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Blitztank
電光戦車 (デンコウセンシャ)
Denkōsensha
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Name Blitztank
Denkōsensha (JP)
Gender Varies (commonly Males)
Tactical Equipment Perfecti Motor
Weapon/Power Tank Arsenals
Series Akatsuki EN-Eins
First Appearance Akatsuki Blitzkampf
First Fighting Game Debut Akatsuki Blitzkampf
Company Subtle Style
Overview Gameplay Image Gallery Quotes Story Roles

Blitztank (or Denkōsensha in Japan, Forbidden Living Battle Weapon), is a series of mass-produced mooks in the Akatsuki EN-Eins series who debuted in Akatsuki Blitzkampf and mainly serving the main antagonist organizations, Gesellschaft, and its originator, New Perfecti Orders of Knights Templar (formerly known as Perfecti Cult) as of EN-Eins Perfektewelt.

It returns in BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle as one of the Season 2 DLC playable characters.

Bio[]

Blitztanks are mass-produced electric tanks created by Gesellschaft using a Blitz Motor, the same engine implanted in Akatsuki and one of Gesellschaft’s leader Murakumo Zero (or simply Murakumo), with Gesellschaft modified the Blitz Motor into their own version, renamed Perfecti Motor for this project. 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 originally created from dying humans converted into cyborgs in tanks’ bodies, making them look like living tanks. Doctor Fritz, an old friend of Akatsuki was involved with the project alongside another Blitz Motor wielder, Adler. However, Fritz begin to regret himself and defect Gesellschaft to atone his sins.

Blitztank solely serves Gesellschaft, then The Perfecti Orders of Knights Templar (the latter being its originator of the former) for their own evil ends. However, one Blitztank, just like one Elektrosoldat and one Tempelritter begin to rebel against their own home factions. The playable Blitztank’s case when encountering Akatsuki and their universe's Murakumo, it is likely having lost memories relating to Blitz Motor's creation. However, one being used secretly by EN-Eins, by the time The Perfecti Orders of Knights Templar retrieve Gesellschaft's assets since Murakumo Zero's downfall led to Mycale's complete leadership takeover, then wage war against humanity at 20XX AD.

Trivia[]

  • Blitztank is the only proper silent playable character to appear unlike Neo Politan (who makes grunts and minor sounds, but can't form words), as well as being various genders.
    • Thus, Blitztank itself is the only character to have no dialogues. Unlike Neo however, it doesn’t even have special interactions with another characters.
    • While Blitztank could speak in Akatsuki EN-Eins, it was only restricted to text dialogue.
  • It is the first and only known minion character to be in Cross Tag Battle.
  • It is the first downloadable character to accompany the titular character when their home series was announced to be included in Cross Tag Battle. Due to fact, similar to Yumi, Blitztank is Subtle-Style's decision to Mori for also worldwide pop cultural purposes that may quickly grow its popularity across the globe.
  • Blitztank's appearance in Cross Tag Battle is likely to be one of playable versions of the character where it became self-aware and begin to speak when facing Akatsuki and then Murakumo Zero after becoming self-aware once more in the first game, and another one being rebooted to serve EN-Eins in the second game of home series.
  • Despite having different Japanese name, being "Denkosensha", Blitztank's text name still is the same regardless of the version.
  • Arc System Works USA had released Blitztank's gameplay trailer prior to the Japanese branch. Why this occurred is currently unknown, but is speculated to have been due to the character's surprising level of popularity, as mentioned above.
    • It soon followed by Elizabeth for a presumably similar reason.
  • In Cross Tag, Blitztank is refer by System XX as a “male”, just as System being programmed as a “female”.
  • Blitztank is the only character whose color palettes not based of other series’ characters, and different sprite style than the rest of Akatsuki EN-Eins cast.

See Also[]

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle
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