"Listen you kids, don't fight against Ripper. It's too dangerous."
Kazuto Kotetsu, Avenge
XBlaze Code: Embryo
Avenge (アベンジ), real name Kazuto Kotetsu, is a bounty hunter working for the Magic Guild. He is a solitary man who relentlessly hunts down Ripper, and used to be close friends with Yuki Himezuru's parents.
Avenge was first introduced in XBlaze Code: Embryo. He was revealed for BlazBlue Alternative: Dark War on September 22nd, 2021.
Avenge is an older man with wavy black hair, gray eyes, a fair complexion, and rough facial hair. His physique is muscular and both of his arms are covered in thick scars, while his torso had one large scar that covers most of it. Avenge has a black t-shirt, black trousers tucked into brown boots, and black gloves with its wrists wrapped with white cloth. Over his shirt and trousers is a black harness; on his left shoulder are two small throwing knives and on his sides are holsters for his two curved knives, each having a brown sheathe and dark blades. Wrapped around his right thigh is another holster.
Most of Avenge's outfit is obscured by a black poncho with a hood that covers his long hair. The back of the poncho is ripped and frayed.
Cool, calm, and stoic. Avenge is a man of few words, but when he talks, he is blunt and threatening; this does not mean he is heartless as he has repeatedly gone out of his way to help others. Towards targets he can be sarcastic but backs up his demeanor with considerable skill. Avenge is not a fan of those with weak convictions, and even less so of those who get in the way of a target, having slapped Touya Kagari for doing so.
He was once close friends with the parents of Yuki Himezuru and has a deep seated hatred towards Ripper for murdering them. Yuki is the only person that Avenge trusts and the one person he warned when he believed that Shin Yokozaki City was headed towards a complete destruction. He promised her that he would stay in the city to protect her and her family.
Powers & Techniques
Despite being a completely normal human being incapable of using magic, Avenge is an exceptionally skilled fighter and bounty hunter that was strong enough to be recognized by the Magic Guild. He fights with knives enchanted to inflict wounds that cannot be healed with magic. Avenge is skilled enough to fight evenly with dangerous Unions like Ripper, having battled that particular Union multiple times and even repelling him on occasion - something not even most Unions are capable of. One testament to his strength was when Avenge bested Drei, one of the Ten Sages; although the mage was weakened at the time, he had abilities far and beyond that of most humans.
He only targets Unions for his bounties, meaning that Avenge has had a fair amount of experience against many unique opponents with various Drives.
XBlaze Code: Embryo Character Report
An enigmatic bounty hunter focused on taking down Union-infected beings. Is in Shin Yokozaki City because of the presence of his latest target, Ripper. Though affiliated with the Magic Guild, he cannot use magic. However, his weapons are enchanted with a spell that prevents wounds inflicted with them from being healed with magic. Is somehow acquainted with Yuki Himezuru. 
XBlaze Lost: Memories TIPS Entry
A mysterious bounty hunter who is always wearing a black hoodie. He is affiliated with the Magic Guild and is focused on taking down Union-infected targets. Is in Shin Yokozaki Cityy because of the presence of his latest bounty, Ripper, there. Though affiliated with the Magic Guild, he cannot use magic. However, his weapons are enchanted with a spell that prevents wounds inflicted with them from being healed with magic. During the debacle with the embryo, he was successful in ending his arch enemy Ripper. After that he has left the magic guild and his whereabouts are unknown. 
BlazBlue 10th Anniversary Official Site Profile
An enigma of a person who usually wears a black hood.
- In the BlazBlue 10th Anniversary Character Poll, Avenge placed 75th out of the 84 candidates. He scored one place above Drei and one place below Haruka Hayami, Spinner Superior, and Kiiro Hikagami. He had 9 votes.
- Avenge shares his birthday with Kagura Mutsuki.
- Avenge is the reason why Touya, Hinata Himezuru and Yuki met as he placed them all in the same orphanage after finding them.
- It is hinted that Avenge was in a relationship with Ryouko Kagari before her death, but it is unknown what his direct relationship is with Touya.
- Avenge was the first 'S' rarity character added to Alternative: Dark War after launch.
- Avenge is illustrated in the following Grimoire for BlazBlue Alternative: Dark War:
|Other (C-series)||Edgar and Claire Vermillion ·Ellen Nelson · Four · Francis and Rosenne · Lao Jiu · Pakumen & Terumen · Three · Two|
|Remix Heart||Elina · Guardian ·|
|Variable Heart||Julian ·|
|Alternative: Dark War|
|Persona 4 Arena/
|Under Night In-Birth|