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Raz
VC4 Raz
Information
Gender Male
Affiliation Edinburgh Army
Unit Ranger Corps
Squad E
Rank(s) Sgt profileSergeant
Role Fireteam Leader
Unit Class Shocktrooper-insignia Shocktrooper
Appearances
Valkyria Chronicles 4
Voice Acting
Japanese Kazuya Nakai[1]
English Greg Chun

Raz (ラズ Razu?) is a character from Valkyria Chronicles 4. A division officer of Squad E. Since he is of the persecuted Darcsen people, he does not have a last name. He belongs to the infantry class of the army.[1]

Edinburgh Army 101st Division 1st Battle Brigade 32nd Armored Ranger Battalion 2nd Regiment Platoon E division officer and Assault soldier. His rank is sergeant. Since his people, the Darcsen, once devastated the continent, they are still persecuted to this day and do not have surnames. His physical ability is very high, to the point where he calls himself “Immortal Raz,” and both his physical strength and agile nature make him incredibly efficient as a soldier. [2]

Profile

Appearance

Personality

He is aggressive and quick to get into fights, and talks with a rough tone. He tends to be misunderstood due to his clumsy personality, but he is extremely caring of his friends.[2]

Biography

Edinburgh army sergeant, age 23. Squad E fireteam leader. From the city of Hafen in Gallia. A Darcsen. He's athletic, and a very capable soldier. He calls himself "invincible." Short-tempered, but cares for his friends. Fond of girls, booze, and cigarettes—though he's decided to quit the latter. He still carried guilt over an old conflict with Claude, but the two of them have talked through it. Their friendship is now stronger than ever. He's had a crush on Leena for a long time now. He made an oath to protect her with his life, and he treats that pledge with uncommon seriousness. To save everyone from Forseti's trap, he set out on a suicide mission. While the Imperials gunned him down, his final courageous charge saved Squad E.

Story

Pre-EWII

Raz, Kai, Leena, Claude, and Riley had known each other since childhood. While they used to play together when little, Raz was a Darcsen living in the slums while Claude was born into a well-to-do family, and the difference ate at Raz. Raz eventually joined a group of delinquents to vent his frustration, and bullied Claude the Weakling.

Concerns of Empire aggression against Gallia led he and his friends to enlist in the Edinburgh Army. Raz and Kai were among the original members of a squad of recruits that later became known as Squad E. When Squad E was officially commissioned, Raz was surprised to find Claude assigned to the squad as the commanding officer. Raz initially refused to acknowledge Claude as his commander due to their past, but Claude eventually earned his trust after leading the entire squad to pass the army ranger course.

Involvement in EWII

During the events of Operation Northern Cross, Raz would demonstrate his ability as an indispensable vanguard of Squad E...in spite of his less than delicate tendencies such as loudly denying any desire for Riley's "stinkin' undies" on laundry day or grabbing "Kai" by the posterior. He would also attempt in his own way to bridge the awkward schism between Riley and Claude.

After the winter cold and frost ground Operation Northern Cross' momentum to a halt, Raz and the rest of Squad E marched against the cold and skirmishes with Imperial forces before finally being picked up by the Cygnus Fleet on the Crystal Sea. Despite chafing against the unfamiliarity of the Centurion and more than a few conflicts with the crew, Raz would soon get along with the naval troops as well as he did most others. He demonstrated his loyalty to his friends by continuing to cover for "Kai" even as she leaked intel on the Centurion and Operation Cygnus to Forseti of the Imperial X-0 Unit. Raz even managed to successfully confess his feelings to "Kai".

As the Centurion neared the Imperial capital of Schwartzgrad, it was caught within an electric net trap by Forseti. With merely an hour's deadline to surrender or die, the only plan Claude and the bridge crew could come up with was a suicide mission where an elite strike force shuts down the net's ragnite generator, knowing full well that they'd be abandoned as the Centurion beelines for the capital. In spite of Claude's own hesitations about this plan necessitating sacrifice, Raz's egging manages to break through, and he is told to assemble a strike force. He rejects the idea of Leena being on the strike force, quote, "I can only go out there if I know you're safe back here."

With his partner acting as a diversion, Raz makes it to the generator. Even sustaining multiple wounds, he guns down the Imperials guarding the generator and destroys it, disabling the net. In a final transmission, he tells Claude to "End the war... Save Gallia... Protect our home." His last words are asking the approaching Imperials to light up his cigarette before his transmission is cut out with gunfire.

Trivia

  • Post-game, the player may visit the Cenotaph, and, with sufficient DCT, resurrect any characters lost, even story deaths like Raz. However, Raz's revival comes with the unique condition that the player must finish the skirmish "Beneath the Frost" on Hard. After that, watch the unlocked Ch. 13 episode "Smells like Dad", to be able to revive Raz.
  • Oddly, Raz is shown with a very high-ranked Reising machine gun in many cinematics and his Personnel entry (at least a Reising M9A7) even though this weapon cannot even be developed until extra weapon tiers are unlocked post-game.

Gameplay

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Quotes

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Gallery

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References

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Characters
Federation Main Members Claude (sqg) | Dan (sqg) | Riley (sqg) | Raz (sqg)
Kai (sqg) | Angelica (sqg) | Minerva (sqg)
Scout Curtis (sqg) | Godwin (sqg) | Jester (sqg)
Thomas (sqg) | Rosetta (sqg) | Teresa (sqg)
Azusa (sqg) | Christel (sqg) | Nico (sqg)
Millenia (sqg)
Shocktrooper Zaiga (sqg) | Simon (sbqg) | Scott (sbqg)
Stanley (sbqg) | Ryan (sbqg) | Vancey (sqg)
Viola (sbqg) | Emmy (sqg) | Fleuret (sbqg)
Ferrier (sqg) | Lily (sbqg)
Lancer Laurent (sbqg) | Keigel (sqg) | Jimmy (sbqg)
Sergio (sbqg) | Gertrude (sqg) | Jean (sbqg)
Hanna (sqg) | Brittany (sqg)
Engineer André (sbqg) | Aulard (sqg) | Rebecca (sbqg)
Rita (sbqg) | Eileen (sqg)
Sniper Aladdin (sqg) | Norid (sbqg) | Leonhardt (sbqg)
Neige (sqg) | Mabel (sbqg)
Grenadier Ben (sqg) | Jascha (sbqg) | Connor (sqg)
Aoife (sbqg) | Louffe (sbqg)
Other Ragnarok
Empire Crymaria (sbqg) | Klaus (sbqg) | Forseti (sbqg)
Belgar (sbqg) | Chiara (sbqg) | Nikola (sbqg)
Downloadable Content Alicia Melchiott | Welkin Gunther | Isara Gunther | Rosie | Largo Potter
Edy Nelson | Selvaria Bles
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Squad Stories Like Old Times (Curtis, Laurent, Eileen) | A Prayer for the Broken (Godwin, Nico, Rosetta) | The Price of Skill (Neige, Aladdin, Leonhardt) | Mischief Makers (Emmy, Viola, Simon) | Reluctant Solitude (Louffe, Stahlschrott) | Honor, Pride, and Regret (Rebecca, Fleuret, Mabel) | Worlds Apart (Zaiga, Vancey, Gertrude) | All the Single Ladies (Millenia, Brittany, Rita) | To Live Unbound (Scott, Norid, Azusa) | (Aulard, Miles, Dan) | Legacies Left (Keigel, Ryan, Ronald) | Girl in the Iron Mask (Ferrier, Jean, Stanley) | Love and Logic (Aoife, Jascha, Hanna) | Unfortunate Souls (Jimmy, Lily, Odin) | Gambler's Ruin (Jester, Teresa, Connor) | Soul of the Navy (Brian, André, Sergio) | A Chivalrous Heart (Minerva, Christel)
Skirmish Normal: 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10
Hard: 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09
Challenge: 01 | 02 | 03
Expert: 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06
DLC 01 | 02 | 03 | 04
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Gameplay
System CANVAS | BLiTZ | Book Mode | Briefing | Command Mode | CP | Action Mode | AP | Last Stands | Incapacitation | Last Stands | Camps | Decorations
Headquarters Command Room | Training Field | R&D Facility | Mess Hall | Private Quarters
Classes Scout | Shocktrooper | Lancer | Sniper | Engineer | Grenadier
Weapons Artillery Rifles | Machine Guns | Lances | Sniper Rifles | Mortars | Grenades | Flamethrowers
Combat Vehicles Hafen | Cactus | Federate Tank | Light Tank
Glossary Europa | Atlantic Federation | East Europan Imperial Alliance | Principality of Gallia
United Kingdom of Edinburgh | Hafen | Fort Krest | Lindbergh Base | Europan Calendar (EC)
First Europan War | Second Europan War | War of the Valkyrur | Federate Forces | Imperial Forces
Squad E | Squad F | Tank | Paradrop | Balloon Net | Valkyrur | Darcsen | Starchild Festival | Valkyria | Valkyrian Experiments | Valkyria Bomb | Ragnite | Ragnite Industry | Ragnite Implosion | Ragnite Implosion Turbine | Ceasefire Treaty
News History's Greatest Comeback | Best Invention Since Tanks! | "Unbreakable" Krest Broken!
Imperial Comms Hub Taken | Closer to the Siegval Line | New Imperial Tanks Afield
Iron Wall Abandoned! | Bad Weather Slows Federation | First Snowfall Hits
The Imperial Counterattack | Federation Forced to Retreat | Imperial Supply Base Falls
Plight of the Islanders | The Wonders of Ragnite | Ghost Ship of the Ice
Tales of the Winter Witch | Treasure of the Crystal Sea | Clash at Fort Garsbruck?
Interview: Paratroopers | Theft at Port Kosvall | Loweholm Grasps at Freedom
Heroes of Northern Cross | Icefield Explosion | Environmental Crisis?
Victory on the Horizon? | Ceasefire! Empire Remains | Heroes of Operation Cygnus
The Road to Peace
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