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Sion Eltnam Atlasia (シオン・エルトナム・アトラシア, Shion Erutonamu Atorashia?) is the main heroine of the story mode of Melty Blood and Melty Blood Re-ACT.

Profile

Background

Originally named Sion Eltnam Sokaris (シオン・エルトナム・ソカリス, Shion Erutonamu Sokarisu?), Sion is an alchemist of Atlas located in Egypt, one of the three main branches of the Mage's Association. She is a genius scientist and she excelled within Atlas. She is given a position equal to the representative of Atlas at an extremely young age. This event gave her the name of Atlasia, allowed to be used only by those who were the head of Atlas. As she hailed from the disgraced Eltnam family, she had long harbored doubts about her situation, and was troubled by the fact that she didn't know what the problem was.[1][2]

Three years before Melty Blood, the Church organization learned that the next appearance of Night of Wallachia took place in a small mountain village in Italy. The Church petitioned Atlas for help with a vampire hunt due to their connection to Wallachia rather than the Prague alchemists, the angst-filled Sion volunteered her services. Sion and Riesbyfe Stridberg took part in the assignment to demolish the vampire. Both organizations confronted the TATARI, one of the 27 Dead Apostle Ancestors, as they only had normal Conceptual Weapons, they were unable to affect the phenomenon no matter how many times they defeated its materializations. Three days later, the mission was unsuccessful and TATARI annihilated the village and slaughtered everybody including the dispatched Knights of the Church. Riesbyfe sacrificed herself to save Sion and faced Wallachia alone so that Sion could escape.[3][4] This vampire, Wallachia was the one who made her into one of his kind. She never returned to the Mage's Association from that day on and she is presently being chased both by the Church and Mage's Association. She feels a constant thirst for blood, and is searching for a cure before she becomes a vampire.

Three years after that incident and before of events of Melty Blood started, Sion arrive in Misaki Town during her search for Arcueid Brunestud, hoping that she may know a cure for vampirism, to turn her back into a human once more. She is also seeking out Wallachia to take revenge. Arriving in Misaki, she ended up meeting with Satsuki Yumizuka for  the first time in the back allies. Because both her ​​and Satsuki have had the same kind of tragic fate (being turned into vampires and escaping the current society), both quickly became friends and formed the Back Alley Alliance. They were acquainted when she was still alive even before Sion arrived to Japan, Sion is Satsuki's pen-pal friend.[5] It seems that ever since the Back Alley Alliance was founded, safety in the alleys has improved remarkably. [6] It was also thanks to Satsuki that Sion got the basic information about Shiki Tohno, Arcueid, Ciel, Akiha Tohno and their involvements in cases caused by Michael Roa Valdamjong and Nrvnqsr Chaos in Tsukihime.

Appearance

Sion has long, bright purple hair kept in a long braid, white skin and purple eyes. Her regular outfit consists of a white skirt, purple shoes and stockings, and a white blouse with a purple overshirt and cap; the last two are emblazoned with the symbol of Atlas. Sion wears a mustard yellow scarf tied in a manner reminiscent of a cravat, and adorns each of her wrists with a toroidal, yellow bracelet.

While in her vampire form, her skin is pale and her eye color changes to red. The parts of her clothes that would normally be purple are instead brown, and over her body some lines, possibly veins or arteries, become visible.

Personality

Her personality is overly serious and logical. Sion is frequently composed and calculating, always determined for perfection but deep down she's a warmhearted genius scholar. Having fun doesn't come naturally to her at all. However, that doesn't mean she's incapable of it. Perhaps it's more accurate to say she's a chairman-of-the-committee type, who really does want to have fun deep down.[1][2] She is, in fact, moderately emotional and enormously easy to set off. She is a self-satisfied character, but whenever Shiki makes a remarkable statement, she gets displeased. Although she had lived most of her life in isolation, she gained her first true friend in Shiki. Unlike the other Tsukihime heroines who are always at odd with each other, she's a rare type capable of getting along with everybody in her own way.[1][2] Sion originally thought of Riesbyfe as a reliable companion but it was only when they were torn apart is when they realized they had become friends.[3][4] Sion shares the same elitism like the other Atlas alchemist and looks down on Michael Roa Valdamjong on principle, even though they both subscribe to the common idea that "everything flows".[7]

Upon becoming Sion TATARI, she greatly changes. Though she still possesses a shred of human reason during her arcade scenario, she completely degenerates into a vampire that revels in destruction and sucking blood in her ending.[8] She has "inherited" Wallachia's "Cut, cut, cut!", but her rendition can be called "dignified and cute".[9]

Development

Her initial design concept was "an alchemist and a soldier". Though Melty Blood diverges into various routes depending on the outcome of each fight, in the majority of the endings Sion leaves town having awakened to faint feelings of love but it was cut out.[1] Vampire Sion was a hidden character in the original Melty Blood, but as of Re-ACT she's selectable by default.[9]

Kinoko Nasu said that Sion and Riesbyfe story would continue as long as fans exists, Nasu said it would be great if French Bread would develop the Melty Blood remake alongside with the Tsukihime remake.[10] Sion makes a guest appearance in UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH. Her inclusion came about as French Bread was beginning work on a tentative Melty Blood HD, but lacked a way to continue the story because Nasu was too busy with Mahou Tsukai no Yoru. The project is currently postponed, so while working on UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH, they had enough time after the early stage of development to add one more character. They didn't have enough time to fully create a new character, so they used a modified test character from "Melty Blood HD" with TYPE-MOON's permission.[11]

Role

Melty Blood

Sion is the heroine of Melty Blood, the game in which she first appears. She appeared in Misaki Town and met Tohno Shiki in Shinre Skyscraper when he was investigating the case of the return of the vampire serial killer in town. After a fight, they both agreed to help each other. As the Night of Wallachia appeared within the city of Misaki Town it was able to manifest the fear present in several of the main characters’ hearts, creating entities such as an evil Arcueid who had succumbed to her bloodlust, a form of the bloodthirsty assassin side of Shiki, and even the memory of Nrvnqsr Chaos. He even managed to make her succumb to her vampiric impulses for the first time, and made her fight against Shiki. Wallachia was eventually destroyed when Arcueid used her Marble Phantasm to prematurely summon Crimson Moon, stripping Wallachia of his power, after which he was killed by Shiki and Sion. She later returned to Atlas and persuaded the commission boards, as they denounced her for leaving Atlas, by presenting them Zepias's TATARI System, the destruction caused by Crimson Moon's return, and the concept for the self-contained computing unit named, the Osiris Sand System. In the end her name Eltnam, which she hates, and her Atlasia crown are the ones who did the favour for her. She gave away the intellectual property rights for all of them to the commission boards, yet her body still remembers what happens to her even if she tries to forget the memories. The information from Ries, which she stole from Wallachia, is still occupying two of her thought portions and thanks to it, her abilities have decreased.[3][4] Yet, she is glad that the machine known as Sion Eltnam Atlasia is destroyed and that she is reborn as her current self. But it is still the fact that her current self is an alchemist who is at the same time a half-vampire with weak vampiric impulses. She still retains her vampire sense of smell even in her human form.

In the future, Sion would collaborate with Kohaku to development more devilish drugs in her Psycho Garden.[12]

Other appearances

Sion has a minor role in Carnival Phantasm. Together with Satsuki and Riesbyfe, they share a segment called "The Back Alley Alliance" when Riesbyfe ignores Satsuki and often Sion has to stop them by saying the phrase "All according to my calculations". It should be noted that Sion often says that everything was according to her calculations, even about the smallest things. She even pretends she knows about things she really does not know at all.

In the Fate/Extra universe, Sion died when she was born and her younger twin sister Sialim Eltnam Re-Atlasia became the last Atlas Alchemist and the creator of Rani VIII.[13]

Sion appears as a playable character in the game UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH under the name Eltnam (エルトナム, romanized as Eltnum?). Eltnam's Infinite Worths (インフイニツトワース?) is her Barrel Replica. Her Infinite Worths EX (インフイニツトワースイグジスト?) is Tri Hermes Blackland (トライヘルメス・ブラックランド?), where she summons Hermes to finish off opponents.

Abilities

Sion is an Alchemist who uses calculations during battle to gain an advantage over her opponents. Due to being a partial Dead Apostle, her battle capabilities have been strengthened enough that Arcueid Brunestud praises her ability to keep up with her in battle, at the cost of constantly yearning for blood. She attempts to gather data on known opponents beforehand and applies it actively during battle to predict the actions of opponents before they act. Using Thought Acceleration she can perform high-speed calculations, and using Memory Partition, she can separate her mind into up to seven partitions allowing for multiple lines of independent thought. She uses data to simulate all the possible patterns and fluctuations of the opponent, following a by the second "wire diagram" of all the possibilities to select the most likely outcome and act according to it to choose the most suitable attack. While capable of predicting the movements of someone far superior like Arcueid, she lacks the ability to follow through with her counter move, like knowing the trajectory of a bullet but being unable to dodge it.

Though Shiki is a better fighter than her, she uses her own way of fighting to put them on equal ground. She will not fight unless there is a way to predict a "future with victory", so she assembles the "proper ingredients", data, beforehand to best prepare. As Alchemists of Atlas lack physical strength or talent in magecraft, her style of fighting is to predict the future to steer it away from the wort outcome, investing her all to guide it to the single point where it can be reversed. She compares it to fighting her own mind rather than the enemy. While able to predict the opponent, it is only seeing one step ahead, so the possibility for defeat is always still present. Choosing the wrong path can easily render all her preparation void. Depending on the route, she rates the amount of choices Shiki has in combat as "merely seventy" and easily predicts his movements, or she fails to read him properly due to him acting outside of predictive behavior and easily loses.

She possesses Barrel Replica (バレルレプリカ, Barerurepurika?), a Mystic Code that is a replica of the Black Barrel.[2] It is a Conceptual Weapon of "natural lifespan" that puts outs a toxin, attack power, in proportion to that life form's natural life span. Sion's Arc Drive uses the Barrel Replica, but its original function isn't being utilized. Barrel Replica Obelisk, Sion's Last Arc, discharges energy from it horizontally, but requires anchoring her body to the ground with Etherlite to avoid being blown back by the recoil.[14] Though it is incapable of wiping out Night of Wallachia, it can hamper the program by many years.

Etherlite

Etherlite (エーテライト, Ēteraito?) is a Mystic Code of the Eltnam family. It is an artificial nervous system constructed of ether and a nano-scale filament a micron thick with a maximum range of five kilometers, connected to her through a bracelet. Sion uses it like a whip to slice and entrap opponents during battle, but its true use is in attaching to the opponent's skin to integrate with their central nervous system and read their thoughts and memories. It was originally intended as a substitute nervous system for use by surgeons, so it can substitute destroyed nerves. The mental link formed between the user and the target has made the Eltnam name become synonymous with spiritual hacking. Though others find the thought-reading function to be vile in itself, it carries the even more dangerous ability to "merge with and copy memories and experiences." Thought of as inhumane and demonic even by Atlas, the "acquisition of another's life" is a technique unique to the Eltnam family.[15] It can also be used to draw in information of her surroundings by spinning in place.

Attaching it to and removing it from an unknowing target is easy due to it being like a thread unable to be seen with the naked eye, giving her the ability to compel and coerce the human nervous system of the target. It is a true talent to completely invade and seize another individual through thousands of barriers like reason and instinct. Taking over the person's "hardware", it hacks into the only control center of the body, the brain, and becomes a second control center. Thought directs the body, so it hacks into that process and sabotages the original. It penetrates to the deepest level of the person, hacking orders to the body that believes came from its own brain. It instantly seeks out and fuses with their nerves, and its length is enough to easily fill a human body. It can be thought of as hacking both their mind and body, allowing her to either simply read their thoughts or have complete control of their actions.

It takes information from the brain to "create a blueprint of the soul" from which thought processes are derived. While other methods of collecting knowledge can damage the information and possibly the target, Etherlite does not leave a scar in the mind or negatively affect the brain. The thoughts can be invaded, downloaded, and rewritten without the target knowing at all. While it can move their body without their input, it is possible to resist commands to an extent. It is not fully mind reading, but instead the ability to read the subjects and verbs of the thoughts, minus the conjunctions. It can easily track a person so long as they are connected to it, and it cannot be removed by the target without frying their nervous system and body because it is considered a part of it. It would not be effective against a target like a True Ancestor, but she can easily send electricity to destroy the brain of a normal human and likely kill them with pain even before nerve damage begins.

The manga includes the ability to release the limiter on a person's nerves to greatly increase their physical ability as a last resort. Due to going over their normal limits by releasing the body's restraints, it puts large strain on the them and can not be used very often. Once the limiter is enabled again, the target is left unable to move for a time.

Vampire

Despite being bitten three years prior, Sion has yet to become a full vampire or be overtaken by her bloodlust. The poison of Wallachia's blood as a Dead Apostle is weak, so he cannot make others his complete subordinates like other Dead Apostles. He does not even normally seek to create others, only choosing Sion for the possibility that she could succeed his search for the Sixth. He is a being that does not "occur" for long periods of time, so she is able to remain human much more easily than others. She is still reaching her limits after three years, having become almost a half-vampire plagued by her thirst for blood. The more her abilities surpass her former self, the more nutrition she needs. She can walk during the day, but the sun still causes some harm. With Wallachia manifesting, his influence over her is immediate and overpowering. Without intelligence, he cannot influence her greatly, but he can impose his will upon her after fully forming due to her not being able to go against her parent vampire. If TATARI attempts to transfer his will to her or she takes part of him in willingly, she comes extremely close to fully becoming a Dead Apostle, gaining faster healing and needing only to drink blood to become complete.

In the case where she fully turns into a vampire, a state called Sion TATARI (吸血鬼シオン, Kyūketsuki Shion?, lit. Vampire Sion) and V Sion (Vシオン?), she becomes TATARI's successor and becomes almost unrecognizable as Sion. As a master of statistics and random numbers, she is skilled at attacking through the manipulation of information just like Wallachia, using Terror News (テラーニュース, Terā Nyū?) to actualize physical Malignant Information with prana.[16] Using her Etherlite in combination with her ability Replicant Conductor ( レプリカントコンダクター, Repurikanto Kondakutā?) can create a phantom-like copy of an individual that is able to reproduce his or her abilities to an extent. Forgoing the use of her Etherlite in direct battle for the most part, she prefers to attack with her own claws, and her Arc Drive, Cruel Blood (クルーエル・ブラッド, Kurūeru Buraddo?), is Melty Blood's one-and-only act of bloodsucking. She has inherited all of the countless victims absorbed by Wallachia over the years and kept as information, but there is some that she cannot yet fully break down and rearrange.[8] It is Riesbyfe's information, protected from being "digested" by her Apocrypha, that was transferred to Sion. While she may eventually "vomit it up", she is able to recreate Riesbyfe's information to attack an enemy for her Last Arc.[3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3
    [v] Tsukihime Dokuhon PlusPeriod - TSUKIHIME Dictionary: Sion [Person's name], p.180

    Sion [Person's name]
    Full name, Sion Eltnam Atlasia. An alchemist from the Atlas Institute, one of the three great branches of the Association.
    Melty Blood's guest heroine. Her trademarks are her purple uniform and long braid, and her weapons are Etherlite (a nano-scale filament) and the Barrel Replica (an imitation of the "Black Barrel").
    Though she hails from the disgraced Eltnam family, she excelled within the Atlas Institute, and was even awarded with the name Atlasia, which marks her as the Institute's next director. However, she had long harbored doubts about her situation, and was troubled by the fact that she didn't know what the problem was.
    As a result, when the Church petitioned Atlas for help with a vampire hunt, the angst-filled Sion volunteered her services. She confronted the Tatari, one of the 27 Dead Apostle Ancestors, and was ultimately defeated. Afterward, while suppressing her own now-vampire body, she evaded pursuit from both the Church and the Association and tried to challenge the Tatari one more time, but…
    Her personality is totally serious and logical, and having fun doesn't come naturally to her at all. However, that doesn't mean she's incapable of it. Perhaps it's more accurate to say she's a chairman-of-the-committee type, who really does want to have fun deep down.
    Though Melty Blood diverges into various routes depending on the outcome of each fight, in the majority of the endings Sion leaves town having awakened to faint feelings of love – her first love, in fact. Sadly, it was cut short before it even began.
    An oddity among the Tsukihime heroines (who are, by and large, always at each other's throats), she is capable of getting along with everybody, in her own way.
    Her initial design concept was "an alchemist and a soldier", which should be obvious just from seeing her in action. Her energetic movements are very fitting.
    By the way, her miniskirt is so short you almost can't even see it at all. If I'm not mistaken, this is what they call the "absolute territory", yes?

    シオン【人名】

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3
    [v] Melty Blood Act Cadenza PS2 Manual - Dictionary: Sion Eltnam Atlasia [Person's name], p.055

    Sion Eltnam Atlasia [Person's name]
    An Atlas Alchemist who came to Misaki in order to put an end to the Tatari.
    Her weapons are Etherlite (a nano-scale filament) and the Barrel Replica (an imitation of the "Black Barrel").
    Even within Atlas, she is one of the most promising up and coming alchemists, and the name Atlasia marks her as the Institute's next director.
    She participated in the battle against the Tatari three years ago, but was defeated. Though she was the sole survivor, afterward she began pursuing the Tatari on her own without returning to either Atlas or the Church.
    She has an overly serious and inflexible personality, but deep down she's a warmhearted genius scholar. Among the constantly feuding Tsukihime heroines, she's a rare type capable of getting along with everybody.

    シオン·エルトナム·アトラシア【人名】
    タタリを終了させる為に三咲町に現れた、アトラスの錬金術師。
    ナノ単位のフィラメント·エーテライトと“黒い銃身”の模造品·バレルレプリカを武器にする。
    アトラスでも一、二を争う将来有望な錬金術師で、アトラシアという名称はアトラス院の次期院長を意味する。
    三年前のタタリ討伐に参加するも、失敗。唯一の生還者と言われているが、事件の後はアトラスにも教会にも戻らず、単身でタタリを追いかけている。
    生真面目で融通のきかない性格だが、根は温かい天才学者。仲の悪い月姫ヒロインたちにおいて、たいていのヒロインともそれなりに仲良くできる珍しいタイプ。

  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3
    [v] Melty Blood Act Cadenza PS2 Manual - Dictionary: Riesbyfe [Person's name], p.047

    Riesbyfe [Person's name]
    Knight of the Shield. Captain of the Knights of the Inquisition led by the Holy Church.
    She participated in the subjugation of the Tatari three years ago, and faced Wallachia alone so that Sion could escape. Her fate afterward is unknown. She possesses the conceptual weapon "True Apocrypha Gamaliel", a gun-shield that superficially resembles a large stringed instrument.
    Though it seems Sion thought of her as reliable, they were torn apart before either of them realized they had become friends.
    During Vampire Sion's Last Arc, she attacks the enemy by recreating Riesbyfe's information. Apparently, since Riesbyfe was swallowed up by the Tatari, she was transferred into Vampire Sion when she inherited its power.
    Properly speaking, because everything swallowed by the Tatari is reconfigured as equivalent data, things that can be recreated separately from the Tatari like Riesbyfe are rare. Presumably, it's due to the presence of the True Apocrypha, acting as a shield and slowing her absorption.

    リーズバイフェ【人名】
    盾の騎士。聖堂教会が擁する異端審問騎士団の団長。
    三年前のタタり討伐に参加。シオンを逃がす為に単身ワラキアに挑み、生死不明となる。弦楽器を模した銃盾、概念武装·正式外典ガマリエルを持つ。
    シオンは彼女を頼りにしていたようだが、お互い友情を確かめ合う前に死別してしまった。
    吸血鬼シオンのラストアーク·ブラッドバイブルは彼女がタタリとしてリーズバイフェの情報を再現したもの。リーズバイフェはタタリに飲み込まれたので、タタリ化した吸血鬼シオンの中には彼女が捕らわれている、という事だろう。
    本来なら取り込まれた存在は全て等価値の情報として再構成される為、彼女のように“タタリとは別に再現されるモノ”は珍しい。おそらく正式外典が護りとなり、タタリに取りこまれた彼女の消化を遅らせているのだろう。

  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2
    [v] Tsukihime Dokuhon PlusPeriod - TSUKIHIME Dictionary: Riesbyfe [Person's name], p.190

    Riesbyfe [Person's name]
    Knight of the Shield. Captain of the Knights of the Inquisition led by the Holy Church. Female.
    She participated in the failed subjugation of Wallachia alongside Sion, and faced Wallachia alone so that Sion could escape. Her fate afterward is unknown. She possesses the conceptual weapon "True Apocrypha Gamaliel", a gun-shield that superficially resembles a large stringed instrument.
    Though it seems Sion thought of her as reliable, they were torn apart before either of them realized they had become friends.
    During Vampire Sion's Last Arc, she attacks the enemy by recreating Riesbyfe's information. Apparently, since Riesbyfe was swallowed up by the Tatari, she was transferred into Vampire Sion when she inherited its power.
    Also, though there is apparently a nun with the same name working at a certain academy for girls, it is unknown if they are actually the same person or not.

    リーズバイフェ【人名】

  5. [v] Tsukihime Dokuhon PlusPeriod - TSUKIHIME Dictionary: Yumizuka Satsuki [Person's name], p.190

    Satsuki Yumizuka [Person's name]
    Shiki's classmate. Her nickname is Sacchin.
    She is a pitiable girl, who had been Shiki's classmate several times since middle school, but never managed to capture his attention.
    She just happened to catch sight of somebody who looked like Shiki walking through town one day, and because of that ended up being bitten by a vampire. Afterward, she stalked the town at night as a half vampire herself, her body and mind crumbling, until she encountered Shiki and met her end.
    Basically, your typical tragic heroine. She remained unrewarded to the bitter end, but I'd like to believe she at least received a fleeting salvation in her last moments.
    As it happens, she had an exceptional predisposition for being a vampire. The fact that she was able to operate as a Dead Apostle less than a day after being bitten is totally unheard of. That she was only able to discover her talents after death… it's a little ironic, no? Exactly what you'd expect from the shadow heroine Sacchin.
    Still, at her core she's a normal girl. Though she might be on the same level as the 27 Dead Apostle Ancestors as far as pure suitability is concerned, since her personality is still human it seems that she's doomed to be an eternal dropout.
    In Melty Blood Re-act, she participates as a usable character for the first time, allowing players to enjoy situations that were impossible in the original story. Sion is her pen-pal and fellow back-alley dweller. It's a relationship based on the assumption that Satsuki was still alive when Sion first came to Japan.
    The reason she doesn't have the corpse-throwing killer move that she demonstrated in Tsukihime is because the Satsuki in Re-act has still never killed anybody. Perhaps if there's ever a "full vampire" version of Satsuki, though, it will make an appearance as well?

    弓塚さつき【人名】

  6. [v] Melty Blood Act Cadenza PS2 Manual - Dictionary: Back alley alliance [Term], p.047

    Back alley alliance [Term]
    A congregation of heroines forced to live in back alleys. Right now, Yumizuka Satsuki and Sion are the only official members, though sometimes White Len stops by as well.
    In Tsukihime, back alleys were a terrifying place full of corpses, where girls that should have been dead chased you down and cornered you, and classmates hid their blood-drenched arms. However, it seems that ever since the BAA was founded, safety in the alleys has improved remarkably.

    路地裏同盟【用語】
    路地裏での生活を余儀なくされたヒロインたちの会。今のところ、会員は弓塚さつきとシオンの二名。たまに白レンが混ざったりする。
    月姫で路地裏と言えば殺した筈の美女に追いかけられて追いつめられたり被害者たちの山があったり血塗れの両手を後ろに隠した同級生と出会ったり、と実に恐ろしい場所だが、彼女たちが住むようになってからは安全度があがったようだ。

  7. [v] Tsukihime Dokuhon PlusPeriod - TSUKIHIME Dictionary: Serpent [Colloquial term], p.188

    Serpent [Colloquial term]
    Roa's nickname. The Dead Apostles gave it to him, in reference to the way he lives on through reincarnation. Given that he dabbled in alchemy, it's quite fitting.
    Of course, when you hear alchemy the first thing you think of is Sion, but Sion is an Atlas alchemist, which is something totally different from those alchemists that devoted themselves to Western sorcery. It seems that the Atlas alchemists don't think much of Roa for that very reason, even though they both subscribe to the common idea that "everything flows". Also, contrary to what you may expect, Sion too is possessed of this same elitism, and looks down on Roa on principle.
    …Huh? Then are Sion and Ciel actually on bad terms…?

    蛇【俗称】

  8. 8.0 8.1
    [v] Melty Blood Act Cadenza PS2 Manual - Dictionary: Vampire Sion [Person's name], p.058

    Vampire Sion [Person's name]
    Sion after she has completely changed into a vampire. Master of statistics and random numbers.
    In this state, she is almost unrecognizable as Sion, and is skilled at attacking via the manipulation of information just like Wallachia.
    While she still possesses a shred of human reason during her arcade scenario, in her ending she has completely degenerated into a vampire that revels in destruction and sucking blood.
    Though she has inherited all the countless victims (information) absorbed by the Tatari over the years, it seems that there is information there that she has not yet been able to fully break down and rearrange. And when you eat something bad or rotten, the best thing to do is throw it up.
    I wonder if someday Sion will vomit up this undigested "thing"…?

    吸血鬼シオン【人名】
    完全に吸血鬼化したシオン。統計と乱数の支配者。
    シオンとしての特質は影をひそめ、ワラキアと同じく情報を用いた攻撃を得意とする。
    ゲーム中の吸血鬼シオンはかろうじて人間としての理性が勝っているが、エンディングでは完全に吸血·破壊を良しとする吸血鬼に変貌してしまう。
    タタリが搾取暴飲してきた数々の被害者(情報)を受け継いでいるのだが、中にまだ分解·整理しきれていない情報があるらしい。悪いもの、傷んだものを食べた時は吐き出してしまうにかぎる。
    この消化しきれないものを、いずれシオンは吐き出す事になるのだろうか——?

  9. 9.0 9.1
    [v] Tsukihime Dokuhon PlusPeriod - TSUKIHIME Dictionary: V Sion [Person's name], p.187

    V Sion [Person's name]
    Sion after she has completely changed into a vampire.
    The master of statistics and random numbers, who started carrying out the Tatari as Wallachia's successor. You could say she's Black Sion.
    She was a hidden character in the original Melty Blood, but as of Re-act she's selectable by default.
    In this form she does not use her Etherlite very much, preferring instead to attack with her own claws. Her Arc Drive, Cruel Blood, is Melty Blood's one-and-only act of bloodsucking. It's an appropriate Arc Drive for the guest heroine that represents Melty Blood itself, don't you think?
    She inherited Wallachia's "Cut, cut, cut!", but her version is dignified and cute. Oh, and her casual win pose is pretty sexy, don't you think?

    Vシオン【人名】

  10. [v] TYPE-MOON Fes. Official Pamphlet 10th Anniversary Q & A Booklet:

    Q: Melty Blood is completed, does this mean the story of Sion and Riesbyfe has ended? ....Or are there plans for them to appear in Tsukihime II or other side stories? Please don't put an end to their tales.

    Q: Melty Blood is completed, does this mean the story of Sion and Riesbyfe has ended? ....Or are there plans for them to appear in Tsukihime II or other side stories? Please don't put an end to their tales.

    A: Thank you. As long as fans exist, Sion and Riesbyfe will continue to exist. To be more specific, French Bread will figure something out. It would be great if they can work on the Melty Blood Remake while the Tsukihime Remake is under way, wouldn't it?

    Q:メルブラは既に終わったけど、シオンとリーズの物語も終わりましたか...それとも月姫2や他の番外篇に登場させる予定がありますか?彼女たちの物語を終わらないようにしてください。 台湾の嘯月より

    A:ありがとうございます。そう言ってくれるファンがいるかぎり、シオンとリーズはいき続けます。具体的に言うと、フランスパンさんが何とかしてくれる筈。月姫Rと同時進行でメルブラRとか作られたりしたらいいよね! よね!

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  12. [v] Tsukihime Dokuhon PlusPeriod - TSUKIHIME Dictionary: Psycho Garden [Place name], p.179

    Psycho Garden [Place name]
    Kohaku's own personal Mekong Delta. Made for Kohaku, by Kohaku. The botanical gardens in the Tohno mansion's back yard.
    This is the source of both Makikyuu X and Tonamin Z.
    It seems that recently even fireball-shooting Piranha Plants have taken root here.
    Thanks to a collaboration with Sion, you can expect the development of even more devilish drugs in the future.
    It's the advent of next-century biotechnology.

    サイコガーデン【地名】

  13. [v] Fate/EXTRA material - Encyclopedia: Sialim Eltnam Re-Atlasia [Person's name], p.184

    Sialim Eltnam Re-Atlasia [Person's name]
    Rani's teacher. The last alchemist and the one who created Rani. After sending Rani to the moon, she succumbed to disease.
    As an Atlasian alchemist she was devoted only to her own research, but in the end as a human being, she made Rani and fell into eternal slumber.
    Why she ordered Rani to go to the moon was to see whether it was possible for not just alchemists but for humanity to continue existing in the cyber world, which would mean having to give up their physical bodies.
    Unlike other magi, the Atlasian alchemists do not have the objective of evolving into a higher state of existence. The top priority of Atlas is to avoid the future of destruction. Essentially, this means that it's okay for humanity to change or decline as a species if it means surviving, and she stuck to that thinking.
    As one manifestation of that side of her, she also left Rani with the cold order of incinerating the Moon Cell along with herself if it proved to be a monster that couldn't be controlled.
    In EXTRA, Rani might have referred to her as a “teacher”, but, sorry, just forget that happened.
    Also, there might have been something about Sialim having a twin elder sister who died at birth.

    シアリム・エルトナム・レイアトラシア【人名】
    ラニの師匠。ラ二一を鋳造した最後の錬金術師。
    ラニを月に送り出した後、病死していろ。
    アトラスの錬金術師として自己の研究にのみ沒頭していたが、最後に“人問として” ラニを作り出し、永眠した。
    彼女がラ二に「月に行きなさい」と命じるのは、自分たちを含めた人類にとって、肉体を捨てる事になる電脳世界に人類存続の可能性はあるのか、 と見極めるためでもあったどか。
    アトラフスの錬金術師は他の魔術師たちとは違い、“生命体として高次の段階ヘ の進化”を目的としていない。
    アトラスの最優先事項は “滅びの未来を回避する”こと一占。要は長く生き延びられるのなら、種として変休・退行てもかまわない、という考えであり、彼女もその思相を守り通したのだろう。
    ……その一端として、「ム一ンセルが手に負えない怪物なら、自身ごと焼却せよ」という冷酷な命令も残している。EXTRAではラニが「師父」どか言っていた気がするが、すまん、忘れろ。また、シアリムには出産時、死に別れた双子の姉がいたとかなんとか。.

  14. [v] Melty Blood Act Cadenza PS2 Manual - Dictionary: Barrel Replica [Weapon name], p.050

    Barrel Replica [Weapon name]
    The mystic code possessed by Sion. A replica of the Black Barrel, one of the seven superweapons on display at the Atlas Institute. It is a conceptual armament of "natural lifespan", which demonstrates a toxin (attack power) in proportion to the predestined span of the target's life.
    Sion uses this Barrel Replica in her Arc Drive, but it seems that she isn't utilizing its original function.
    Also, though she discharges the energy horizontally in her Last Arc, Barrel Replica Obelisk, she is able to avoid being blown back by the recoil by anchoring her body to the ground with Etherlite.

    バレルレプリカ【武器名】
    シオンが持つ魔術礼装。アトラス院に展示される七大兵器の一つ、ブラックバレルの模造品。“天寿”の概念武装であり、その生命の寿命に比例した毒素(攻撃力)を発揮する。
    シオンのアークドライブはこのバレルレプリカを用いたものだが、本来の機能は発揮されていないようだ。
    ラストアークであるバレルレプリカ·オベリスクは横方向に力を放出するのだが、反動で吹き飛ばないように体をエーテライトで固定している。

  15. [v] Melty Blood Act Cadenza PS2 Manual - Dictionary: Etherlite [Term], p.059

    Etherlite [Term]
    The nanofilament wire wielded by Sion.
    Although it's used like a whip in the game, it's actually designed to attach to the opponent's skin, integrate with their central nervous system, and read their thoughts and memories. It is because of this technique that the name Eltnam has become synonymous with spiritual hacking.
    Though the thought-reading function seems vile enough, its ability to "merge with and copy memories and experiences" is actually even more dangerous. This inhumane and demonic "acquisition of another's life", which even the Atlas Institute shuns, is a technique unique to the Eltnam family.

    エーテライト【用語】
    正式にはエーテル·ライトと呼ぶ。シオンが使用するナノフィラメント。
    ゲーム上では鞭のように使っているが、本来相手の皮膚に繋げ、脳神経に接続して記憶や思考を読む為のもの。この技術から、エルトナムの者は霊子ハッカーと呼ばれている。
    相手の思考を読む、という機能に目が向きがちだが、“知識·経験を共有·複写する”という事の方が脅威と言えよう。非人道的かつ悪魔的な“相手の人生の獲得”としてアトラス院でも忌避されているエルトナム独特の技法である。

  16. [v] Melty Blood Act Cadenza PS2 Manual - Dictionary: Malignant Information [Term], p.060

    Malignant Information [Term]
    A requirement for the appearance of the Tatari. Shared common knowledge circulating throughout a closed community. Develops by making use of things like anonymous accusations, improbable testimonies, and popular trends. It will take on various forms depending on the circumstances, but at its core is "nothing". It is for this very reason that the Tatari itself is said to have no true identity.
    The "Bad News" used by the Night of Wallachia and the "Terror News" used by Vampire Sion were both forms of this, materialized with magical energy. The creation and control of malignant copies is a particularly advanced application.

    悪性情報【用語】
    タタリ発生の条件となる、閉じたコミュニティーで流布される共有常識。
    匿名性の告発、蓋然性のない証言、浸透率の優れた流行、といったものを利用して成長していく。状況によって様々な形に変化するが、その中心たる核には“何もない”。タタリが正体不在と呼ばれるのはこの為だ。
    ワラキアの夜が扱う『バッドニュース』、吸血鬼シオンが扱う『テラーニュース』はこれを魔力によって具現化したもの。更に高度な悪性情報の利用法に、悪質なコピーを捏造して操るというものがある。