"Even I must become no more than a puppet that births 'death.'"
Tenjo Amanohokosaka (天ノ矛坂テンジョウ), commonly referred to as Lord Tenjo, is one of the previous Imperator's of the Novus Orbis Librarium. She is the mentor of Bang Shishigami and Kagura Mutsuki, and the mother of Homura Amanohokosaka. She was assassinated during the Ikaruga Civil War by Jin Kisaragi.
Tenjo has large, deep red eyes, and long purple hair. White skin, pale lips, and eyelashes the same colour as her hair - her eyelids look as if they could fall at any moment, and most would think she was beautiful. To Jin Kisaragi, she looks exactly like his sister, Saya.
Towards the end of her life, Tenjo wears long white robes with red patterned lines running across it. On top of this she wears a purple robe, the same colour as her hair - both of these robes run down past her feet. On her head, she wears a small purple beret with multiple ornaments adorning it. She is last seen wearing a white mask with a red emblem near the eyes and nose; it covers her entire face.
As a child, Tenjo wore this same beret, and much smaller versions of the robes she would wear in adulthood. They seemed too big for her as a child.
She spoke with a dignified aura, using older words and showing no fear in the face of death. Tenjo cared greatly for her people and her child, Homura, and would go above and beyond for them both. Tenjo despised war and conflict, but ultimately blamed herself for the start of the Ikaruga Civil War, and blamed her own powerlessness.
Powers and Techniques
An Arts user who uses charms to fight, almost suggesting that she is a practitioner of Exorcism. Tenjo has a weak body, and uses her mask as a filter for seithr. Despite her physical fragility, she has a remarkably strong soul, remaining inside both the Rettenjo and then Kushinada's Lynchpin, and is able to activate the latter. As her dreams were taken from her by Ragna, it is possible that even after death, she was still marked as one of the chosen.
BlazBlue 10th Anniversary Official Site Profile
Former head of both the Ikaruga Federation and the 8th Hierarchical City “Wadatsumi.” Tenjo's assassination by Jin ended the civil war. Her true identity is...
- In the BlazBlue 10th Anniversary Character Poll, Tenjo placed 70th out of the 84 candidates, tying with Hinata Himezuru. She scored one place above Yuki Himezuru and Akane Teruhiko, and one place below Seven. She had 15 votes.
- In the Japanese versions of all games, Tenjo's gender was never disclosed, and in English localisation, she was considered male before the release of BlazBlue: Spiral Shift – Hero of the Frozen Blade confirmed that Tenjo was a woman.
- BlazBlue 10th Anniversary Site (JP), Tenjo Amanohokosaka