Paracelsus is character in in the Guilty Gear series. A giant living demon-axe, he is A.B.A's friend, fighting partner and reluctant spouse. His true name is Flament Nagel (フラメントナーゲル, Furamento Nāgeru?).
Design[edit | edit source]
Personality[edit | edit source]
Paracelsus has two personalities, one for each of his forms. In his original state, he is silent and doesn't show any signs of evil. He also refuses to have a body of his own, such behavior being most noticeable in one of his quotes (Flesh... I have no need for such a thing.), along with being rather humble and trying to dispel most of A.B.A.'s assumptions in many social situations. He will occasionally become morose when thinking back on his "glory days" as the Sanguine Gale and expressed embarrassment when Slayer saw him in his current state, but he is ultimately content with his new life, though he would not readily admit it.
In his awakened form, he names himself as a "fighting spirit", and shows numerous types of violence. He has an unusual desire for blood (which just so happens to be what awakens this form in the first place) and he claims the nearest strongest person as his master. Even then, there are times this side of him will awaken to warn A.B.A. of impending danger.
Story[edit | edit source]
Paracelsus is a living demon-axe weapon originally named "Flament Nagel". It originally appeared as a lone violent beast, wandering the no-man's land ruins left in the wake of the Crusades. Slayer, who was wandering around the ruins as well, came across Flament Nagel and the two fought. At first, it appeared the beast was unbeatable, until Slayer discovered its secret. The body was in fact, a vessel, and inside was a strange, sentient, ancient artifact. After Slayer defeated the relic, he left it to its fate.
Eventually, the flask alchemist, Paracelsus came across the relic on the ground, and brought it back to his laboratory. After Paracelsus created A.B.A, and from there taken away by the military, A.B.A awoke within Frasco, and eventually came across Flament Nagel, and she took him as her weapon and friend, renaming the relic "Paracelsus" in honor of her creator. At least 25 years later, when Paracelsus meets Slayer again, he refers to him as a friend. Bloodstains on the edge of the blade show that he was used as weapon before. A.B.A. later began to refer to Paracelsus as her husband, and has been trying to find a way to convert his body into a human's, and in one of her (possibly non-canon) endings, succeeds in doing this, by bringing Paracelsus to the Post-War Administration Bureau.
Abilities[edit | edit source]
Paracelsus has the innate ability to absorb blood into himself to build his power. He could also use Wind magic and channel it into vacuum blades of air to eviscerate his foes from a distance. When paired with A.B.A., he can also use alchemy to utilize Fire and Lightning Magic.
Paracelsus cannot fight or move on his own, though he is useful as a weapon. His heavy weight causes A.B.A. to move really slow, as it is hard for her to lift him. However, being this heavy, A.B.A's standing deals a good amount of damage, as he is normally wielded as an axe or a large club. He can be awakened one of two ways. The first one is to feed him a blood pack, which A.B.A. is limited to only three per round. The other way is to feed him with her enemy's blood. In his awakened form, he becomes quite easy to carry and run with, likely due to infusing his wielder with strength. A.B.A.'s combo possibilities and damage output increase as well, though at the cost of rapidly draining vitality in order to fuel his enhanced state before returning to normal by ejecting the blood through various means (one of which can involve Paracelsus spitting the blood back out).
Moroha Form has a further upgrade by using one bloodpack and 50% of the meter, called Goku Moroha. While it decreases some of the damage output, it gives A.B.A. larger time frames for Roman Cancels and allows most of her moves to be jump canceled.
Allusions[edit | edit source]
- He seems to be named after Paracelsus, a Renaissance-era alchemist who is well-known for his contributions to the field of medicine.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Paracelsus' voice actor, Toshimichi Mori, is the producer and designer of the Blazblue series.
- In addition, the character himself makes a cameo in BlazBlue Radio as Mori's chibi avatar when he appears as a guest on the show. This chibi version of Paracelsus sports sunglasses, a reference to how Mori himself is almost never seen without a pair on when in person.
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