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Noel Vermillion is a lieutenant of the NOL who is assigned to return the AWOL Jin Kisaragi to his post. Noel also serves as the main heroine of the series.
Noel was born on December 25, 2194, by Sector Seven as "dimensional boundary contact medium No. 12". She was rescued at the burning fields of Ikaruga and adopted by the Vermillion family, specifically by Edgar and Claire Vermillion (according to the BlazBlue Material Collection).
The Vermillion family was once a noble one, but the head of the family, Edgar Vermillion originally hadn't an heir before he adopted Noel and after heavily criticizing the NOL, the Vermillions lost their aristocratic rights and their family was sentenced to relegation from the NOL.
During her life in the Vermillion household, Noel obtained her Nox Nyctores Bolverk, after she was attacked by a monster in a forest. A few years after her adoption, she found out about the upcoming banishment of the Vermillion household from the NOL and afraid of the Vermillions' future, she decided to take the entrance exam for the Military Academy in Torifune. And even though her physical and academical level wasn't very high, her synchronization rates with the armagus were the highest recorded ever, allowing her to pass the exam and enter the Academy in year AD 2196.
In the Military Academy she became friends with Tsubaki Yayoi, Makoto Nanaya, and Carl Clover. Jin Kisaragi, however, treated her like dirt (to put it mildly), purely because she shared the same face as his sister.
Six months before her graduation and shortly after Jin's promotion to a major and commander of the 4th division, Noel was given an offer to immediately join the army as a lieutenant in the 4th division of the Praetorian Guard. She should officially only be Jin's secretary, but in reality she would actually be a special solo soldier tasked mainly with intelligence and assasination. In return, the Vermillions' reputation and rights would be restored. Noel accepted the offer for the sake of her family.
Afterwards, she was assigned in year AD 2198 as Jin's direct subordinate, though he still treated her just as poorly, if not worse. When Jin left his post to chase after Ragna the Bloodedge, Noel was assigned a mission to bring back Jin to his post, with explicit instructions not to engage Ragna, should she encounter him.
Noel appears to be a professional gunslinger, effectively wielding the Nox Nyctores, Bolverk with incredible effectiveness under the Drive, Chain Revolver. Bolverk appears as a pair of large-barrel handguns, though it can take on other forms. Her style of fighting is a direct reference to the fictional fighting style known as 'gunkata', in which the practitioner uses stylized moves using firearms with the conclusion of the battle involving clashing the hammers together. Unfortunately, the Bolverk is Noel's only mean of offense, becoming utterly helpless when stripped of it.
Noel Vermillion is a cross between being a traditional rushdown fighter and also has the capacity to play a mix-up game. Her Drive, "Chain Revolver" allows her to initiate a phase where she can construct consecutive attacks in quick succession, adding a layer of complexity to her gameplay. Despite wielding a pair of large pistols, Noel only uses one actual projectile-based attack, "Optic Barrel", albeit, at different ranges depending on which attack button is pressed.
Noel is first and foremost, a comboist. Her strength lies within dealing multiple, successful hits. The speed of her moves and the intricate gun-play manoeuvres allows for Noel to punish her opponent relentlessly. Noel is a highly offensive fighter and relies on her high-speed assailment of her opponent to dominate and control the match. Her Drive allows the player to stack on more excessive pressure and extend Noel's combos allowing her to potentially strike at any side of the opponent.
Noel is not without her draw-backs. She has less-than-average defence and her capacity to recover from a punishing wave of attacks isn't exactly the most reassuring. She can dish out a fair share of damage, but she take a substantial amount of damage either. Despite her dazzling combo accessibility, Noel's moves actually don't deal a large amount of damage. As stated before, Noel is a comboist. She requires the player to effectively utilise her moveset to deal any amount of damage. Noel may have an easy-to-use aspect about her, making her accessible to virtually all players, against more experienced players, one must have a firm grasp on Noel's capabilities to use her effectively.
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- Hobbies: Shopping via the internet (so she doesn't have to meet people), writing poems (never shows them to anyone)
- Values: Parents / Family
- Likes: Anything cute
- Dislikes: Bugs, especially ones with lots of legs
- Bullet Dance – Noel's Theme
- Love So Blue ~Ao no Kodō~ - Noel's Theme with vocals (Kanako Kondō)
- Imperial Code – Noel Vermillion VS Jin Kisaragi
- Memory of Tears – Noel Vermillion VS Tsubaki Yayoi
- Memory of Tears ~Don't Look Back~ – Noel VS Tsubaki's theme with vocals (Kanako Kondō & Asami Imai)
- Bullet Dance II - Noel's Theme Updated in Blazblue Chrono Phantasma
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