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                                                       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
    ===============================================================================
    
               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
    ===============================================================================
    
               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
    ===============================================================================
    
               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
    
    ===============================================================================
    [0004]                                              Rachel Alucard \\ Bystander
    ===============================================================================
    
               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
    
    ===============================================================================
    [0005]                                                Taokaka \\ Innocent Heart
    ===============================================================================
    
               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
    
    ===============================================================================
    [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
    
    ===============================================================================
    [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
    
    ===============================================================================
    [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
    
    ===============================================================================
    [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.