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Waldstein
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Name:

Waldstein (ワレンシュタイン)

Gender:

Male

Birthday:

September 15th

Height:

256 cm (8'5")

Weight:

298 kg (656 lbs)

Bloodtype:

A

Affiliations

Alias:

The Strong-armed Ancient
(豪腕の怪老)

Organization:

Night Blade
A former member of Licht Kreis

Battle Style

Ability:

The EXS of Mountainous Strength: Hecatoncheir

Weapon:

Iron Claws: The Destroyers

Voice Acting

Japanese Voice:

Kouji Ishii

English Voice:

Keith Silverstein

"Battles are cruel...? The words of pansies with no strength. You can only curse your own weakness!"

Waldstein (ワレンシュタイン) is an old man with relation to both the Night Blade and Licht Kreis. He accompanies Linne in her search for a means to end her life.

He is one of the twelve characters introduced in the original version of UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH.

Background

Monster of strength, and eternity.

A mysterious old beast, who has lived centuries. With ties to the "Night Blade", he operates by the Princess's side. Speaking of the princess, she has recently taken a somewhat useless high school student under her wing, leaving the beast perplexed. All the while, Wald and his comrades are under attack from a mysterious organization, Amnesia. "The Hollow Night is upon us, and we will settle this", says a high ranking member of said organization. In hopes that he may protect his master, Wald decides to head into the belly of the lion's den, alone. Fulfilling his promise to Linne's brother, Kuon.[1]

Information

Waldstein is a man who lives eternal life within a body that is part man, part Void. He was originally a high ranking member of Licht Kreis before defecting to the Night Blade.

Apperance

Waldstein appears as a large, heavily-muscled elderly man with thick white hair, thick eyebrows, a full white beard and thick chest hair. He has blood-red eyes that show no pupils or sclera and dark skin. He wears a fluffy collar, aquamarine martial arts training pants with a grey fur covering and black boots. He is also rarely seen without his massive gauntlets.

In his youth, Waldstein was still a rather large young man with much shorter hair and more regular looking eyes. He wore a white Licht Kreis uniform with the faction's logo embellishing the front. He also wore a long, flowing cape which he removed when heading into battle.

Sometime before the main story, Waldstein used to wear a kimono.

Personality

Having been in countless battles, Waldstein enjoys fighting skilled opponents and is always prepared to accept a challenge. However, he appears to be rather absent-minded as he openly stated to Gordeau that he was serving as a distraction while Linne and Hyde were heading to take down Paradox and wasn't aware of the implications of doing so until Gordeau explained it to him.

Despite Waldstein's hunger for battle, he has a softer and compassionate side to him, especially towards Linne. He is extremely loyal to her, following her orders without question and worrying about her well-being. He also spares Hilda's life to "return the favor" for sparing Linne's.

Story

Episode: Nighttime Void (虚ろの夜語り)
Several hundred years ago Waldstein worked for Licht Kreis under the direct orders from their leader Adelheit. When Licht Kreis invaded Japan to discover the secrets of EXS, he encountered Kuon on the battlefield. The two fought, with Kuon emerging as the victor. Desperate to fulfil his mission, Waldstein tried with his last remaining strength to break Kuon's vessel, the EXS flowed into Waldstein's body, slowly and painfully turning him into a Void. Ashamed by what he had become, Waldstein tried to take his own life, but found himself unable to move.

Out of respect for his opponent, Kuon desperately tried to stop the changes to Waldstein's body. Vatista, who was witnessing the battle down below, gave Kuon one of her seven wings, which he used to cut through Waldstein, driving most of the EXS out of him. Touched by Kuon's chivalry and thankful for saving his life, Waldstein defected from Licht Kreis and joined the Night Blade, his final order being that the remaining Licht Kreis withdraw from Japan, this battle would soon go down in history as the "Licht Kreis War".

After that Waldstein worked for the Night Blade until the organization fell apart. Ever since he has been following Linne and taking care of her at the request of Kuon.

Episode: Power Beat (強者の鼓動)
Waldstein arrives to the city of Kanzakai together with the princess after hearing various rumors about surging amount of In-Births within the city. Waldstein assumes the false identity of a pro wrestler called "Tiger Mask" as he operates within the town.

After Linne has the fateful meeting Hyde, both of them move to live at Hyde's house. There they train Hyde for the upcoming battles within the Hollow Night.

Arcade Story (アーケードモード)
In his story, he serves as a distraction while Hyde and Linne infiltrate the Altar. Along the way he encounters Gordeau and accidently reveals to him what he's doing. Gordeau then explains to Waldstein how doing so can compromise his mission, but chooses to keep quiet about it since he's no longer a part of Amnesia. Later, Waldstein encounters Carmine who is astonished at the former's monstrous size and have a slight banter between them before they fight. Upon reaching the Altar, he sees that Hilda has defeated Linne and Hyde is nowhere to be found. Hilda offers him a place in Amnesia so he can fight whenever he pleases. Waldstein finds the idea interesting and challenges Hilda, stating that he won't follow someone who can't defeat him. Having defeated Hilda, he then prepares to deal the finishing blow, but then realizes that Hilda could've killed Linne when she had the chance and chooses to spare her life as well.

When Linne wakes up she asks Waldstein if he saw Kuon. Waldstein states that he didn't but he did sense his presence. As Linne falls unconscious again from exhaustion in his arm, he contemplates how the Hollow Night seems to be getting stronger and more taxing on Linne. Waldstein then laughs to himself as he still has much to do.

Abilities

Waldstein's ability is the "EXS of Mountainous Strength" (剛力のEXS): Hecatoncheir (ヘカトンケイル). This ability grants him immense physical strength.

Waldstein fights with a weapon called Iron Claws: The Destroyers (剛鉄爪:破軍). They are custom-made claws Waldstein created himself, worn as a pair of full-arm gauntlets that cover much of his arms. Waldstein usually keeps them on, but his actual hands can be as seen in Waldstein's arcade ending when he removes the claws to support an unconscious Linne.

Musical Theme

Title Description
Maximize Power! Waldtstein's theme

Title Description
Power Surge Waldstein's theme

Introduction Text

He boils. In order to protect main lives and will with the both arms which also fell a big tree.
Since it mainly meets, a permanent curse is received in the body, and the power beyond people is got.
The old soldier who has lived for destruction and a battle thinks of the Lord under a quiet night.
Up to the day which will sacrifice its life and will die on the battlefield.

He rages, in order to protect his master, the beast will raze buildings and crush trees
with his own two hands. To stand by his master's side, he takes on the curse of eternity.
On this quiet night, he thinks about his master,
and how he may die on the battlefield one day...

He seethes. To save the will and life of his master with his stout arms.
Accepted the eternal curse to be with his master, obtained the superhuman power.
The old soldier lived through destruction and battles, desires for the master under the silent nights.
Until the day he gives up his life at the battlefield.

His ability, very, the body
which is the "Tsutomu's pursuit" which is embodiment of the destruction
which seems to be he, itself. The power to sprain all enemies.
The power to protect oneself against many enemies.
The power of the war is his kind.

Movelists

UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH

Name Command
Unique Attacks
Unique Attack
特殊技
↙ + A
Unique Attack
特殊技
← + B
Unique Attack
特殊技
→ + C
Unique Attack
特殊技
↘ + C
Unique Attack
特殊技
Midair → + C
Unique Attack
特殊技
Midair ↓ + C
Force Function
Felsen Vulf
フェルゼンヴルフ
Simultaneously B + C
*Throwing angle can be adjusted with the directional inputs
Special Attacks
Eisen Naegel
アイゼンネーゲル
↓↘→ + A or B or C
*EX Able
Wirbelwind
ヴィルベルヴィント
→↓↘ + A or B or C
*EX Able
Drehen Durchbohren
ドレーエン ドルヒボーレン
Rotate + A or B or C
*EX Able
Verderben
フェアデルーベン
↓↙← + A or B or C
*Air OK *EX Able
Sturmangriff
シュトルムアングリフ
← charge → + A or B or C
*EX Able
Infinite Worth (Consumes 200% EXS)
Werfen Erschlagen
ヴェルフェン エルシュラーゲン
←↙↓↘→ + D
Infinite Worth EXS (Consumes 200% EXS)
Katastrophe
カタストローフェ
A · B · C · D simultaneously
Usable when below 30% health

Check the details about Waldstein's gameplay from here!

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle

Name Command
Smart Combos
Smart Combo 1
スマートコンボ1
A · A · A · A
Smart Combo 2
スマートコンボ2
B · B
Smart Combo 3
スマートコンボ3
↓+B · ↓+B
Smart Combo 4
スマートコンボ4
Midair A · A
Special Action
Step
ステップ
→→
Reversal Action
Verderben
フェアデルーベン
A · D simultaneously
Special Attacks
Eisen Naegel
アイゼンネーゲル
↓↘→ + A
Wirbelwind
ヴィルベルヴィント
↓↘→ + B
Drehen Durchbohren
ドレーエン ドルヒボーレン
↓↙← + A or B
Midair Verderben
空中 フェアデルーベン
Midair ↓↙← + A or B
Extra Skills
EX Wirbelwind
ヴィルベルヴィント
↓↘→ + C
*Consumes Skill Gauge by 1
EX Drehen Durchbohren
ドレーエン ドルヒボーレン
↓↙← + C
*Consumes Skill Gauge by 1
EX Midair Verderben
EX空中フェアデルーベン
Midair ↓↙← + C
*Consumes Skill Gauge by 1
Distortion Skill
Sturmangriff Rage
シュトルムアングリフ ラージェ
↓↘→ + B · C simultaneously
*Consumes Skill Gauge by 2
Werfen Erschlagen
ヴェルフェン エルシュラーゲン
↓↙← + B · C simultaneously
*Consumes Skill Gauge by 2
Distortion Skill Duo
Werfen Erschlagen
ヴェルフェン エルシュラーゲン
P during the main character's Distortion Skill
*Consumes Skill Gauge by 2
Astral Heat (Consumes Skill Gauge by 9 via Level 4 Resonance Blaze)
Katastrophe
カタストローフェ
↓↓↓ + B · C simultaneously
Usable with only one partner remaining on both sides

Gallery

Official Art
 
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Character Select
 
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Victory Portrait
 
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SD Character
 
Waldstein (BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, Character Select Artwork)
Character Select (Cross Tag Battle)
 
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Arcade Mode Ending
 
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Chronicle Mode Event (Nighttime Void 1)
 
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Chronicle Mode Event (Nighttime Void 2)
 
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Chronicle Mode Event (Nighttime Void 3)
 
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Chronicle Mode Event (Nighttime Void 4)
 
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Chronicle Mode Event (Nighttime Void 5)
 
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Chronicle Mode Event (Nighttime Void 6)
 
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Chronicle Mode Event (Chained Soul)
 
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Normal (通常)
 
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Happy (喜)
 
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Angry (怒)
 
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Sad (哀)
 
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Comfort (楽)
Official Illustrations
 
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Valentine's Day Joke by Yoshihara Seiichi (2012)
 
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Happy Birthday by Yoshihara Seiichi (2012)
 
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Happy Birthday by Saitou (2013)
 
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Happy Birthday by 6sec (2014)
 
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Happy Birthday by Shiratori (2015)
 
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Happy Birthday by Osawa Sora (2016)
 
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Happy Birthday by Nakahara Yuusuke (2017)
 
Wald 2018
Happy Birthday by Satou (2018)
Concept Art
 
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Waldstein from the First Trailer
 
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Waldstein from the First Trailer
 
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Design Sheets from Mook
 
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Design Sheets from Mook
Videos
 
UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH Waldstein VS Carmine

UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH Waldstein VS Carmine

Gameplay from an Early Build
 
UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH Waldstein Gameplay

UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH Waldstein Gameplay

Gameplay from 1.00 Build
 
UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH Exe Late - Waldstein Introduction Video

UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH Exe Late - Waldstein Introduction Video

Gameplay Tutorial for Exe:Late

Trivia

  • His weapon is possibly named after the Pojun/Hagun (Crushing Army) which is an alternative name for the star Eta Ursae Majoris, more commonly known as "Alkaid".

References

  1. Introdution on the official site

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