|Name||Lotte Carmine (formerly)|
|Height||7.9" ~ 6'6.7" (20~200 cm)|
|Hair Color||Red (formerly)|
|Debut||BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger|
|English Voice Actor||Spike Spencer|
|Japanese Voice Actor||Takashi Hikida|
Arakune is a black, blob-like creature and a playable character in the BlazBlue series.
A black blob-like creature with a white mask who formerly worked alongside Kokonoe, Tager and Litchi in Sector Seven. He is formerly a human named Lotte Carmine. After an attempt to study the Boundary, due to his inferiority complex over Kokonoe's genius, he became what he is today, now housing innumerable insects with his now-blobby body and thriving on knowledge. His horrible condition has rendered him virtually insane and lacking any reliable memory, as well as distorting his speech to near incoherency - most of his dialogue consists of gibberish, insane laughter and tortured screaming - but it seems that only Litchi understands his words.
The Legacy of ArakuneEdit
- BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger (2008-2009)
- BlazBlue: Continuum Shift (2009-2010)
- BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II (2010-2011)
- BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend (2011-2012)
- BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma (2012-2014)
Arakune appears in the form of a viscous collection of black goo with crimson fades. Amongst the chaotic mass is a white mask with a crude face carved into it which was crafted by Arakune to help him communicate. Despite his madness and the futility of its purpose, Arakune is never seen without the mask. Aside from the swarm of bees inside of his body, he also houses a collection of bones which he is able to mold into feasible limbs such as legs and arms to crawl on.
His horrible condition has rendered him virtually insane and lacking any reliable memory, as well as distorting his speech to near incoherency - most of his dialogue consists of gibberish, insane laughter and tortured screaming - but it seems that only Litchi understands his words. He is very obsessed with finding the Azure Grimoire and wants it for himself, to the point of even trying to consume Ragna. He had a hard time remembering Litchi when he was human, but slowly regained memories of his life, and started to remember Kokonoe and Relius, the latter being hated by Arakune.
In Continuum Shift, as his story goes on, he suddenly has moments of coherency, whereupon he remembers who he really is and is able to speak clearly to others. As of Chronophantasma, Arakune has regained the ability of speaking understandable sentences, but is still insane due to his condition. In addition, possibly due to the modifications Relius has made to him, Arakune appears to have been brainwashed into doing his bidding.
Arakune's theme song is "Thin RED Line" from BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger.