Nine the Phantom/Biography

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Dark War

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

Shuichiro and Konoe's relationship never healed. She was enrolled into the same class as Kazuma Kval and Trinity Glassfille and begun researching how to combine magic and science. Konoe and Trinity became best friends. In 2100, she learned that the Black Beast had emerged from Japan, and that her father was the one being blamed by various organizations for its appearance; she did not know whether Shuichiro was dead or alive.

Celebration

Having excelled in her studies and contributions towards the Ishanan community and to sorcery, Konoe was chosen for the honor of becoming one of the Ten Sages, although she believed Trinity was more deserving. In a cold January morning in 2107, Konoe entered the Cathedral in the center of Ishana and was initiated into the Sages through the Canonization Ceremony. She took on her new name - Nine, and left for the courtyard outside of the building. Celica and Trinity ran up to greet and congratulate her on the position. Nine hugged Celica and promised that nothing had really changed, and the three of them decided to have lunch together to celebrate.

In the cafeteria, the group found Kazuma and they ate with him. Nine threw several cold remarks towards him, not acknowledging his existence. Celica began to warm up to Kazuma, so Nine dragged her away from the table and began to tell her to not get involved with him. The two of them bickered until a nearby television began to blare its news - a Japanese survivor had been found. The two sisters were dumbfounded and rendered speechless. As Kazuma fell ill, Nine left.[1]

Later that evening, Nine sensed an unusual force in downtown Ishana and ran to the location with Trinity and Celica trailing behind her. They found Kazuma next to an alley which had its ground mostly destroyed. She demanded an explanation from the boy, learning that the culprit that attacked him was a beastkin. They escorted Kazuma back to his dorm.[2] Three days later, Nine again felt an unusual force, and told Trinity to investigate.[3]

Trinity invited Nine, Celica, and Kazuma to the girl's favourite cafe. There, Nine ordered coffee and a slice of chocolate cake. She poured a pitcher of milk, gomme syrup, and multiple sugar cubes into her cup until its consistency had changed into something completely different. Nine began to interrogate Celica over her grades, but then changed her gaze to Kazuma, and asked why he had spent so much time in Ishana's Great Library. The boy brought up her relation to Shuichiro, and she retorted that she was not related to the man, which only caused another argument between her and Celica. They both punched the table in anger, making Trinity's teacup fall onto her, emptying its contents. They both apologized as the girl lost her anger and chastized them both. Suddenly, Kazuma left.

Trinity and Nine chased after the boy, finding him near the water's edge of Ishana. Nine interrogated him, asking what he was doing and mockingly asked if he was trying to escape, but was told that he was trying to find an acquaintance. She walked past Kazuma and saw a hole in Ishana's magical barrier - she asked him if it was the work of his "acquaintance". She left after carefully assessing his posture and returned back to the Guild to discuss the matter with other Ten Sages.[4]

Interrogation

In the following morning, Nine found a letter from Celica, and its contents detailed that she had escaped from Ishana to go to Japan in an attempt to find Shuichiro. Taking Trinity, she bolted to the boys dormitory and banged on Kazuma's door, screaming that she would burn it down if he didn't respond. As the door opened, Nine ran in and grabbed the boy by his collar, holding him up against the window. She screamed at him to tell her where Celica had gone and what he had done to her, but the boy answered that he did not know. Trinity convinced Nine to let him go.

Deducing that Kazuma was responsible for giving Celia the idea to search for Shuichiro, Nine pinned Kazuma to the ground with her high heels as he talked back to her. Nine was ready to kill him, but was forced to relent as a message for the Ten Sages came in the form of conveying sorcery. Nine let him be, and attended to her duties. At the Cathedral, Nine listened as Three tried to make sense as to why so much seithr had suddenly appeared in Ishana. Nine bit her tongue, knowing that the reason why was because Celica was no longer on the island, and the tear in the barrier was only making it worse. She organized the Sages and was put in charge of eliminating the seithr in Ishana while others repaired the barrier.

Nine learned that Trinity had been injured, and ran to her dorm after completing the seithr eradication. She talked with Trinity over the restoration of the barrier, winking at her and telling Trinity to not underestimate the Ten Sages. Nine had also learned that Kazuma had entered the Cathedral but had disappeared.[5]

Celica's escape from Ishana weighed heavily on Nine's mind. Together with Trinity, Nine left Ishana and tracked Celica to Kantō, Japan. There on a rocky trail, she finally found Celica, but she was with a young man with a red jacket. Getting the wrong impression, Nine attacked the man with her sorcery. Taking Celica to the side, Nine began to berate her for being with a strange man, turning to give him a fierce look. The argument between Nine and Celica eventually turned away from the odd man and onto Celica's search for their father. Nine was told by Celica and the odd man, who she learned is Ragna the Bloodedge, that they were destined for the First District because that is where they believed Shuichiro would be. Reluctantly, she and Trinity decided to travel with them both, at least to keep Celica safe.

When the group arrived at the District, Nine took an interest at the dusty runes that decorated the building, noting that it had been created with a combination of science and magic, something she had spent time researching. They eventually discovered an elevator that would allow them access to the floors below; the group used it, but the wires snapped and Ragna was sent hurtling into the abyss after saving Celica from the fall. The remaining women journeyed below on foot to find him, but were met by a knight in white armor. Nine and this knight were at a standstill until he left, remarking that he would not slay fragile humans. After searching a little longer in the area, they found Ragna, who told them the knight's name - Hakumen. After searching for a short while, they found a hidden door near a cauldron.[6]

Battle for Kushinada

Nine disabled the locks to the doors using electric sorcery and the group found a solitary room with a large lynchpin in its center. Nine quickly scanned the numerous research papers across desks, finding it to be in her father's handwriting. She continued reading, discovering that the lynchpin is called Kushinada's Lynchpin and that it had the power to stop the Black Beast at a cost - the soul of someone with exceptional control over life - Celica. Disgusted, she threw the papers onto the ground, stomping onto them with all her might until Celica begged her to stop. Out of the corner of the lab came Shuichiro himself. Nine screamed at Celica to get away from him. The scientist clawed at his youngest daughter until Nine threw him against a nearby wall with a powerful shockwave. Moments later, Shuichiro died - it is unknown if either seithr poisoning or Nine's attack was the cause of his death.

Staying silent as Celica cried over Shuichiro's death, Nine launched a bolt of sorcery at the Lynchpin, but the moment was interrupted by Mitsuyoshi, who had overheard the events that had just transpired. Nine and the beastkin stood on opposite ends of the conflict - the witch wanted to avoid using the Lynchpin while the beastkin believed it was the only way to end the war. The two began to battle, with Nine using a myriad of spells to keep Mitsuyoshi at bay until he closed the distance. Unleashing electricity from her body, she was able to push Mitsuyoshi away from her, and the two complimented one another's abilities before continuing to clash. Celica finally interrupted the fight by standing between the combatants; the battle stopped, and Nine and Mitsuyoshi lowered their stances as Trinity helped ease the situation.[7]

"Watch out for the guy named Yuuki Terumi"

Nine, with Celica and Mitsuyoshi, had tea brewed by Trinity. She listened to Celica's speech as she told them her determination to save the people she loves. She was unhappy with Celica's decision, but couldn't bring herself to find the words to interrupt until it finally became too much and she lamented at her sister's choice. Nine was drowning in sorrow as she was unable to stop Celica's resolve, but it was thanks to Ragna that her sister's decision was nullified. Both Nine and Ragna left the room, and she thanked the Grim Reaper for stopping her sister's decision. Ragna gave her three points: that the Black Beast was going to stop for one year; that she had to gather humanity; and to watch out for a man called Yuuki Terumi. Their conversation was ended as Nine sensed something approaching - the Black Beast.

Celica, Trinity, and Nine had decided to evacuate the area, knowing that they could not stand a chance of victory. Nine chanted and focused her mind on a distant location, preparing to use teleportation. Both Ragna and Mitsuyoshi chose to stay behind to buy the women some time to escape. The trio escaped, and found themselves in the Alucard Castle some time later. Nine became familiar here with Rachel Alucard and Valkenhayn R. Hellsing, and learned that the previous head of the family, Clavis Alucard had just died. Mitsuyoshi eventually arrived at the Castle and revealed that Ragna had been swallowed by the Beast.[8]

With Mitsuyoshi and Valkenhayn, Nine entered the depths of the Alucard Castle. Venturing deep within and unsealing each magical barrier erected by Clavis, Nine found Terumi, the possessor of Kazuma's body and who Ragna had warned her about earlier. She was shocked and disgusted when she saw that the body was Kazuma's. She kicked him to the floor and used Mind Eater on him, turning the man into her slave. The group then left the prison.[9]

In the months following the events in the First District, Nine had feverishly begun on the development of Ars Magus, working tirelessly and even teaching it to some of humanity. At some point she built the foundations of Gigant: Take-Mikazuchi, but stopped after realising its incredible power. Fellow Sages, Seven and Eight continued building it against her wishes, however, leading to conflict between them. Nine had also assembled a team of six warriors, including herself. These warriors included: Hakumen, Mitsuyoshi (who had changed his name to Jubei), Trinity, Valkenhayn, and Terumi. Jubei and Nine also began a relationship around this time period, and Nine begun development on the Deus Machina: Nirvana, an automaton that could protect Celica while she was busy working.

In August, eight months after the events in the First District, the six warriors, who would later be known as the Six Heroes, listened to Trinity talk about the growing tensions between representatives of each nation. She had no interest in their politics, instead talking about the difficulty she was having with Ars Magus and humanity's ability to handle seithr. Nine had created two weapons with a combination of alchemy and sorcery which she had given to Trinity and Jubei. Terumi attempted to mock her, but Nine told him to be quiet, something he had to obey thanks to Mind Eater. The meeting was cut short when they noticed Hakumen had slipped out of it.[10]

Flirtatious teasing

Together with the others, Nine found Hakumen with Celica. She hugged her younger sister, but spoke down to Hakumen, reminding him that he had to be part of their meetings since he held the power needed to truly deal damage to the Black Beast. Celica apologised, stating that she was the reason for his absence, but was interrupted by Terumi. Nine directed a cold stare at the man, leagues different from what she had directed at Hakumen earlier. She commanded him to be silent, and was interested in Trinity's suggestion that they have tea together. Although not interested in tea with the others, Nine flirted with Jubei, easily embarrassing him; they were found by Seven and Eight, who expressed discomfort at Nine bringing strangers into the Mage's Guild.

The group dispersed, with only Nine and Celica remaining in the Guild's courtyard with the two other Sages. Nine's cold rebuttals towards Eight's snarky comments managed to rile up the Sage until Seven diffused the situation. They both asked for Celica's assistance in their research, which Nine knew involved Take-Mikazuchi. She told them both that she would not allow Celica to be involved, shooting them a glare that made them both wince. Further cementing her resolve, Nine commanded that they stop their development on the weapon. The older sister dragged Celica away from her fellow Sages, not wanting to hear more of the discussion. As they walked away, Nine told Celica that the weapon they were attempting to finish was a failure, and that she would definitely protect her younger sister.

Both Nine and Celica found the cafe that Jubei and Trinity were in. They sat down, and Nine immediately began to tease her boyfriend over his green tea, poking his fur and teasing him over the fact that he cannot drink the tea hot. She then ordered a coffee and as much gum syrup as possible before subjecting her beverage to a barrage of sugar. Terumi then entered the cafe, souring the group's mood - Nine asked him where he had been, finding satisfaction in his answer. Celica accidentally pulled at Jubei's tales, making him flip the table and sending Nine's coffee all over Trinity. Both sisters stood up and began apologizing as fast as possible; Nine pulled Jubei into their ritual, warning him of the consequences if he didn't.[11]

Nirvana's assignment

As they left the cafe, Nine asked Celica if she had hurt herself when the table flipped, and she innocently showed her sister her thighs. Nine slapped her sister's hand away and began to lecture her about lecherous men. Terumi muttered a comment on Nine indulging in too many fantasies and she kicked him as hard as she possibly could, making the man crumple to the ground. Jubei bid them goodbye, and Nine asked Celica to come with her to the workshop, hinting at a present for her. When they arrived, Nine directed her to a corner of the workshop, showing the Deus Machina: Nirvana. Nine revealed that Nirvana was built to protect Celica. The younger sister questioned about having a bodyguard so Nine reminded her that she ran away from Ishana and caused a great deal of trouble for everyone. Shortly afterwards, Nine chanted a spell to make Nirvana recognise Celica as the target she must protect. As Celica bounded away upstairs to prepare dinner with her new guardian, Nine opened up a hidden section in her workshop, revealing Kushinada's Lynchpin behind it. She lamented over having to use the power of the Lynchpin.[12]

Together with the other Six Heroes, Nine formulated a plan to launch a sneak attack on the Black Beast as soon as it awoke from its slumber. They knew it would come from one of the cauldrons in Eastern Europe although were unsure were exactly which one it would come from. Nine insisted that Celica be present in the meeting since she was wary of Seven and Eight's plans for her. The witch asked Valkenhayn if they could rely on Rachel to teleport their units across the battlefield, but the vampire herself appeared to deny the request. Nine furrowed her brow and asked if the fate of humanity was just a game to the girl, unaware that Rachel herself could not intervene even if she wanted to. They learned from Rachel, however, that the Beast was likely to appear wherever Celica would be.[13]

Take-Mikazuchi's aftermath

Celica insisted that she act as a decoy, and Nine, although angry, eventually gave into the idea so long as Nirvana and Hakumen were guarding her. The heroes arrived in Eastern Europe with Ars Magus battalions gathered from across the world. Nine surveyed her surroundings - a barren desert with no vegetation nor water for miles - and was given reassurance from Trinity that Celica would be okay. Given command over the Ars Magus unit that were made from the best aptitude candidates in the world, Nine turned to the battlefield. When the Black Beast finally appeared, she lost her breath.

Hakumen was knocked away by the Beast and both Nine and her battalion covered him with lightning strikes. She saw an unusual circle appear near Celica and teleported back to headquarters, finding Trinity and amplified her vision, finding both Seven and Eight beside the girl and summoning the Take-Mikazuchi. She watched as Take-Mikazuchi forced the Beast to retreat from the raw power it demonstrated, but that was none of her concern, all Nine cared about was Celica. Running to the top of the hill where Celica lay unconscious, Nine found her in Nirvana's arms. She carried her sister as the other Six Heroes came to her side. Still in shock, Nine explained that it was a Nox Nyctores, something that she had created.[14]

At the end of the Dark War, Nine and Jubei helped Celica build a church over the remains of the final battle with the Black Beast. There, they revealed that they wanted to get married at the church, and the three of them sat down with tea to discuss the wedding together, happily drinking tea gifted by Trinity.[15]

Variable Heart

Alongside Hazama, Nine watched as Meifang Lapislazuli fought against Mai Natsume and Jin Kisaragi near the cauldron in the 11th Hierarchical City of Shinatsu. She saw the event through, watching as Meifang, even with her army of Fuzzy, lost against the duo. With the Colonel's failed attempt to turn herself into a Nox Nyctores, Nine left with the unsatisfied Hazama.[16]

Chrono Phantasma

Chrono Phantasma

Phantom was given the objective of dealing with Take-Mikazuchi by Izanami. She joined the Imperator as they went to the burned remains of Celica's church. Both Ragna and Rachel were there, and she pinned the vampire to the ground using Gravity Seed. When Ragna lunged at Izanami, Phantom bound him, restricting his movement. Both Phantom and the Imperator teleported away on Izanami's command. [17]

Hazama later commanded Phantom to teleport Ragna and Hakumen to different locations, and she sent Ragna to battle against Nu-13. This event was undone by Izanami's Phenomenon Intervention, but Ragna's injuries from the battle persisted.[18] She later teleported Terumi away from the Colosseum, seeing Kokonoe and Celica – she stopped for a second, looking at them both before teleporting herself and Terumi back to Ishana.[19] Under Izanami's orders, Phantom destroyed Takamagahara.[20] Later on, Phantom and Izanami took themselves to the NOL branch in Yabiko, pinning down Kagura Mutsuki, Jin Kisaragi, Hibiki Kohaku, and Homura Amanohokosaka. Phantom watched as Izanami abdicated her position as the Imperator.

Phantom teleported Izanami away and witnessed Take-Mikazuchi being pulled from orbit back onto the planet. Jubei attempted to attack the former Imperator but Phantom's restraints were released by Izanami and she was allowed free reign to attack her husband. The husband and wife battled, but the victor is unknown.[21] As Phantom, she returned to Izanami's side afterward and teleported Hakumen to an unknown location. [22]

Sector Seven

Izanami and Phantom teleported again some time afterwards, instead finding themselves at the church again with Celica standing before them. Phantom gazed at her little sister before being commanded to teleport them out of the area once more.[23]

Six Heroes

Phantom appeared to save Terumi from Hakumen and Jubei. Before she left, she stared at Celica, but left when Hakumen went to attack her. She later trapped Hakumen and Platinum in Barrier: Infinite Corridor and created a shadow of Hazama with her pure hatred for him and Terumi. When Hakumen and Trinity broke the spell, they found Phantom staring straight at them, her shadowy figure alone in front of an NOL building. The two of them revealed her true form as Nine, but she was burning with the aura of murderous intent.[24]

Central Fiction

Arcade Mode

The true form of "Phantom" who dissolved the spell binding her to Izanami's will. She was once known as Nine, one of the Six Heroes.[25]

Act 2: Nightmare Memory

Stage 3: Kokonoe

Rail Station
The 6th hierarchical city -YABIKO- Block.06

Kokonoe: You're...!? Nine the Phantom...?

Nine: Aww, you're making Mommy sad. You used to call me "Mother" don't you remember? Then again... That was almost a hundred years ago. And right now, I think I'm more like a daughter than you are. You know... I hated my parents, too. They were arrogant and selfish. Hehe, just like me, I suppose. ...Really. It's the parts you wish they don't take after, that they end up being. Your distasteful patterns of thought... Same thing. You won't choose your means if it's for your goal. Oh, I understand the logic, but... I can't forgive you for getting HER involved.

Kokonoe: Her...? Is this something another me did?

Nine: Your memories might be hazy, but it doesn't change what you've done. If presented with the same options now, I doubt you would do any different. You are, after all... my daughter. Right, Kokonoe?

Kokonoe: ...!?

Nine: And bad girls need a little punishment... from time to time...

<Nine the Phantom Victory>

Kokonoe: K'uh... One of the Six Heroes, Nine...

Nine: Stop wasting your time plotting. You're only going to regret it. No matter what you do, the world is going to collapse. Taking all of your little shcemes with it.

Kokonoe: The world... collapse? Don't tell me you're the cause of the all the bizarre occurences in this world!? What do you want from us, Mother!?

Nine: Aww, Kokonoe dearest. Don't make Mother angry. Don't ask too many questions or I might just... KILL you.

Stage 6: Celica A. Mercury

Varubtuke Source
Between WADATSUMI and KAZAMOTSU

Nine: I've looked all over for you, Celica. I let my eyes off of you for a second, and you're off to who knows where!?

Celica: T-Tell me...! Why are you with those scary people? Are you trying to destroy the world with them?

Nine: Ahh, don't look so sad. You're the last person I want to hurt... ...Soon, the world will transform. I hoped you wouldn't have to witness that... That's why you should come with em...

Celica: Tell me. Are you the one doing scary things? If you are, I want you to stop.

Nine: You don't need to know that... You just need to stay by my side.

Celica: ...That's what you always say, Sister. But, this is the first time it's made me so... sad.

Nine: ...Don't disobey me. If you do, I won't be choosy about how...

<Nine the Phantom Victory>

'Celica: Sister, please stop this...

Nine: There's no need for you to worry... I'll make sure you're safe. You don't need to be in pain any longer. ...I'll make sure that tragedy will never repeat itself.

Stage 7: Ragna the Bloodedge

WADATSUMI-JŌ
The 8th hierarchical city -WADATSUMI- Block.09

Ragna: Hey, you're the one from back...!

Nine: You're still wandering around here? So... you think you can kill Izanami?

Ragna: ...Hah, haven't even found her. So what's your deal? What are you plotting. I know you're the one who teleported all of us here, right?

Nine: Please... Don't stare at me with those combative eyes... You're making my heart ache. ...I want to kill you so badly. Who knokws if I'll be able to suppress this feeling any longer.

Ragna: ...!?

<Nine the Phantom Victory>

Nine: If only you never existed... I fyou weren't here, the world wouldn't be the way it is! If only you...!

Ragna: G'uh...

Nine: Sure, if killing you would change anything, I'd do it in a heartbeat! How rotten is this world!? I mean really!?

Ragna: What... the hell...!? I don't understand a word you're saying!

Nine: ...It's coming. Why don't you STAY down and watch the world end as you crawl around on the surface...

Stage 8: Hakumen

Sight of Gods
Central Core

Nine: ...I had a feeling you'd show.

Hakumen: Nine.

Nine: All our fates are intertwined on the Day of Reckoning. I wouldn't want some specter from ages past getting in my way.

Hakumen: The pot calling the kettle black... Hah. Why do you assist Izanami. And why do you so desire the Day of Reckoning!?

Nine: I thought that would be obvius... Because it pissed me off! A world that lives and dies by the will of some girl!? This twisted world is better off gone. Wouldn't you agree...? Are you not here to right the wrongs of the world? ...But doing things your way, the world won't change. It's too far gone to fix it, so it needs to be destroyed and recreated!

Hakumen: ...I believe you've spent too much time in the Boundary. Your wits have left you. Before you end this world, I shall end you...Phantom.

Nine: My thoughts exactly, little hero.

<Nine the Phantom Victory>

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Nine: You haven't changed after all these years... Kill everyone you meet. Do you really think that'll bring about change!? Fool! You and I... ... have lost so many people we hold dear. Because of that weak mind of yours...

Hakumen: And that is the reason you assist Terumi? You disappoint me, Nine.

Nine: Ha-! You twist my actions... Well, then let me open your eyes! I'll show you exactly... ...how POINTLESS your actions are!

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Hakumen: That's...

Nine: ...One of the chosen that defeated Izanami and obtained the Azure. The Azure takes ones of the chosen's wishes... ...and materializes it in this world. ...But...

Nine: ...the world that's created is both heartless and cruel. Like the one we live in now. No one's wishes will be granted.

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Nine: The world will once more return to the Azure and rebuild itself, endlessly.

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Nine: It doesn't matter who the chosen one is... The cycle is endless.

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Nine: Why? Because there is a single person who stands above the rest. She can unconsciously change the state of this world. To the same thing it always is. Until she's removed from the picture. The world won't change... You understand now? She's the world, itself. She needs to die for others' worlds to be realized... Noel Vermillion...!

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Nine Act 2 END

Act 3: The Replacement Blue

Stage 3: Noel Vermillion

Hanging Gardens -After-
The 13th hierarchical city -KAGUTSUCHI- AREA No-2

Noel: Y-You're...!

Nine: Hehehe... You've been running all this time? From people who want to kill you? How does it feel? Familiar faces wishing for your destruction. Fighting against each other to have their dream made real. You must've grown tired of such a shameful world... It's toxic, really.

Noel: Do you want me to deny everything in this world? You know that my doing so will destroy everything... But right now, I don't have such strength... I don't understand what you're thinking... Why are you here?

Nine: What a talkative little doll... I don't like how calm you are right now. You need to understand how powerless you are in the grand scheme... Some things can't be conquered with strong intentions alone! I'll make sure you never forget!

<Nine the Phantom Victory>

Noel: Uh... ah...

Nine: I'm not going to finish you. You should open those eyes wide and take it all in... Your predicament. Your absurdity.

Noel: Absurdity...?

Nine: We'll meet again... as soon as you realize how heartless this world actually is. Foolish little doll. Oh, and one more thing... You know, I'm incapable of killing you. So live... live and suffer. I won't forgive you if you just die on me.

Stage 6: Carl Clover

Grave Marker of Bases
The 5th hierarchical city -IBUKIDO- Block.00

Nine: Carl Clover... I'm afraid I need you to give me back Nirvana.

Carl: ...I refuse. Although, I'm fairy certain you already knew the answer to that before you asked.

Nine: I thought you were smarter than that... Looks like I need to put you back in place, child.

Carl: I fail to see your logic... You could have easily created a new one from scratch. Why are you so attached to the ones in existence?

Nine: Nirvana's very well put togheter. I've used special alloys for her nails, and it's not something I can easily reproduce. Besides... What I really want isn't the body. It's what's inside... her core.

Carl: Core...? The core of a Nox Nyctores? What use do you have for a spiritual vessel?

Nine: Aww, your answer's no fun. You're becoming just like "him." I think that's enough chit-chat... Very soon you're going to WANT to give her to me.

<Nine the Phantom Victory>

Nine: Still putting up a fight? I might actually kill you...

Carl: I'd never let you have her... My sister is inside her! C'mon, Sis... Let's get out of here!

Nine: ...Hehe... Hahahaha... "Sister?" You call that child your sister... Oh, you make me laugh. She's only a weapon, her entire existence... Don't treat her like she's anything more.

Stage 7: Jin Kisaragi

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

Jin: I thought I sensed a dark presence... Nine the Phantom.

Nine: Why, hello there Hero. Perfect timing... I was going to have you give me back the Yukianesa.

Trinity: Nine... What do you intend to do with all the Nox Nyctores? Without one to wield them, what you are doing serves no purpose.

Nine: Oh? I thought you would know, Trinity... What happens when you collect all the Nox Nyctores. You've seen it before, too.

Trinity: Don't tell me... You intend to bring that back...!? No, Jin... You must stop Nine no matter what! She cannot have all the Nox Nyctores...!

Jin: That was my intent. I don't care who stands in my way... I will remove them.

<Nine the Phantom Victory>

Jin: Tch... I can't spend any more strength here...

Nine: You were prepared to withdraw...? I'm not letting you get away so easily, boy. Buuut, on second thought... This presence... Hehehe, yes. I should probably at least say "hi" while he's here.

Stage 8: Relius Clover

Disappearance
The 8th hierarchical city -WADATSUMI- MissingBlock

Nine: I've made all the preparations on my end. How are you doing?

Relius: No problems. Now, we wait for the Successor to meet her fate.

Nine:Which reminds me... I ran into your son. He was like a carbon copy of you... It made me want to beat the crap out of him.

Relius: Oh? He's grown so old that even the Great Sage Nine would present a compliment... I look forward to his future.

Nine:...Say, Relius Clover. We're not far from the Day of Reckoning, and the end of this world... ...When that happens, you and I will become enemies. After the same thing... right? There will be a time when either your god or mine will create the new world...

Relius: ...Continue.

Nine:Simple. We'll both be busy after the world ends, so... I thought this might be the last opportunity I get to beat the shit out of you. How about we settle who's more suited to create the new world?

<Nine the Phantom Victory>

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Nine: This world is going to be denied, and once the Master Unit is destroyed... The world and its system will disappear.

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Nine: A new god will appear in the blank space... ...And she will create a new world.

Relius: God is only the system that will manage the world. Creating the system means... ...Creating the god... The only problem is... What kind of god to build?

Nine: I've had enough of our disobedient Master Unit... ...And arrogant Takamagahara... I am going to create an entity with no emotion. A system that won't alter the course of the world from feelings or thoughts. Humans have more than enough emotion in the world.

Relius: Your hatred of our "god" led you to create an unbiased idol...

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Nine: I wasn't born to become a god's plaything... ...Or for the sake of this world, either. No one can tug on my strings to make me dance. It doesn't matter if you are the gods... No one should have that much power! I'm not here for Father or Mother, or my sister... We're not acting out someone's comedy! I'll smash it all...

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Nine: This pathetic world that doll created. This is how I intend to slay the gods!

Relius: I see... That's why you're after the core... Nox Nyctores' cores were created by shattering a single core into the fragments it is now... Uniting them will unleash its full power. Even I have not yet seen it in its complete form. I look forward to witnessing this power... ...Said to equal even that of the Black Beast.

Nine: I wasn't doing this for your entertainment, but... Regardless, I'll put on a show you'll never forget. After I complete the core, I'll use the seithr inside the Embryo... ...To destroy the Master Unit. The chaos I create... ...Will put an end to this mad world...!

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Standing over the defeated Ragna

Nine entered the embryo, keeping her memories and free of Izanami's contract. She absolved to finally bring about her new world and to stop Izanami at all costs. In there, she found Carl Clover and began mocking him over his father. She told him that Relius was partially responsible for the beginning of the Dark War [26] She began using the Phantom Field as a base of operations, specifically Purgatorium. At some point, she created multiple illusions to taunt Hakumen over the Dark War [27] Eventually, she summoned Ragna, and the two battled. She won, and told him to defeat Izanami as she had to the chosen, and used phenomenon intervention to send him back to Embryo. [28]

Using phenomenon intervention, she teleported all the chosen to the Embryo's version of Ikaruga and emitted a voice telling them to defeat Izanami and claim their piece of the Azure. [29] She found Relius, and they talked about the Nox's and how to remove the Tsukuyomi Unit from guarding Amaterasu. Nine claimed that by retrieving the other Nox's, she can remove their cores and make Take-Mikazuchi even more powerful than before. [30] She later found Nu-13 attempting to retrieve the Rettenjo from Bang Shishigami and interrupted their fight, making it a three-way battle. Unfortunately for her, Bang managed to flee with his Nox and its core. [31] She used the Requiem to constantly move Ragna through possibilities.

Later, Nine found a group consisting of Jubei, Iron Tager, Kokonoe, Jin, Ragna, Celica, Rachel, and Trinity entering her workshop. She fought Jubei, who was standing guard, defeated him, and threw him into the group. She explained that she was going to end the world, with Requiem becoming its replacement God. She told the group of the Dark War, and during its aftermath, how it should have been impossible to create Ars Magus in such a short space of time. She then told them of the Prime Field War and how the world as they know it came to exist before finally fighting Ragna – the battle was going her way for a great portion of it, but Nine was distracted by looking at Celica, which bought the Grim Reaper enough time to gravely wound her and steal her dream. Jubei and Celica rushed to her side, and she promised them that she would meet them in the afterlife. [32]

Nine passes away with a smile

Izanami came to her workshop, making Nine use the Radiance of Extinguishment, allowing her to both activate Requiem and bind Izanami. Nu entered, and was stopped by Jubei, who rushed to her side to protect his wife. Nine gave Ragna a warning that they would have one week until the space-time around the workshop would return to normal. She died, dissolving into seithr – her last moments spent being happy that Jubei could protect her one last time. [33]


References

  1. BlazBlue: Phase Shift 1, Chapter 1 - Island of Green Wisdom
  2. BlazBlue: Phase Shift 1, Chapter 2 - Cat of Crimson Sunset
  3. BlazBlue: Phase Shift 1, Chapter 3 - Mind of Azure Deviation
  4. BlazBlue: Phase Shift 1, Chapter 4 - Doubt of Yellow Equilibrium
  5. BlazBlue: Phase Shift 1, Chapter 6 - Voice of Emerald Evil
  6. BlazBlue: Phase 0, Chapter 4 - Chance-met Silver
  7. BlazBlue: Phase 0, Chapter 5 - Sealed Green
  8. BlazBlue: Phase 0, Chapter 6 - Promised Azure
  9. BlazBlue: Phase Shift 1, Prologue
  10. BlazBlue: Phase Shift 2, Chapter 1 - White Blade, A Flower
  11. BlazBlue: Phase Shift 2, Chapter 2 - Purple Ones, Their Theory
  12. BlazBlue: Phase Shift 2, Chapter 3 - Scarlet Guardian, the Doll
  13. BlazBlue: Phase Shift 2, Chapter 4 - Indigo Heart, the Conception
  14. BlazBlue: Phase Shift 2, Chapter 5 - Black Beast, Reappears
  15. BlazBlue: Phase 0, Epilogue
  16. BlazBlue: Variable Heart, Chapter 18
  17. BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, Story Mode, Chrono Phantasma, Episode 1: Unexpected Encounters
  18. BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, Story Mode, Chrono Phantasma, Episode 7: Ragna, The Wanderer
  19. BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, Story Mode, Chrono Phantasma, Episode 15: The Truth
  20. BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, Story Mode, Chrono Phantasma, Episode 16: Kushinada's Lynchpin
  21. BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, Story Mode, Chrono Phantasma, Episode 17: Doomsday
  22. BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, Story Mode, Episode 18: Beginning of the End
  23. BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, Story Mode, Sector Seven, Episode 3: The Melancholy of Celica
  24. BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, Story Mode, Six Heroes, Episode 8: Bonds of Fate
  25. BlazBlue: Central Fiction Consumer Edition Official Site (JP), Story - Nine the Phantom
  26. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Story Mode, Episode 003, Chapter 021, Sub Scenario 1
  27. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Story Mode, Episode 004, Chapter 027, Sub Scenario 1
  28. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Story Mode, Episode 004, Chapter 034
  29. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Episode 005, Chapter 036
  30. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Story Mode, Episode 005, Chapter 039, Sub Scenario 1
  31. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Story Mode, Episode 006, Chapter 050, Sub Scenario 1
  32. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Story Mode, Episode 010, Chapter 081
  33. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Story Mode, Episode 010, Chapter 082