Jubei/Biography

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Jubei was born to a small beastkin clan in the depths of Japan's mountains. His birth name was Mitsuyoshi. He has two younger brothers - Tomonori and Munefuyu, and came into the service of Clavis Alucard. When the Dark War began, Mitsuyoshi and his brothers survived the advent of the Black Beast, escaping Japan to a different country; their homeland was destroyed by the United Nations as they launched a barrage of nuclear attacks on Japan in a vain attempt to kill it. During their migration, the brothers and the rest of the survivors took the Hihiirokane, a sacred blade passed through their generations. Many of Mitsuyoshi's brethren died fighting against the Beast.

An unknown country offered Mitsuyoshi the chance to use his incredible genes to create an entirely new species that could combat the Beast. He agreed and the Kaka were created. The brothers also came across half-beastkin and gave them a home in their new village. Clavis gave Mitsuyoshi the mission to investigate Relius Clover.

Dark War

Phase 0, Phase Shift 1, Phase Shift 2, Phase Shift 3, Phase Shift 4

Mitsuyoshi watched as Tomonori ventured into an underground room in their hidden village. Following, he saw his brother grab the Hihiirokane, but the older brother did not chastise him. Mitsuyoshi calmly asked what he was planning to do with it, knowing that the sword was seen as a glimmer of hope among the survivors of the clan. Tomonori answered he was going to use it to cut down his targets, Kazuma Kval and Yuuki Terumi.

He let his brother go, telling him to strike down his target without fail, although he was concerned that Tomonori was not bringing anyone to help in his mission.[1] This was the last time Mitsuyoshi ever saw his younger brother, as Tomonori was viciously murdered by Kazuma.[2]

Some period of time later, Mitsuyoshi was travelling through a forest near a port town in order to travel to Japan. Clavis had given him the mission to find Shuichiro Ayatsuki and bring him back to the Alucard Castle. He kept to himself, but saw a man near a young woman, and attacked the boy under the impression that he was attacking her. They briefly battled, although Mitsuyoshi was confused when the man began to talk about someone called Jubei having defeated the Black Beast. Their battle was cut short by the girl, and Mitsuyoshi sheathed his blade. The duo introduced themselves as Ragna the Bloodedge and Celica A. Mercury - they explained that they had become lost and that Ragna was suffering from amnesia. Despite Ragna's cutting words, Mitsuyoshi shrugged them off, and had to explain that he was not related to the Jubei that Ragna kept mentioning. Upon learning that Celica is Shuichiro's daughter, the trio decided to head to Japan together, although Mitsuyoshi made it clear that he was hunting down the scientist, not saving him.[3]

In the evening of the same night, Celica, Ragna, and Mitsuyoshi rented out rooms in an inn and had dinner before the beastkin left to gather intelligence. The following morning, they left for Japan; using his influence as one of Clavis' employees, Mitsuyoshi was able to secure transport from United Nations officials, also finding and becoming acquainted with the leader of the naval base at the port town. The three of them were transported in the back of a pickup truck across the barren landscape. He listened to Celica talk about life possibly returning to the country in hundreds of years, and the group soon entered an area where they had to wear masks to protect them from the nuclear radiation. They had arrived close to the Seioudai Sampling Laboratory where Shuichiro had once worked, and begun to explore.

Battle for Kushinada

Entering a courtyard in the facility, they were met by a Remnant of the Black Beast itself. Angered by its presence and feeling a responsibility to face it after everything it had done to his brethren, Mitsuyoshi futilely fought against the Remnant before being soundly defeated - he could not land a scratch on it with his claws or his sword. The monster enveloped him, and was pushed back by Ragna. The injuries were severe, and Mitsuyoshi lost the use of his right eye from the encounter. Celica desperately tried to heal the wounds with her healing sorcery, but was unsuccessful - thankfully, Rachel Alucard appeared and teleported them to the Alucard Castle where Mitsuyoshi would receive treatment.[4] Within the castle, Valkenhayn R. Hellsing immediately carried Mitsuyoshi to the inner sanctum where he received treatment for his battered body. Clavis forced him to stay within its grounds to recover from his injuries.[5]

After recovering, Mitsuyoshi stalked Ragna and Celica as they made their way to Shuichiro's lab, also seeing that they had made companions in Trinity Glassfille and Nine. He saw Shuichiro die and watched as the group discussed Kushinada's Lynchpin. Deciding that the Lynchpin was far too important to the Dark War since it could nullify seithr if it absorbed a soul like Celica's, he deflected a bolt of sorcery that was aimed at it by Nine, one of the Ten Sages. Feeling that the only way to end the war was by sacrificing Celica to the Lynchpin, Mitsuyoshi fought against Nine, although neither could land a blow on one another - their skills in combat were matched only by their resolve to do what they felt was right. He skilfully dodged her multiple spells, including myriads of light bullets and arrows. The fight was stopped by Ragna and Celica, who pleaded with them to stop.[6]

The building soon shook with the arrival of the Black Beast itself. Nine teleported Celica, herself, and Trinity from the area, but Mitsuyoshi refused to join them, staying with Ragna to fight the Beast and buy the girls time to evacuate. Asking for Ragna's true name, the duo fought against the Beast, but the Grim Reaper was swallowed by it. Mitsuyoshi retrieved his sword and managed to return to the Alucard Castle alone. There, he found Celica, and handed her Ragna's sword, apologizing for not being able to save him.[7] Shortly afterwards, Mitsuyoshi changed his name to Jubei.

With Nine and Valkenhayn, Jubei went to the Alucard Castle after Clavis' death. They went to the prison at the bottom of the castle and found Terumi within the body of Kazuma, Tomonori's killer. Nine applied Mind Eater to the murderer, and he obeyed her every whim.[8] Some months later, Nine and Jubei entered into a relationship, although he was frequently embarrassed when she flirted with him in public.

Eight months after losing Ragna to the Black Beast, Jubei joined a council of warriors in the Magister's City of Ishana that were dedicated to the eradication of the Black Beast. Nine, Trinity, Hakumen, Valkenhayn, and Terumi were also part of this group. Representatives of nations that had not found refuge in Ishana showed their anger to those that had been sheltered; Jubei told them that those who had not been sheltered were those who had not known the true terror of the Black Beast. They begun to discuss Ars Magus, something that Nine had recently created, and Jubei showed a blade that he had been given by Nine earlier - it had the ability to cut through seithr with its blade that had been made with alchemy and sorcery. The meeting was cut short when they realised that Hakumen had already left.[9]

The group of warriors, who would later be known to history as the Six Heroes, found Hakumen with Celica outside, and they went back to the Mage's Guild in the center of Ishana. They discussed having tea together, and Jubei blushed as Nine began to flirt with him; the interaction was cut short by Seven and Eight, so the group disbanded, with Trinity and Jubei leaving Nine and Celica with the two Sages. The beastkin shot the Sages a glare filled with suspicion.

Flirtatious teasing

Trinity and Jubei waited for NIne and Celica in the latter's favourite cafe. The beastkin ordered green tea and poundcake with green tea powder, but barely consumed what he had. He kept adding cold water to the drink as it was too hot for him. When the sisters finally arrived, Nine took her time to playfully tease him for his cold tea, calling him cute and poking his fur. He sunk into his clothes in an attempt to hide his embarrassment and couldn't help but be shocked by the sheer amount of sugar that Nine poured into her coffee. Terumi came to interrupt their happiness, but Jubei reminded him of the Mind Eater's power; Terumi soon left and Celica attempted to make the conversation light-hearted, but accidentally yanked Jubei's tails, making him jump and accidentally flip the table - all of its contents came crashing onto Trinity's face. Jubei and the nearby Terumi came to learn of the wrath that follows when Trinity's glasses become dirty.[10] They exited the store together, Jubei shocked at Trinity's anger. He told the group that he had orders to investigate the situation in Eastern Europe with the Black Beast, and left them to follow his duty.[11]

Jubei soon returned to Ishana, joining the Six Heroes in a council room. They discussed the cauldrons situated in Eastern Europe, knowing that the Black Beast was likely to surface from one of them since they leaked the most seithr. The group knew that their forces would be too thinly spread if they guarded every cauldron; Rachel came to interrupt them, letting them know that she could lend her help, but provided them with a hint - the Beast would appear in front of Celica.[12] They soon deployed to Eastern Europe with Rachel's words in their minds. Jubei guarded one of the cauldrons with an assault unit comprised of demi-humans; they saw the Beast rise up in its full glory in front of Celica, and Jubei tried to resist the fear that filled his body. The unit rushed at the Beast's feet, aiming to trip it with alchemy weapons created by Trinity. The attacks were for nought as Seven and Eight teleported the Gigant: Take-Mikazuchi next to Celica, draining her of her power in order to fuel a blast that forced the Beast to retreat, giving humanity's first ever victory in the war. Jubei did not care for this, instead running towards Nine and Celica, checking to see if the younger sister was okay.[13]

At the end of the Dark War, Jubei helped to build Celica A. Mercury's Church. Together with Nine and Celica, they had herbal tea together that was sent by Trinity, and the three of them enjoyed peace that they had not known together before.[14]

Ikaruga Civil War

Remix Heart

In 2192, early on in the civil war, Jubei discovered that the church had been attacked, burned down to ash by Terumi. Celica was dead, Saya and Jin had been kidnapped, and Ragna was the new owner of the Azure Grimoire, the corpse of the Black Beast itself. Rachel told Jubei of the situation, and the old beastkin decided to take him under his wing, raising and training Ragna. Two years into this training, Jubei accidentally sent his pupil meters into the air. Jubei taught Ragna history, how to survive outside of the Hierarchical Cities, how to fight, how to cook, and how to use the Azure Grimoire. He soon learned that Saya had disappeared into the NOL, and that Jin had been adopted by the Kisaragi family, relaying this information back to Ragna. [15]

Jubei did not participate during the second war of Ars Magus, and instead relinquished his time to training Ragna. One exercise included sending his pupil to the 15th Hierarchical City of Torifune and to take-out the Aedsqui Grimoire. Unfortunately, Ragna failed to do so. [16] Jubei had the difficult task of stopping his pupil from attacking the NOL, but eventually, a time came when he believed Ragna had finished his training. Rachel and Jubei gave Ragna the red jacket and Aramasa that had formerly belonged to Bloodedge.

Variable Heart

In 2198, after the end of the war, Jubei infiltrated an NOL train destined towards the 13th Hierarchical City of Kagutsuchi with the intent of finding the Boundary Interface Prime Field Device that lay within. He caused an explosion, distracting the soldiers on board and fought them with Mai Natsume and Kajun Faycott, who had also infiltrated the train. Mai assaulted him after being controlled by her Legacy Weapon - the Gallia Sphyras: Outseal. After making her calm down, Jubei used Musashi to cut down an Anti-Demon Beast Grimoire that had been launched towards him by a soldier, but the grimoire malfunctioned and the train was sent derailing. [17] He later rendezvoused with Rachel and Valkenhayn in the 11th Hierarchical City of Shinatsu, finding that the Prime Field he was meant to find had gained an identity as Bell. Ragna had an outburst towards his master and the vampire, but was teleported away. [18]

After the defeat of Meifang at the hands of Mai and Jin, Jubei met again with Trinity, this time her soul residing inside the body that belonged to Bell, the consciousness of its previous personality no longer within. The two talked about the fairness of the situation on Bell, but Trinity knew it was her wish for the event to happen like it did. [19]

Chrono Phantasma

Chrono Phantasma

Training Jin was the first thing that Jubei had on his mind. He helped the young mand develop his abilities with Order, also telling him about the Sealed Weapon Izayoi, the Amaterasu Unit, and the Prime Fields. He wanted nothing more than for Jin to succeed in saving Tsubaki, remembering his own pain from failing to save Nine.[20]

Jubei appeared much later to attack Izanami when he had the chance. Unfortunately, his blow was blocked and the Goddess of death unleashed Phantom's restraints, letting her, as Nine, battle against her husband. The two fought but it is not known who won.[21]

Six Heroes

The two separated and as Jubei made his way into the Ikaruga Region, specifically the 6th Hierarchical City of Yabiko, he made sure to not encounter the NOL. He resigned himself to having to find Kagura Mutsuki and Kokonoe.[22]

At some point, he found both Hakumen and Celica. He was shocked to see the mage, especially since she was in her appearance from the Dark War, but concluded that it was Kokonoe's doing. Valkenhayn and Rachel appeared, teleporting the group to the Alucard Castle where they also met Trinity. The remnants of the Heroes of the Dark War formulated a plan on killing Terumi, ending his evil forever; Jubei expressed regret for not having killed Terumi when he had the chance following the war's end.[23] Rachel later used the Sekkigan to help Trinity materialize Terumi in the world, and Jubei, Celica, and Hakumen went to battle the mad man. They won the battle, but Terumi was teleported away by Phantom. Jubei had his suspicions confirmed by Celica that Phantom was indeed Nine. [24]

Central Fiction

Arcade Mode

Once one of the "Six Heroes" that defeated the Black Beast, and a beastkin bearing the nickname "One-Eyed Lotus". He taught Ragna how to use a sword, and was the one who saved Ragna and his siblings and brought them to the "Church." Always one to settle things by himself, he quickly raises the Causality Weapon "Mucro Somnio: Musashi" in order to stop his resurrected wife "Nine." [25]

Act 3: The Replacement Blue

Stage 3: Ragna the Bloodedge

Ragna: Wha-!? Master?

Jubei: Ah, it's you.

Ragna: Don't "it's you" me. What are you doing here!?

Jubei: Mm...

Ragna: ...Umm?

Jubei: ...Yes, I suppose you would do just fine. Ragna, think fast.

Ragna: Huh!? Wha-! Wai-!

<Jubei Victory>

Jubei: I'd say that should about do it. Forgive me, but you were perfect to test how much I've recovered.

Ragna: Damn that hurt. You couldn't tell me this BEFORE you started attacking me!? You're one crazy cat. Heh, see what I did there? *Ahem* Never mind. I was actually looking for you, too.

Jubei: You don't say.

Ragna: Whatever. Tell me. You don't really intend to fight in that state, do you?

Jubei: Hahaha! Never thought I'd live to see the day you worried about me! Don't you worry. I may have a few scratches here 'n there, but it's not going to stop me from fighting. It's time I settled this score.

Ragna: That's not what I was talking about. But if you've made up your mind, guess there's no point in trying to change it. I've got no intention of stopping you.

Stage 6: Celica A. Mercury

Jubei: Hm...? Where is this...?

Celica: Mister Jubei! *pant pant* I finally found you... I was looking all over for you. And boy, do I mean all over. We ran into this huge alligator in a swamp! And it's mouth was HUGE! But, Minerva knocked out all of its teeth, and he swam away crying...

Minerva: ...

Jubei: I sympathize with you, poor alligator. You didn't see it coming. Never mind that, Celica. Let's set aside your adventure for the moment. You said somethin' about looking for me? As much as I'd love to stick around and chit-chat, I'm in a bit of a hurry.

Celica: You're talking about my sister, aren't you? Mister Jubei. You know that in your current state, you're...

Jubei: ...I'm what? Hah! I hope you weren't looking for me just to tell me that, missy.

Celica: And if I said that I was... ...what are you going to do?

Jubei: ...Nice try. But, you can't stop me.

Celica: You stubborn old man! Get him Minerva. Stop this idiot!

<Jubei Victory>

Jubei: ...Hmph. What are you up to, Kokonoe?

Stage 7: Kokonoe

Kokonoe: I was trying to show some idiot the truth. Or did you not even realize?

Jubei: ...What? Come now. I know it's been a while, but I'm still your daddy. Don't go around callin' me an idiot.

Kokonoe: My goodness, it remembers. I was beginning to think you forgot we were related.

Jubei: Now you've gone too far! I never thought you'd try to throw Celica at me. Illusion or not.

Kokonoe: Interesting. "That" looked like Celica to you? Well then, how about now?

Jubei: ...Kokonoe, I've had about enough of...

Kokonoe: I knew it. Bring everything you've got, you dimwitted father!

<Jubei Victory>

Jubei: Wha-!? Kokonoe, we've been in your space all along? Since when was I here?

Kokonoe: The moment you saw Celica. *Sigh* I had a hunch when I saw you fighting Ragna. But, do you get my point now? You're weak. Sure, when you were younger, you could cross the Boundary without batting an eye, but now you couldn't even see through this level of intervention.

Jubei: ..Gr.

Kokonoe: Let me be frank. Even the biggest miracle in the world couldn't help you defeat mother.

Nine: Aww, how kind of you, Kokonoe. Are you that worried about your father?

Jubei: Nine!?

Kokonoe: Mother!? How did you intervene into my Space?

Nine: Hehehe, it was quite easy. I helped design it, remember? Besides, you really didn't do a great job at keeping people out, Kokonoe.

Stage 8: Nine the Phantom

Jubei: What's the meaning of this, Nine...!?

Nine: Do you remember this place? Because I still do. The first time we fought each other. You were very strong. Even stronger than me... Strong enough to defeat Hakumen.

Jubei: What are you getting at?

Nine: You've gone soft. Holding back because she's your own daughter?

Jubei: Of course. I would never dare try to kill her. I would never unleash my strength against an opponent who wasn't trying to kill me.

Nine: Oh? Then I wonder what you intend to do with all that pent up rage you have dormant inside of you. Say, dearest. It's time to see how serious you really are?

<Jubei Victory>

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Jubei: NINE!!

Nine: What's the matter, dear? This should be easy for you. Just move your blade to the side, and you can put an end to everything. Hehehe.

Jubei: Everything...? EVERYTHING!? All I wanted to do... Is protect you. That's why I...

Nine: ...tried to bear the sins of all six of us? And continued fighting?

Jubei: ...

Nine: Oh you haven't changed one bit, have you...?

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Nine: You're SOFT!

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Jubei: K'uh!!

Nine: That's not good enough! You can't change anything with that. It's time to reset our history. This era. With our own hands! We are going to rebuild this world's system...

Jubei: That's why you want to create a god, Nine!? What reason do you have to deny everything we've done!?

Nine: Reason? Don't make me laugh. I don't expect anyone to understand. I will see my justice through. And, so should you... ...even if that means "killing" me.

AD2200/XX/XX
Jubei Act 3 END

Story Mode

Becoming one of the chosen, Jubei was absorbed into the Embryo, and his memories were altered to make him believe that the date was 12/31/2199, as well as other certain discrepancies. He found Ragna on the edge of Kagutsuchi, and warned him about his huge bounty before realising that his former pupil had lost all of his memory, not even recognising his old master. This startled the old beastkin, who had now realised that something was definitely wrong with the world he was in. He left Ragna a cryptic hint to head towards Kagutsuchi before going to do his own investigation. [26]

In Orient Town, Jubei found Jin, and was greeted as if they had spoken recently, although to Jubei's memories, he had spoken to him over ten years prior. They both departed on separate ways to conduct more investigations on the world. [27]

Jubei's memories returned to him and he found Jin, Trinity, and Platinum, warning them of the eleventh Nox Nyctores, and asking them to return to Yabiko with him since Kokonoe would need all the help she could get. [28]. Before travelling to Yabiko, they dropped Platinum off at the Kaka Village. Totokaka looked at Jubei's wounds, knowing them to be serious but he shrugged away her concern. He later told Platinum to materialise Hihiirokane so they could cut at Terumi's soul, lending them the Sekkigan in order to do so since they had never seen the blade. [29] Trinity, Jubei, and Jin travelled back to Yabiko and met with Kokonoe, Ragna, Celica, Kagura Mutsuki and Rachel. The beastkin revealed how that the entrance to Nine's workshop is near impenetrable, and that there are specific locks that need to be opened to enter it. [30]

Protecting his wife one last time

Jubei went the following morning as part of the strike squadron that was teleported to Nine's workshop, standing guard over the entrance to the cauldron, and Nine found him. He was defeated, and thrown into the workshop next to the other members of the squadron. He listened to his wife's explanation of the Prime Field War, her desire, the world, and why she created the Corpus Sepulcro: Requiem. He watched as Ragna defeated his wife, and ran to her side afterwards. [31] Izanami arrived and threatened to kill them all, with Nu accompanying her. Jubei protected Nine from the onslaught of Nu's attacks while Nine, using the Radiance of Extinguishment, was able to briefly bind Izanami and activate Requiem, freezing time. He protected his wife until her last moments, promising to meet her again in the afterlife. Instead of leaving the workshop, he stayed to battle Nu and ensure Requiem was safe so Nine's death would not be in vain. [32]

Nu and Jubei found themselves awakening outside the Amaterasu Unit and the old beastkin gave his best to prevent her from attacking the Master Unit despite his grievous wounds. Hakumen and Tsubaki arrived to help him, granting him rest from the weary battle. He talked to his daughter over a communications device, immediately realizing that it was a data copy, and not the real Kokonoe who had returned to seithr. He apologized for being a terrible parent to her, but the copy asked that he instead tell that to his real daughter when the chance presents itself. He looked after Nu alongside Tsubaki until he dissolved into seithr as well, he data backed up by Es. [33]

Jubei was last seen in the new world created by Ragna, watching over Platinum as she was taken into Litchi's care. [34]

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