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Tsubaki Yayoi
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Tsubaki Yayoi is a very smart and cultured lady who studied at the military academy of the Novis Orbis Librarium in the same class as Noel Vermillion, Jin Kisaragi, and Carl Clover (before he mysteriously quit). In one of Jin's alternate story arcs, it's hinted that she might somehow be related to him. She's normally been a good friend of Noel, as they both graduated and became soldiers in the service of the NOL. 
Her role in the main canon of BlazBlue doesn't really pop up until the epilogue of the True Ending, when the NOL's Intelligence Chief Hazama puts Tsubaki in charge of a special unit to hunt down both Noel and Jin for going AWOL. In reality, Hazama wants them hunted down because they have found out his true identity as the evil being Terumi, who is responsible for almost all of the bad things the major characters have faced in their respective histories throughout the game.

Tsubaki "one who wavers between friendship and duty" was devoted to training from an early age, she possesses tremendous combat ability despite being a woman. After graduating from the Military Academy, she took an active role as the First Lieutenant of a squad known as the 0th Division. Following the events of the previous game, she travels to the story's stage, the city of "Kagutsuchi", to assassinate Jin and her former classmate Noel for deserting the organization. Izayoi is Tsubaki's true form.
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BlazBlue: Continuum Shift



BlazBlue: Continuum Shift 2, BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend, BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, BlazBlue: Central Fiction

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Page Updated:  Apr. 2nd, 2023

Tsubaki offers some variety in the BlazBlue series. There are some cool aspects about her design, but she sort of "blends in" with the cast visually and doesn't stand out as much as other characters. Her outfit design and sword & shield fighting style is pretty interesting... besides her sword looking kinda like a big anchovy. lol.

Other than that, her animations and fighting style are solid. I like her whip-sword moves inspired by Janne and Ivy. But unlike other Arc System Works characters, Tsubaki is sort of missing that "wow factor"... if you ask me. I think if you showed a picture of Tsubaki to most fighting game players, they probably wouldn't be able to tell you her name. That doesn't mean she's a bad design, she's just not super memorable.

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