Merkava

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I will take this prey. A most curious encounter. Interesting. [1]
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メルカヴァ
Merkava

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Name

Merkava

Voice Actors

KIUCHI Hidenobu (Japanese)
Benjamin Diskin (English)

Character Themes

Unseen Entities

A mysterious man(?) bearing a strong resemblance to a Void. Those taking the form of Voids are but shadows of their former selves, who aimed to surpass In-Births and become Re-Births. There are many who take interest in these strange beings.
With a long reach and an abundance of airborne moves, Merkava is a character who excels at mid- to long-range. For those who advance within his guard, ambush them from midair with I, Soar the Sky.[2]

Command Lists

Name Command
Smart Combo
Smart Combo 1 A ・ A ・ A ・ A
Smart Combo 2 B ・ B ・ B
Smart Combo 3 In mid-air A ・ A
Special
I, Spring to the Sky
「我、天を躍る」
"Ware, Ten wo Odoru"
In mid-air ↖ or ↑ or ↗
During I, Spring to the Sky, Merkava can move through the air freely for a certain period of time.[3]
I, Soar the Sky
「我、空を翔る」
"Ware, Sora wo Kakeru"
In mid-air ←← or →→
After using I, Soar the Sky, Merkava can use jump attacks and specials.[3]
Reversal Action
I, Penetrate the Clear Skies
「我、穹窿を貫く」
"Ware, Kyūryū wo Tsuranuku"
A + D
You become invulnerable at the start of the action. The ground version cannot be blocked in the air.
Skill
I, Drill Through
「我、穿つ」
"Ware, Ugatsu"
↓↘→ + A or B
I, Capture and Devour
「我、捕獲して喰らう」
"Ware, Hokakushite Kurau"
↓↙← + A or B
I, Breathe Out[Note 1]
「我、息吹く」
"Ware, Iki Fuku"
In mid-air ↓↙← + A or B
Extra Skill (Takes 1 skill gauge)
I, Drill Through
「我、穿つ」
"Ware, Ugatsu"
↓↘→ + C
I, Capture and Devour
「我、捕獲して喰らう」
"Ware, Hokakushite Kurau"
↓↙← + C
I,
「我、息吹く」
"Ware, Iki Fuku"
In mid-air ↓↙← + C
Distortion Skill (Takes 2 skill gauge)
I, Resentfully Rage
「我、憤る」
"Ware, Ikidoru"?
↓↘→ + B + C
You become invulnerable at the start of the action.
I, Frolic
「我、存分に馳廻る」
"Ware, Zonbun ni Hasemeguru"
↓↙← + B + C
You become invulnerable at the start of the action.
Distortion Skill · Duo (takes 2 skill gauge)
I, Resentfully Rage
「我、憤る」
"Ware, Ikidoru"?
P during the main character's Distortion Skill
You become invulnerable at the start of the action.
Astral Heat
I, Overrun
「我、蹂躙せん」
"Ware, Jūrinsen"
↓↓↓ + B + C
You become invulnerable at the start of the action.
[Requirements]In order to activate, you must have Resonance Blaze active (Lv 4), have 9 Skill Gauges at time of activation, and the opponent must be down to one character.

Palettes

Combos

Tactics Mode

<tabs plain> <tab name="Numpad Notation">

For an explanation of how numpad notation works, see also "Numpad Notation" on Dustloop.
  1. 5AAA > 214B
  2. j.B > 2A > 2B > 2C > 236B+C
  3. [Activate Anti-Air Attack] 5A > 2C > jc > j.AA > j.C
  4. B+C > 2C > jc > j.A > j.B > 214B+C
  5. [Start in Corner] 5BB > 2C > jc > j.B > 866 > j.214C > 5AAA > 214B
  6. Activate Resonance Blaze > j.C > j.214C > 5AA > 5BBB > 2C > 236B > 236B+C

</tab> <tab name="In-Game Notation">

  1. Standing AAA > ↓↙← + B
  2. Jumping B > Crouching A > Crouching B > Crouching C > ↓↘→ + B + C
  3. [Activate Anti-Air Attack] Standing A > Crouching C > Jump Cancel > Jumping AA > Jumping C
  4. B + C > ↓ + C > Jump Cancel > Jumping A > Jumping B > ↓↙← + B + C
  5. [Start in Corner] Standing BB > Crouching C > Jump Cancel > Jumping B > After ↑, →→ > In Mid-air ↓↙← + C > Standing AAA > ↓↙← + B
  6. Activate Resonance Blaze > Jumping C > In mid-air ↓↙← + C > Standing AA > Standing BBB > Crouching C > ↓↘→ + B > ↓↘→ + B + C

</tab> </tabs>

Notes

  1. Spelled incorrectly as I, Breath Out on Merkava's command list.

Quotes

Battle

Solo Actions

Normals
Situation Quote Audio
Smart Combo 1
Smart Combo 1
Smart Combo 1
Smart Combo 1
Smart Combo 1
Smart Combo 1
Smart Combo 1
Smart Combo 1
Smart Combo 2
Smart Combo 2
Smart Combo 2
Smart Combo 2
Smart Combo 2
Smart Combo 2
Smart Combo 2
Smart Combo 2
Smart Combo 2
Smart Combo 2
Clash
Clash
Clash
Clash
Clash (Connect)
Clash (Connect)
Clash (Connect)
Clash (Connect)
Specials
Situation Quote Audio
Distortions
Situation Quote Audio
Astral
Situation Quote Audio
System Mechanics
Situation Quote Audio
Resonance Blaze
Resonance Blaze
Resonance Blaze
Resonance Blaze
Throw
Throw
Throw Whiff
Throw Whiff
Throw Break
Throw Break
Throw Escape
Throw Escape
Throw Escape
Throw Escape
Guard
Guard
Reject Guard
Reject Guard
Reject Guard
Reject Guard
Taking Damage
Taking Damage
Taking Damage
Taking Damage
Taking Damage
Taking Damage
Taking Damage
Taking Damage
Ground Ukemi (Neutral)
Ground Ukemi (Neutral)
Aerial Ukemi (Neutral)
Aerial Ukemi (Neutral)
Aerial Ukemi (Forward)
Aerial Ukemi (Forward)
Aerial Ukemi (Backward)
Aerial Ukemi (Backward)
Other
Situation Quote Audio
Idle
Idle
Combo (6k Damage)
Combo (6k Damage)
Combo (8k Damage)
Combo (8k Damage)
Combo (10k Damage)
Combo (10k Damage)
Transitions
Situation Quote Audio
Intro I take no joy in unnecessary killing... But you leave me no choice.
Intro
Intro I shall perform your last rites.
Intro
Intro Kyoohhhhh!
Intro
Intro Let me taste that soul of yours.
Intro
Intro A most curious encounter. Interesting.
Intro
Intro A brief frenzy... I am grateful to have your aid.
Intro
Outro I shall ascend!
Outro
Outro Stop your crying... You only make yourself smaller.
Outro
Outro Boring! How boring!
Outro
Outro Gyo'aaaaaaaaaaaaaah!
Outro
Time Up Outro Hardly a diversion.
Time Up Outro
Time Up Outro How truly shameful...
Time Up Outro
Defeat
Defeat
Defeat
Defeat
Time Up Defeat Such power...
Time Up Defeat
Time Up Defeat Time waits for no man...
Time Up Defeat

Partner Actions

Partner Swap
Situation Quote Audio
Duo Change
Duo Change
Duo Change
Duo Change
Partner Skill Change
Partner Skill Change
Partner Skill Change
Partner Skill Change
Cross Burst
Cross Burst
Cross Burst
Cross Burst
Partner Defeat
Partner Defeat
Partner Defeat
Partner Defeat
Assists
Situation Quote Audio
Distortion Skill Duo (x)
Distortion Skill Duo (x)
Distortion Skill Duo (x)
Distortion Skill Duo (x)
Cross Combo
Cross Combo
Cross Combo
Cross Combo
Assist Calls
Situation Quote Audio
Generic
Generic
Generic
Generic
Partner with Hyde
Partner with Hyde
Partner with Hyde
Partner with Hyde
Partner with Linne
Partner with Linne
Partner with Linne
Partner with Linne
Partner with Waldstein
Partner with Waldstein
Partner with Waldstein
Partner with Waldstein
Partner with Carmine
Partner with Carmine
Partner with Carmine
Partner with Carmine
Partner with Orie
Partner with Orie
Partner with Orie
Partner with Orie
Partner with Gordeau
Partner with Gordeau
Partner with Gordeau
Partner with Gordeau
Partner with Vatista
Partner with Vatista
Partner with Vatista
Partner with Vatista
Partner with Seth
Partner with Seth
Partner with Seth
Partner with Seth
Partner with Yuzuriha
Partner with Yuzuriha
Partner with Yuzuriha
Partner with Yuzuriha
Partner with Hilda
Partner with Hilda
Partner with Hilda
Partner with Hilda
Partner with Mika
Partner with Mika
Partner with Mika
Partner with Mika

Interactions

Generic

Situation Quote Audio
Outro with partner I will take this prey.
Outro with partner
Outro with partner This was...surprisingly enjoyable.
Outro with partner

Hakumen

Situation Quote Audio
Intro Hakumen: I shall cut through any evil that stands in the path of righteousness...!
Merkava: And I shall dine on their remains!
Intro
Outro Merkava: Now, you shall sate my hunger...!
Hakumen: Did you really think I'd let a beast like you run free...!?
Outro

Hazama

Situation Quote Audio
Intro Merkava: Your aid is unnecessary. My hunger is beyond MEASURE...!
Hazama: Oooh, how scary. This is why I can't deal with monsters.
Intro
Outro Merkava: My body has fallen to savagery... Though I still force my mind to resist.
Hazama: Yes, you have an unusual way of showing mercy. I find it unseemly.
Outro

Celica A. Mercury

Situation Quote Audio
Intro Merkava: There's no escape. I shall dine upon your flesh.
Celica: Wait, stop! I can make you something if you're hungry!
Intro
Outro Merkava: Now, we are to become one!
Celica: Wait, I said! Waaiit!
Outro

Susano'o

Situation Quote Audio
Intro Merkava: Your fate is sealed. You will be devoured!
Susano'o: Not a scrap of you will remain!
Intro
Outro Merkava: This will not quell my hunger.
Susano'o: Hmph. It's meal enough for a beast.
Outro

Mai Natsume

Situation Quote Audio
Intro Merkava: You dwell within an unusual piece of flesh. How enticing...
Mai: I-I promise, I'm not very tasty...
Intro
Outro Merkava: I see... Your body and spirit are in conflict...
Mai: Ugh... I don't like that look...
Outro

Jubei

Situation Quote Audio
Intro Merkava: We are both animals... Let's give into our instincts and DEVOUR them!
Jubei: Hate ta tell ya, but that's really not my thing.
Intro
Outro Merkava: Pathetic... What a fragile body you have...
Jubei: Ain't the body that matters. It's all about the mindset.
Outro

Teddie

Situation Quote Audio
Intro Merkava: Neither human nor beast... An odd creature.
Teddie: Look who's talking! What's YOUR deal!?
Intro
Outro Teddie: You see that? I'm unBEARably good, right?
Merkava: Well, you did make for a momentary amusement.
Outro

Naoto Shirogane

Situation Quote Audio
Intro Merkava: The humanity within me drives me to take part in this fight.
Naoto: Merkava-san... If there is a human soul within you, I will find it...
Intro
Outro Merkava: I can contain the urge no longer! Gyyyyyyaaaaaaaaah!
Naoto: So his heart really is human... No, this is--!?
Outro

Carmine

Situation Quote Audio
Intro Merkava: I shall enjoy feasting upon you...!
Carmine: Now let's see you struggle!
Intro
Outro Carmine: You're the smallest of small fry...
Merkava: And thus hardly a diversion.
Outro

Vatista

Situation Quote Audio
Intro Vatista: I will begin my sweep, in accordance with the master's will.
Merkava: Very well. If we are both non-human, than it seems only fitting we run amok.
Intro
Outro Merkava: Your attachment to your body...is the reason for your loss.
Vatista: But the expandability of the mind software is quite intriguing...
Outro

Blake Belladonna

Situation Quote Audio
Intro Blake: I'll never judge a book by its cover. Not even you.
Merkava: Spare me your pity. You are but a temporary diversion. A fleeting alliance to help me pass the time.
Intro
Outro Merkava: That was, surprisingly, somewhat pleasant. I thank you for your aid, Faunus.
Blake: I can't imagine life's easy for you.
Outro

Victory Screen

Situation Quote Audio
Generic If you wish to stand against me, then be prepared to put your life on the line. I do not condone violence for the sake of violence, but I will fight to protect myself.
Generic
Generic Though I do not expect mankind to forgive me, I refuse to let them end my life.
Generic
Generic Our battle has given me great pleasure, but despite your strength...you are only human. No match for a beast like me.
Generic
Generic Gragh I cannot contain this hunger! Screeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Generic
Generic I thoroughly enjoyed our battle today. However, I do not wish to involve anyone in my plight. I will return to the mountains for now.
Generic
Generic I commend your bravery; many fear my bestial form. If you wish to fight again, I shall be at your side. I could think of no better pastime.
Generic
Partner with Hakumen Hakumen: Should you fall to savagery, you do so at your own peril. Should that time come, my blade shall be there to cast judgment.
Merkava: Your words ring empty. My body is already that of an uncontrollable beast. I have no morals on which to be judged.
Partner with Hakumen
Partner with Hazama Merkava: Fascinating. You and I are mirror images of each other. I have shattered my human shell in favor of this beastly form, but you... You are a beast, yet choose to cover yourself with a human shell. Our forms may be different, but our nature is the same.
Hazama: Please don't lump us in together. I have no interest in making friends with a monster like you.
Partner with Hazama
Partner with Celica A. Mercury Celica: Eating people just isn't right! No matter who you become, you're still human on the inside!
Merkava: Are you offering me sympathy? Or some form of pity? Neither will satisfy the hunger within me.
Partner with Celica A. Mercury
Partner with Susano'o Susano'o: You are but a beast clad in sin. Loathsome in every regard. I shall give you the absolution you so desperately deserve.
Merkava: That will not be necessary. I have long since passed any hope of salvation. I am a mad beast, following my instincts.
Partner with Susano'o
Partner with Mai Natsume Merkava: Abandon that immature shell of yours and the conflict between your body and soul shall be erased.
Mai: If there's one thing I know, it's that I like who I am. No matter how immature or weak I may be, I'll never throw myself away.
Partner with Mai Natsume
Partner with Jubei Merkava: I serve my beastial body, devouring as my instincts command. There is no room for questioning.
Jubei: Nah, I've seen ya question your consciousness. Ya haven't thrown your human mind away just yet.
Partner with Jubei
Partner with Teddie Teddie: Y'know, there's something kinda empathetic about you. We might actually make a good pair!
Merkava: If that is what you believe, then you should allow me to consume you and make us one, creature...!
Partner with Teddie
Partner with Naoto Shirogane Merkava: Living solely by my instincts would make me no different than an animal. That is not what I desire. Though my body may be that of a beast, my heart is human.
Naoto: I cannot determine exactly what you are at this moment... You don't seem like a bad person, but... Hmm. This requires further investigation.
Partner with Naoto Shirogane
Partner with Carmine Merkava: Guooooooooooh! It's not enough... I hunger! I THIRST...!
Carmine: Then why not dine on these leftovers? You are an animal, after all.
Partner with Carmine
Partner with Vatista Merkava: I walk from humanity to nothingness, while you were born in nothingness and strive to be human. If we are both covered in nothingness, then the destruction of natural law must suit us best.
Vatista: False. Although parallel processing is the autonomic nerves' chosen deliberation method, I reject your enforcement of the idea of a heterogeneous origin.
Partner with Vatista
Partner with Blake Belladonna Blake: If you can promise me that you won't hurt anyone, I'll promise you that you will come to no harm.
Merkava: I swear by the human soul that resides within this body that I shall uphold this vow as long as your words remain true. ...Unless, of course, the beast runs rampant.
Partner with Blake Belladonna

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Icons


External Links

  • BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Official Website (JP), Characters, Merkava
  • Under Night In-Birth Wiki, Merkava

References

  1. BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Incoming Character Updates Trailer (EVO 2018)
  2. BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Official Website (JP), Characters, Merkava
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Tactics Mode, Characters, Merkava, Character Explanation