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Black Knight (黒騎士カグラ)
Kagura Mutsuki (カグラ-ムツキ), commonly known as the Black Knight and Black Gale, is a colonel in the Novus Orbis Librarium. Kagura is the current head of the Mutsuki family, and leader of the Imperial Guards. He led the coup d'etat to remove Izanami from power and seat Homura Amanohokosaka as its new Imperator.
Kagura debuted and was made playable in BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma.
Kagura is tall and lean, with purple eyes and spiky black hair. He wears a baggy white shirt with black lines accenting the edges, over which he wears three brown belts, the last of which is much larger than the others and sports a golden buckle. Over his shirt, Kagura wears a black NOL cape with gold trim and crimson lining, that is fastened at the neck with a brown belt. He also wears black trousers and brown shoes with steel toecaps.
Kagura's weapon is an enormous black and red sword with a square shape and flat blade. The guard has a white grip wrapped around it.
A gentleman who likes to flaunt himself and clearly knows that he's the top, but remains shrewd even while being carefree. Always looking into the future, he knows right from wrong and can cleanly divide good from evil.
Kagura can easily be described to most people as a womanizer and an alcoholic. He often holds wild parties and is sometimes caught hungover from one. Women are his greatest weakness, as he will flirt with them without missing a beat, even if they retaliate. He sometimes understands when to hold back, but this is not always the case.
Underneath this, Kagura is deeply dedicated to Homura, and would go above and beyond what a regular soldier would do for their liege. At times, Kagura affects a serious air and will do anything to help not just those close to him but also regular civilians. He was close friends with Bang Shishigami in the past, as they were both pupils of Tenjo Amanohokosaka. Kagura's deepest relationship is with Hibiki Kohaku, his loyal secretary and literary foil.
Powers & Techniques
The Black Knight is easily among the strongest of the cast. He has fought consistently his whole life and undergone harsh training that has allowed him to best even Azrael's first limiter, a feat that no one else can boast. Kagura's Drive is Black Gale which allows him access to several stances. Kagura primarily fights using Ars Magus. As the head of the Praetorian Guard, his strength is legendary even among the strongest of the NOL's forces.
Kagura has a gifted strength and can lift his massive sword with relative ease; he dances around his blade, launching it at his opponents, or uses it to vault over and even as a shield, showing great talent in handling his weapon despite its cumbersome size. His strength has even been compared to Azrael's, although he protests being "lumped in" with the Mad Dog.
Despite all his strengths, Kagura still has weaknesses. He can underestimate opponents such as Meifang and be beaten by his chivalrous attitude towards women.
The head of the Mutsuki Family of the Duodecim. He is a commander of the Praetorian Guard, and the highest ranking official in the Intelligence Department. His rank is Colonel.
He has no shortcomings in both politics and martial arts – and wields his massive sword with grace, earning him the nicknames, Black Knight Kagura, or Black Gale.
If there were two things in the world he could not survive without, it would be alcohol and women. He’s a man of gentle manners but is always in some way showing off. And it might seem like he constantly wavers in attitude and opinion, but he never forgets his own sense of justice when it’s time to act.
The Mutsuki Family has been placed in charge of overseeing the Ikaruga Federation since the war came to an end. But that does not mean he enjoys it. Recently, he has begun to doubt the Imperator’s methods of enforcing order upon people, and while being a member of her closest guards, the Praetorian Guards, he secretly plots a coup d’état.
To correct the wrongs in the world from the inside of the NOL, he resorts to drastic measures, reaching out to the NOL’s sworn enemy, Kokonoe of Sector Seven.
Appearances in other Media
- The mobile game, Mabinogi Duel, stars Kagura as a playable card.
- All of Kagura's moves are named after various types of dragons and related creatures of folklore and mythology.
- In Library Mode, Kagura is mistakenly called the highest ranking official in the Intelligence Department rather than NOL.