Blitztank (or Denkōsensha in Japan, The Forbidden Living Tank), is a series of mass-produced characters in the Akatsuki En-Eins series who debuted in Akatsuki Blitzkampf and mainly serving the main antagonist organization, Gesselshaft.
It returns in BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle as one of the Season 2 DLC playable characters.
Blitztanks are mass-produced electric tanks created by Gesellschaft using a Blitz Engine, the same engine implanted in Akatsuki and one of Gesellschaft’s leader Murakumo, with Gesellschaft modified the Blitz Engine into their own version, named Perfecti Engine. After the end of World War II, Gesellschaft created a prototype, but the project was cancelled before it could proceed any further.
Behind the rumored mysteries on creation of Blitztanks, it is suspected that Blitztanks were original humans converted into cyborgs in tanks’ bodies, making them look like living tanks.
Blitztank solely serves Gesellschaft for their own evil ends. However, one Blitztank, just like one Elektrosoldat and one Tempelritter begin to rebel against Gesellschaft. The playable Blitztank’s case when encountering Akatsuki, where it is likely have a lost memories relating to Blitz Engine’s creation.
Though as slow as it is large, Blitztank contains an arsenal within its mechanical body, firing out bullets, lasers, flames, bombs, and mines, keeping opponents at bay with projectile-based mixups.
- Blitztank is the only silent playable character to appear, as well as being various genders.
- It is the first and only known minion character to be in Cross Tag Battle.
- Blitztank’s appearance in Cross Tag Battle is likely to be a playable version of the character where it begin to speak when facing Murakumo, much like in its home series.