"Heh heh heh... Suffer for eternity... Ragna the Bloodedge... Heh heh heh... Hahahahaha!!!"
Takehaya Susano'o of Mikoto
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger (non-playable)
BlazBlue: Phase Shift 1
Yuuki Terumi (ユウキ＝テルミ), in reality the God Susano'o, is the main antagonist of the BlazBlue series. He is a cruel spirit who lusts for the destruction of everything he touches, relentlessly murdering and torturing those who cross him. He founded both the Novus Orbis Librarium and Sector Seven and was responsible for the incident that ruins Ragna's life.
Physically, Terumi’s human form looks nearly identical to Hazama, with some notable differences — his hair stands straight up and his snakelike eyes are open. Most of Terumi’s clothing in his human form is identical to Hazama’s, but, in place of Hazama’s black coat and fedora, Terumi wears a long, hooded yellow cloak covered in black markings. The short sleeves of his cloak are large and have engraved metal plates attached to them. Terumi also wears his tie untied.
Terumi’s “ghost form” is a simple black-and-green humanoid shape with long arms, a glowing green spot on his chest, and a face consisting of a wide smile and a single red eye. During his Astral Heat, Terumi’s ghost form transforms to resemble Susano'o.
In the BlazBlue: Phase Shift series, Terumi wears similar clothing to his human form in the main BlazBlue series, except instead of Hazama’s suit, he wears Kazuma’s uniform.
He seems impulsive and shallow-sighted, but is actually crafty and clear-minded. Cold and cruel, he truly enjoys "despair" and "destruction" from the bottom of his heart.
Terumi has been described as "absolute evil", with "no margin for sympathy". He is an amoral, sadistic psychopath who lives for nothing more than causing suffering for others and experiencing the joy doing so gives him. Due to his nature as a god, he sees himself as superior to humans, viewing them like insects which he can “play” with for his own sick pleasure.
He gives off the impression acting suddenly and without forethought, but in truth, Terumi is a master manipulator skilled at playing a long game to achieve his goals. He is effective at tricking and lying to people and has manipulated multiple organizations into playing a part in his schemes.
Ultimately, Terumi desires nothing more than the destruction of everything his “sister” Amaterasu has created, and wishes to create a new world in his image, full of despair and suffering.
Powers & Techniques
One of the Six Heroes that defeated the Black Beast, and the true identity behind the man who occupies Hazama. Incidentally, he also created the Azure Grimoire, which is what caused the Black Beast’s appearance.
He attacked the church where Ragna, Jin and Saya sought refuge, and gravely wounds Ragna in the process. He kills the Sister, and takes Jin and Saya with him, throwing Ragna into a pit of despair.
He might look like a nutcase form the outside, but there is a meaning behind his actions and he is quite clever. We are dealing with a man who simply lives for the destruction and screams of his victims.
During the Dark War, he loses his flesh upon the revival of the Black Beast but is then able to conceal himself in the body of Kazuma Kval, thanks to Relius’s careful tactics.
After being restrained by Valkenhayn, he is confined inside the Alucard Manor. But is freed when the Black Beast runs rampant by the hands of Nine, who regards his knowledge to high standards. He is kept under control of her spell.
With his cunning and ability to manipulate people, Terumi pulls the strings from behind the curtains, aiding in the establishment of both the NOL and Sector Seven. Furthermore, he kills or nullifies half of the Six Heroes with his own hands. He is sealed away only at the hands of Jubei and Hakumen…combined. Currently, Takamagahara’s system allows him to exist in the human realm, albeit only mentally.
After, he forces Noel, who now has the Eyes of the Azure, to acknowledge his presence, binding his exsistance into the realm as we know it. He has revived, completely.
Since, he still uses Hazama’s body, and carries out his missions alongside Relius and the Imperator. But, he is once more torn by Trinity’s mental attack using Muchorin’s powers.
Appearances in other Media
- In an interview with series creator Toshimichi Mori in the BlazBlue: Central Fiction Official Setting Material Collection, he describes having designed Terumi to be absolutely evil without exception. This would leave no room for sympathy.
- ArcSystemWorks livestream, 02/15/2018
- BlazBlue: Central Fiction Consumer Edition Official Site (JP), Yuuki Terumi
- BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Official Site (US), Yuuki Terumi
- BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Official Site (EU), Yuuki Terumi
- BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Library Mode, character #025
- BlazBlue: Central Fiction Official Setting Material Collection, Toshimichi Mori interview