BlazBlue :: Calamity Trigger
                                                         Quick Story Mode Guide
                                                           ver 0.16 \\ 07.10.09
                                                                   by fallacies

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[0000]                                                              \\ Contents
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                                            0000   Contents

                                            1000   Introduction

                             [ 1st Tier ]   0001   Ragna the Bloodedge
                                            0002   Jin Kisaragi
                                            0003   Noel Vermillion
                                            0004   Rachel Alucard

                             [ 2nd Tier ]   0005   Taokaka
                                            0006   Iron Tager
                                            0007   Arakune
                                            0008   Litchi Faye Ling

                             [ 3rd Tier ]   0009   Bang Shishigami
                                            0010   Carl Clover

                             [ 0th Tier ]   0011   Hakumen
                                            0012   v-13

                             [ -Finale- ]   0013   True End

                                            2000   Notes & Credits

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[1000]                                                          \\ Introduction
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This is a quick and simple non-spoiler guide to the Story Modes in the Home 
Edition of "BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger" for XBox 360 and PS3. Game contents and
character profiles described herein are property of Arc System Works and other
copyright holders.

This file is best viewed with equal-width font, and is searchable with use of
the 4-digit addresses listed in the Table of Contents. Any comments, questions,
or corrections for this guide may be submitted to:

   [ hoihoisan(at)gmail.com ]

The format of this guide should be self-explanatory. At the top right of each
Story Mode section, there is a simple chart that diagrams plot flow. If further
clarification is needed, please send me an email. 

Characters are listed in the Contents by "tier," organized by their relevance
to the core plot. "0th Tier" Story Modes are unlocked on completion of all
prior storylines (100% Completion not required). The "True End" is unlocked on
completion of "0th Tier."

All events must be viewed in order to obtain 100% completion of a given Story 
Mode. This means that, with the exception of events in the True End, every 
victory and loss must be experienced once. Completion of the True End Story 
Mode, on the other hand, entails only that every battle is won. Obtaining 100% 
completion unlocks interviews with the Japanese voice actors that worked on the
game and pictures in the Gallery. This guide may be used as a checklist for 
progress toward story completion.

Incidentally, though the character profiles included at the beginning of each
of the sections below are official, a number of them are either no longer 
accurate or outright invalidated by the Story Mode. Take what you read here 
with a grain of salt. It might be helpful to clear Arcade Mode first -- a brief
characterization section is appended to the end of each Arcade Mode, meant to
supplement the player's understanding of the characters.

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[0001]                                       Ragna the Bloodedge \\ Grim Reaper
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           Height: 185 cm                               1
           Weight: 78 kg                                |
        Birthdate: March 3                              2
       Birthplace: Unknown                             / \
       Blood Type: B                                3-1   3-2
             Race: Human                             |     |
          Hobbies: Cooking (good at roasting        4-1   4-2
                   meat)                             |     |
           Values: His silver bracelet              5-1   5-2
            Likes: Meat dishes                      END
         Dislikes: Ghosts, the NOL

           Emblem: http://tinyurl.com/emb01-rgn

The SS-class criminal known as the "Grim Reaper". He fights endlessly against
the government, determined to destroy them. With a grimoire said to have 
unparalleled power in his possession, the price on his head is the highest on
record for a single person.

He has the ability to act on what he believes, but seldom plans ahead or thinks
about what might happen next. He usually relies on brute strength to see him
through most problems and has a tendency to rush headlong into trouble. He has
a foul mouth and often draws attention to himself, whether he wants to or not.
Deep down, however, he's not a bad person and doesn't seem to care much about
being the most wanted person in the world.

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 1 

vs. Rachel
             Finish: Go to [Stage 2]
  Distortion Finish: DF Counter +1
                     Go to [Stage 2]
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 2 

          Encounter: Arakune

vs. Arakune
             Finish: Continue to Choice
  Distortion Finish: DF Counter +1
                     Continue to Choice
               Lose: Game Over 

        Choice 1 --> Go to [Stage 3, Path 1]
        Choice 2 --> Go to [Stage 3, Path 2]

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 3 | Path 1

vs. Jin
             Finish: Go to [Stage 4, Path 1]
  Distortion Finish: DF Counter +1
                     Go to [Stage 4, Path 1]
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[         | Path 2

vs. Taokaka
             Finish: Go to [Stage 4, Path 2]
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 4 | Path 1

vs. Hakumen
             Finish: Go to [Stage 5, Path 1]
  Distortion Finish: DF Counter +1
                     Go to [Stage 5, Path 1]
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[         | Path 2

vs. Bang
             Finish: Go to [Stage 5, Path 2]
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 5 | Path 1

If DF = 0, vs. Black Noel
             Finish: Grim Reaper End
               Lose: Grim Reaper End

If DF = 0 < X < 4, vs. v-13
             Finish: Grim Reaper End
               Lose: Game Over

If DF = 4, vs. Black Ragna
             Finish: Game Over
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[         | Path 2

vs. Hakumen
             Finish: Alternative Truth
               Lose: Game Over

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[0002]                                               Jin Kisaragi \\ False Hero
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           Height: 178 cm                        1----------
           Weight: 61 kg                         |         |
        Birthdate: February 14                  2-1       2-2
       Birthplace: England (?)                   |        / \
       Blood Type: A                            3-1   3-2a   3-2b
             Race: Human                         |     |      |
          Hobbies: Collecting vintage           4-1   4-2a   4-2b
                   motorcycles                   |     |      |
           Values: Nothing                      5-1-----     5-2b
            Likes: Being left alone             END          END
         Dislikes: Weaklings, meat dishes

           Emblem: http://tinyurl.com/emb02-jin

An NOL soldier who, for his achievements in past battles, earned himself the 
title of "Hero". Nonetheless, one day he decided to disobey his orders and head
for the 13th Hierarchical City, Kagutsuchi alone ... as if being drawn in by 
something. He is Ragna's brother.

Almost always calm and collected, this man has no interest in the affairs of
others. As a soldier and a commander, his accomplishments are second to none.
Beneath his icy facade, Jin is actually very ambitious and is prone to being
jealous of the success of others. He obsesses over anything that catches his
interest.

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 1 

vs. Bang
             Finish: Continue to Choice
               Lose: Game Over

        Choice 1 --> Go to [Stage 2, Path 1]
        Choice 2 --> Go to [Stage 2, Path 2]

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 2 | Path 1

vs. Carl
             Finish: Go to [Stage 3, Path 1]
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[         | Path 2

vs. Tager
             Finish: Go to [Stage 3, Path 2a]
               Lose: Go to [Stage 3, Path 2b]

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 3 | Path 1

vs. Noel
             Finish: Go to [Stage 4, Path 1]
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[         | Path 2a

vs. Noel
             Finish: Go to [Stage 4, Path 2a]
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[         | Path 2b

vs. Rachel
             Finish: Go to [Stage 4, Path 2b]
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 4 | Path 1

vs. Ragna
             Finish: Go to [Stage 5, Path 1]
               Lose: Alternative Truth

------------------------------------------------------------[         | Path 2a

vs. Ragna
             Finish: Go to [Stage 5, Path 1]
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[         | Path 2b

vs. Ragna
             Finish: Go to [Stage 5, Path 2b]
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 5 | Path 1

vs. v-13
             Finish: False Hero End
               Lose: Alternative Truth

------------------------------------------------------------[         | Path 2b

vs. v-13
             Finish: vs. Hakumen
               Lose: Alternative Truth

vs. Hakumen
             Finish: False Hero End
               Lose: Game Over

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[0003]                                            Noel Vermillion \\ Lost Child
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           Height: 157 cm                               1
           Weight: 48 kg                                |
         Birthday: December 25                          2
       Birthplace: Switzerland                         / \
       Blood Type: A                                3-1   3-2
             Race: Human                             |     |
          Hobbies: Shopping via the internet        4-1   4-2
                   (so she doesn't have to           |     |
                   meet people), writing poems      5-1   5-2
                   (never shows them to             END
                   anyone)         
           Values: Parents / Family
            Likes: Anything cute 
         Dislikes: Bugs, especially ones with 
                   lots of legs

           Emblem: http://tinyurl.com/emb03-nol

A lieutenant in the Praetorian Guard, the Librarium's elite military force. She
is a member of the noble Vermillion family. While at the academy, she 
demonstrated exceptional skill in combat and was placed in Jin Kisaragi's 
command at a very young age. She soon discovered that being around Jin made her
uncomfortable. She was secretly ordered to retrieve Jin after he abandoned his
post. Her head heavy with worries, she heads for the 13th Heirarchical City of
Kagutsuchi.

She appears to be cool-headed and reserved on the surface, but she is actually
very lonely. Unfortunately, she is not very good at interacting with other
people and finds it difficult to make friends. She excels in combat and little
else. Rumor has it her cooking can take out a man even faster than her guns.

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 1 

vs. Carl
             Finish: Go to [Stage 2]
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 2

vs. Tager
             Finish: Go to [Stage 3, Path 1]
  Distortion Finish: DF Counter +1
                     Go to [Stage 3, Path 1]
               Lose: Go to [Stage 3, Path 2]

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 3 | Path 1

vs. Bang
             Finish: Go to [Stage 4, Path 1]
  Distortion Finish: DF Counter +1
                     Go to [Stage 4, Path 1]
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[         | Path 2

vs. Bang
             Finish: Go to [Stage 4, Path 2]
  Distortion Finish: DF Counter +1
                     Go to [Stage 4, Path 2]
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 4 | Path 1

vs. Jin
             Finish: Go to [Stage 5, Path 1]
  Distortion Finish: DF Counter +1
                     Go to [Stage 5, Path 1]
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[         | Path 2

vs. Taokaka
             Finish: Go to [Stage 5, Path 2]
  Distortion Finish: DF Counter +1
                     Go to [Stage 5, Path 2]
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 5 | Path 1

vs. v-13
  If DF < 3, Finish: Alternative Truth
  If DF = 3, Finish: Lost Child End
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[         | Path 2

vs. Litchi
  If DF < 3, Finish: Alternative Truth
  If DF = 3, Finish: Alternative Truth
               Lose: Game Over

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[0004]                                              Rachel Alucard \\ Bystander
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           Height: 145 cm                                 1
           Weight: 31 kg                                 / \
         Birthday: October 31                         2-1   2-2
       Birthplace: Transylvania                        |     |
       Blood Type: Unknown                            3-1   3-2
             Race: Vampire                            / \
          Hobbies: Teatime (her favorite          4-1a   4-1b
                   pastries are milk crepes              END
                   and financiers)
           Values: Time, her Meissen teacup
            Likes: Sweet things (Especially
                   cake)
         Dislikes: Being bored, bell peppers

           Emblem: http://tinyurl.com/emb04-rch

Rachel is the current head of the vampire family Alucard. She lives a rather 
mundane life in her castle with only her butler and pets. One day, she decides
to leave for the 13th Hierarchical City of Kagutsuchi, saying only that she is
bored.

As the child of an aristocratic family, she is well-educated and accustomed to
high standards in many aspects of her life. She is normally quiet, but is also
very arrogant and self-centered. She rarely does anything on her own and is
usually accompanied by her servants, Nago and Gii.

However, she treats them rather poorly, and a day out of the castle seldom goes
by without Gii nearly dying.

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 1 

vs. Carl
             Finish: Continue to Choice
               Lose: Game Over

        Choice 1 --> Go to [Stage 2, Path 1]
        Choice 2 --> Go to [Stage 2, Path 2]

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 2 | Path 1

vs. Noel
             Finish: Go to [Stage 3, Path 1]
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[         | Path 2

vs. Bang
             Finish: Go to [Stage 3, Path 2]
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 3 | Path 1

vs. Hakumen
             Finish: Continue to Choice
               Lose: Game Over

        Choice 1 --> Go to [Stage 4, Path 1a]
        Choice 2 --> Go to [Stage 4, Path 1b]

------------------------------------------------------------[         | Path 2

vs. Arakune
             Finish: Alternative Truth
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 4 | Path 1a

vs. Ragna
             Finish: Alternative Truth
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[         | Path 1b

vs. Tager
             Finish: Bystander End
               Lose: Game Over

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[0005]                                                Taokaka \\ Innocent Heart
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           Height: 165 cm                                 0
           Weight: 42 kg                                 / \
         Birthday: February 22                        1-1   1-2
       Birthplace: Kagutsuchi (Kaka Village)           |     |
       Blood Type: O                                  2-1   2-2
             Race: Lycanthrope                         |    END
          Hobbies: Taking naps, food (steamed         / \
                   buns)                          3-1a   3-1b
           Values: Friends                         |      |
            Likes: Big fish                       4-1a   4-1b 
         Dislikes: Squigglies (?)                         |
                                                          5
           Emblem: http://tinyurl.com/emb05-tao

A member of the Kaka clan that lives in the lower layers of Kagutsuchi. Urban
development has obscured the sky over her village, and Taokaka is determined to
bring it back. She has heard that anyone who captures the man "Rawrgna" can get
a lot of "money."

Simple and innocent, with occasional mood swings. She rarely listens to what
people have to say and tends to judge people entirely on first impressions.

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 0

        Choice 1 --> Go to [Stage 1, Path 1]
        Choice 2 --> Go to [Stage 1, Path 2]

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 1 | Path 1

        Choice 1 --> 100% Health Taokaka vs. Ragna
        Choice 2 --> 33% Health Taokaka vs. Ragna

vs. Ragna
             Finish: Go to [Stage 2, Path 1]
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[         | Path 2

vs. Arakune
             Finish: Go to [Stage 2, Path 2]
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 2 | Path 1

        Choice 1 --> vs. Rachel
        Choice 2 --> Go to [Stage 3, Path 1b]

vs. Rachel
             Finish: Go to [Stage 3, Path 1a]
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[         | Path 2

vs. Hakumen
             Finish: Innocent Heart End
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 3 | Path 1a

vs. Noel
             Finish: Go to [Stage 4, Path 1a]
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[         | Path 1b

vs. Mecha-Tager
             Finish: Go to [Stage 4, Path 1b]
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 4 | Path 1a

        Choice 1 --> 100% Health Taokaka vs. Arakune
        Choice 2 --> 25% Health Taokaka vs. Arakune

vs. Arakune
             Finish: Alternative Truth
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[         | Path 1b

vs. Mecha-Kaka
             Finish: Go to [Stage 5]
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 5

        Choice 1 --> Alternative Truth
        Choice 2 --> vs. Bang

vs. Bang
             Finish: Alternative Truth
               Lose: Game Over

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[0006]                                     Iron Tager (TR-009) \\ Blind Warrior
===============================================================================

           Height: 240 cm                               1
           Weight: 550 kg                               |
  Activation Date: November 23 (date                    2
                   cyborgized)                          |
       Birthplace: No record                            3
       Blood Type: Natural Oil                          |
             Race: Cyborg                               4
          Hobbies: Building ships in bottles            |
           Values: Kokonoe                              5
            Likes: Magnets                             END
         Dislikes: Salt water

           Emblem: http://tinyurl.com/emb06-tag

A feared soldier with a massive frame, known as the "Red Devil." No one knows
for sure what he's doing in the 13th Hierarchical City of Kagutsuchi, but 
chances are it has something to do with the rumors about Ragna the Bloodedge.

Bound by his sense of duty and obligation, he executes his missions flawlessly,
given what he has to work with. He is always thinking one step ahead, looking
for an exit strategy. Kokonoe places great faith in him.

He has become known by others as the "Red Devil," but he himself is actually an
easy-going man who dislikes needless conflicts.

***

Path division conditions for Stage 2 currently unconfirmed. One previous 
completion of Iron Tager's storyline seems to make the Distortion Finish result
more likely ... ?

ziltama2k from GameFAQs says:
"For Tager, I was able to reach the Stage 2 alternative truth ending after 
getting the Stage 4 alternative truth ending. Before, my distortion finishes 
weren't triggering the alternative truth ending in Stage 2, but now they are. I
have not gotten the Blind Warrior END yet."

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 1

vs. Taokaka
             Finish: Go to [Stage 2]
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 2

vs. Bang
             Finish: Go to [Stage 3]
  Distortion Finish: Alternative Truth
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 3

vs. Litchi
             Finish: Go to [Stage 4]
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 4

vs. Jin
             Finish: Go to [Stage 5]
               Lose: vs. Arakune

vs. Arakune
             Finish: Alternative Truth
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 5

vs. Hakumen
             Finish: Blind Warrior End
               Lose: Game Over

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[0007]                                                Arakune \\ Solve Equation
===============================================================================

           Height: 20-200 cm                            1
           Weight: 5-1000 kg                            |
         Birthday: April 1                              2
       Birthplace: Unknown                             / \
       Blood Type: Unknown                          3-1   3-2
             Race: Unknown                           |     |
          Hobbies: Unknown                          4-1   4-2
           Values: Knowledge                         |
            Likes: Information                       5
         Dislikes: Ignorance                        END

           Emblem: http://tinyurl.com/emb07-ark

His body teeming with thousand of insects, Arakune walks a path corrupted by 
magic.

He has been living in the lowest levels of Kagutsuchi, attacking the Kaka clan
and any humans foolish enough to visit his sanctuary, but when he detects an
enormous source of power from the levels above, he begins to move.

His mind has been so deeply corrupted that human beings can no longer hope to
understand his thoughts or motives, with one exception: everything he does, he
does in search of knowledge.

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 1

vs. Tager
             Finish: Continue to Choice
               Lose: Game Over

        Choice 1 --> Eat Counter +1
                     Go to [Stage 2]
        Choice 2 --> Go to [Stage 2]

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 2

vs. Taokaka
             Finish: Continue to Choice
               Lose: Game Over

        Choice 1 --> Eat Counter +1
                     Continue to Choice
        Choice 2 --> Continue to Choice

        Choice 1 --> Go to [Stage 3, Path 1]
        Choice 2 --> Go to [Stage 3, Path 2]

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 3 | Path 1

vs. Ragna
             Finish: Continue to Choice
               Lose: Game Over

        Choice 1 --> Eat Counter +1
                     Go to [Stage 4, Path 1]
        Choice 2 --> Go to [Stage 4, Path 1]

------------------------------------------------------------[         | Path 2

vs. Bang
             Finish: Go to [Stage 4, Path 2]
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 4 | Path 1

vs. Litchi
             Finish: Go to [Stage 5]
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[         | Path 2

vs. Noel
             Finish: Alternative Truth
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 5

         If Eat < 3: Alternative Truth

If Eat = 3, vs. Hakumen
             Finish: Solve Equation End
               Lose: Alternative Truth

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[0008]                                               Litchi Faye Ling \\ Excuse
===============================================================================

           Height: 170 cm                               1
           Weight: 58 kg                                |
         Birthday: July 7                               2
       Birthplace: Shanghai                             |
       Blood Type: AB                              -----3-----
             Race: Human                           |    |    |
          Hobbies: Mahjong                        4-1  4-2  4-3
           Values: Her hair, Lao Chiu (the             END
                   panda that lives in her
                   hair)
            Likes: Japanese sake
         Dislikes: Indecisive people

           Emblem: http://tinyurl.com/emb08-lch

A doctor in Orient Town, one of the lower parts of Kagutsuchi. She was 
investigating the bottom layers of the city in search of the creature Arakune,
but rumors of Ragna's appearance have sent her back to the upper layers.

A very straightforward and honest woman, she is loved and respected by everyone
who knows her. Most of the time she is a kind and loving woman, but when she
gets drunk, she gets a little ... insistent.

***

Hidden Prestory Condition:
If Arakune Story Mode is cleared, ARK Counter +1.
100% Completion or "Solve Equation End" are not required.

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 1

vs. Taokaka
             Finish: Go to [Stage 2]
               Lose: Go to [Stage 2]

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 2

        Choice 1 --> vs. Carl
        Choice 2 --> Go to [Stage 3]

vs. Carl
             Finish: Go to [Stage 3]
               Lose: Go to [Stage 3]

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 3

        Choice 1 --> Go to [Stage 4, Path 1]
        Choice 2 --> vs. Ragna
        Choice 3 --> Go to [Stage 4, Path 3]

vs. Ragna
             Finish: Go to [Stage 4, Path 1]
  Distortion Finish: Go to [Stage 4, Path 2]
               Lose: Go to [Stage 4, Path 1]

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 4 | Path 1

        Choice 1 --> Alternative Truth
        Choice 2 --> vs. Noel

vs. Noel
             Finish: Alternative Truth
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[         | Path 2

        Choice 1 --> vs. Arakune
        Choice 2 --> ARK Counter +1
                     vs. Arakune

vs. Arakune
 If ARK < 2, Finish: Game Over
 If ARK = 2, Finish: Excuse End
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[         | Path 3

vs. Bang
             Finish: Alternative Truth
               Lose: Alternative Truth

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[0009]                                                Bang Shishigami \\ Belief
===============================================================================

           Height: 192 cm                                  1
           Weight: 105 kg                                  |
         Birthday: January 1                               2
       Birthplace: Hi no Kuni (the Country of              |
                   Lamps)                            ------3----
       Blood Type: B                                 |         |
             Race: Human                            4-1       4-2
          Hobbies: Training, thinking of            / \        |
                   names for his special        5-1a   5-1b   5-2
                   moves                                      END
           Values: His 55-inch nail (a memento
                   of his master)
            Likes: Justice
         Dislikes: Evil

           Emblem: http://tinyurl.com/emb09-bng

After losing their home in the Ikaruga Civil War, Bang and his clan of ninjas
fled to Kagutsuchi to regroup and wait for a chance to restore their homeland
to its former glory. While in Kagutsuchi, Bang decides to make his debut as a
"Vigilante of Justice." When he learns that Ragna the Bloodedge has come to
Kagutsuchi, he decides to bring the legendary criminal to justice!

A real man, who never compromises in either his duty or his desires. He's very
impulsive, although whether thatfs a good trait or a bad one is open to
interpretation. As he a ninja, he takes good care of his henchmen and
subordinates.

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 1

vs. Tager
             Finish: Go to [Stage 2]
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 2

vs. Ragna
             Finish: Go to [Stage 3]
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 3

vs. Arakune
             Finish: Continue to Choice
               Lose: Game Over

        Choice 1 --> Go to [Stage 4, Path 1]
        Choice 2 --> Go to [Stage 4, Path 2]

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 4 | Path 1

vs. Jin
             Finish: Continue to Choice
               Lose: Game Over

        Choice 1 --> Go to [Stage 5, Path 1a]
        Choice 2 --> Go to [Stage 5, Path 1b]

------------------------------------------------------------[         | Path 2

        Choice 1 --> vs. Taokaka
        Choice 2 --> vs. Taokaka

vs. Taokaka
             Finish: Go to [Stage 5, Path 2]
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 5 | Path 1a

vs. Noel
             Finish: Alternative Truth
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[         | Path 1b

vs. Rachel
             Finish: Alternative Truth
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[         | Path 2

vs. Hakumen
             Finish: Belief End
               Lose: Game Over

===============================================================================
[0010]                                                   Carl Clover \\ Promise
===============================================================================

           Height: 144 cm                              ---1
           Weight: 35 kg                               |  |
         Birthday: May 5                               |  2
       Birthplace: Australia                           | / \
       Blood Type: AB                                 3-1   3-2
             Race: Human                              / \
          Hobbies: Violin, chess                  4-1a   4-1b
           Values: His sister                         \ /
            Likes: Cookies                             5
         Dislikes: Lies                               END

           Emblem: http://tinyurl.com/emb10-crl

A first-class vigilante, Carl has brought many criminals to justice with his
mysterious doll, Nirvana. His sights set on his next target, the infamous Ragna
the Bloodedge, he heads for the 13th Hierarchical City of Kagutsuchi

He seems to think like an adult and always carries out his duties effectively
and efficiently. Ever courteous, Carl always has a smile on his face, even when
he's staring down a target.

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 1

vs. Taokaka
             Finish: Go to [Stage 2]
               Lose: ARK Counter +1
                     Go to [Stage 3, Path 1]

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 2

        Choice 1 --> Go to [Stage 3, Path 1]
        Choice 2 --> vs. Tager

vs. Tager
             Finish: Go to [Stage 3, Path 2]
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 3 | Path 1

vs. 50% Health Rachel
             Finish: Continue to Choice
               Lose: Game Over

        Choice 1 --> Go to [Stage 4, Path 1a]
        Choice 2 --> Go to [Stage 4, Path 1b]

------------------------------------------------------------[         | Path 2

vs. Bang
             Finish: Alternative Truth
               Lose: Alternative Truth

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 4 | Path 1a

vs. Jin
             Finish: Go to [Stage 5]
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[         | Path 1b

vs. Noel
             Finish: Go to [Stage 5]
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 5

vs. v-13
 If ARK = 0, Finish: Alternative Truth
 If ARK = 1, Finish: Promise End
               Lose: Game Over

===============================================================================
[0011]                                               Haku-Men \\ Atonement Hero
===============================================================================

           Height: 208 cm                               1
           Weight: 155 kg                               |
         Birthday: February 14                          2
       Birthplace: Unknown                              |
       Blood Type: Unknown                              3
             Race: Unknown                             / \
          Hobbies: Unknown                          4-1   4-2
           Values: Order                             |    END
            Likes: Unknown                           5
         Dislikes: The Black Beast

           Emblem: http://tinyurl.com/emb11-hkm

One of the Six Heroes of legend, Hakumen waits in the depths of Kagutsuchi, but
for what? Does his sword exist to cut the Black Beast, or ... something else?

Hakumen approaches any situation with logic and cold analysis. His only concern
is finding the most efficient way to complete the task at hand.

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 1

vs. Taokaka
             Finish: Go to [Stage 2]
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 2

vs. Bang
             Finish: Go to [Stage 3]
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 3

vs. Tager
             Finish: Go to [Stage 4, Path 1]
               Lose: Go to [Stage 4, Path 2]

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 4 | Path 1

vs. Ragna
             Finish: Go to [Stage 5]
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[         | Path 2

vs. Rachel
             Finish: Atonement Hero End
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 5

vs. Black Jin
             Finish: Alternative Truth
               Lose: Game Over

===============================================================================
[0012]                                                             v-13 \\ Wish
===============================================================================

           Height: 155 cm                               1
           Weight: 45 kg                                |
         Birthday: December 31                          2
       Birthplace: Kagutsuchi                          / \
       Blood Type: Unknown                          3-1   3-2
             Race: Cyborg                            |     |
          Hobbies: Thinking about Ragna             4-1   4-2
           Values: Ragna                                  END
            Likes: Ragna
         Dislikes: Everything else

           Emblem: http://tinyurl.com/emb12-v13

A mysterious little girl who appeared from a giant contraption hidden in the 
depths of Kagutsuchi. What can this emotionless cyborg of a girl possibly want
with Kagutsuchi ... ?

Although she looks like a person, she is essentially a machine programmed for
destruction and therefore speaks in emotionless fragments, like a computer.

Only around Ragna does she behave like a human being -- specifically, a bubbly
little girl -- but even that is only a means to an end: her purpose is to
absorb Ragna and his power, and become an even greater weapon.

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 1

vs. Carl
             Finish: Go to [Stage 2]
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 2

vs. Jin
             Finish: Go to [Stage 3, Path 1]
  Distortion Finish: Go to [Stage 3, Path 2]
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 3 | Path 1

vs. Black Noel
             Finish: Go to [Stage 4, Path 1]
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[         | Path 2

vs. Arakune
             Finish: Go to [Stage 4, Path 2]
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 4 | Path 1

vs. Ragna
             Finish: Alternative Truth
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[         | Path 2

vs. Unlimited Rachel
             Finish: Wish End
               Lose: Game Over

===============================================================================
[0013]                        Ragna the Bloodedge & Noel Vermillion \\ True End
===============================================================================

           Emblem: http://tinyurl.com/emb13-blz

The Seal of Fate is to be Broken.

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 1

Ragna vs. 50% Health Unlimited Rachel
             Finish: vs. Jin
               Lose: Game Over

Ragna vs. 100% Heat Jin
             Finish: Go to [Stage 2]
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 2

Ragna vs. Hakumen
             Finish: vs. Hakumen (Again)
               Lose: Game Over

20% Health Unlimited Ragna vs. Hakumen
             Finish: Go to [Stage 3]
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 3

100% Heat Noel vs. v-13
             Finish: Go to [Stage 4]
               Lose: Game Over

------------------------------------------------------------[ Stage 4

Unlimited Ragna vs. 100% Heat v-13
             Finish: True End
               Lose: Game Over

===============================================================================
[2000]                                                       \\ Notes & Credits
===============================================================================

Information from the following sites were used for reference in the creation of
this guide:

   [ http://www40.atwiki.jp/blazblue/ ]
   [ http://www.aksysgames.com/blazblue/ ]

If you are confused about the storyline, note that the entire Story Mode occurs
within a repeating timeloop, and that Rachel is the only character amongst the
protagonists that has memories from all past cycles. Jin's Story Mode takes 
place in a cycle that predates all others, and Hakumen recalls at least one 
prior cycle. Noel and Hakumen are "recent additions" to the cast of players, 
meaning that they did not take part in the earlier repetitions. 

Note also that the character settings have been expanded upon and altered 
somewhat since the arcade release. For information on past settings, please
refer to the following site:

   [ http://forums.comicfiesta.org/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=2490 ]

By the way, the nickname "Grimalkin" refers to two different characters.

Special thanks to ziltama2k from GameFAQs for comments on Iron Tager's 
storyline.