of Opinion
  13. BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, Story Mode, Chrono Phantasma, Episode 6: Friendship
  14. BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, Story Mode, Chrono Phantasma, Episode 7: Ragna, The Wanderer
  15. BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, Story Mode, Chrono Phantasma, Episode 12: Uninvited Guest
  16. BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, Story Mode, Chrono Phantasma, Episode 13: Mad Dog
  17. BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, Story Mode, Chrono Phantasma, Episode 15: The Truth
  18. BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, Story Mode, Chrono Phantasma, Episode 16: Kushinada's Lynchpin
  19. BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, Story Mode, Chrono Phantasma, Episode 17: Doomsday
  20. BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, Story Mode, Chrono Phantasma, Episode 18: Beginning of the End
  21. BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, Story Mode, Sector Seven, Episode 2: Unwavering Feelings
  22. BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, Story Mode, Sector Seven, Episode 7: Looming Darkness
  23. BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, Story Mode, Sector Seven, Episode 8: The Forbidden Research
  24. BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, Story Mode, Six Heroes, Episode 8: Bonds of Fate
  25. BlazBlue: Central Fiction Consumer Edition Official Site (JP), Story - Hazama
  26. 'BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Story Mode, Episode 002, Chapter 009, Sub Scenario 1
  27. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Story Mode, Episode 003, Chapter 016
  28. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Story Mode, Episode 004, Chapter 027
  29. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Story Mode, Episode 004, Chapter 033
  30. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Story Mode, Episode 006, Chapter 043
  31. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Story Mode, Episode 006, Chapter 050
  32. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Story Mode, Episode 008, Chapter 062
  33. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Arcade Mode, Hazama, Act II
  34. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Story Mode, Episode 010, Chapter 079
  35. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Story Mode, Episode 010, Chapter 086, Sub Scenario 1
  36. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Story Mode, Episode 011, Chapter 091
  37. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Story Mode, Episode 011, Chapter 093
  38. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Story Mode, Episode 011, Chapter 094
  39. BlazBlue: Bloodedge Experience - Part 2, Outside Chapter - Fragment