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This name is officially written using the Japanese name format; the family name is Hakos.

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Hakos Baelz is an English-language Virtual YouTuber associated with hololive. She debuted in 2021 as part of hololive -Council-, the second generation of members of hololive English, alongside Tsukumo Sana, Ceres Fauna, Ouro Kronii and Nanashi Mumei.

Introduction Video

《DEBUT_STREAM》-_LET'S_GET_THIS_PARTY_STARTED!_-hololiveEnglish_-holoCouncil

《DEBUT STREAM》- LET'S GET THIS PARTY STARTED! -hololiveEnglish -holoCouncil

Baelz's introduction.

Profile

A member of the Council and the very concept of Chaos, birthed by the world, itself.

The Gods appointed her Chairperson of the Council, but she mostly takes a hands-off approach as she has yet to accept the decision, much like her fellow members. That said, all of them have no intention of contending; instead to obey.

Her mouse-like appearance has deceived many a fool who fails to realize that mice are the harbingers of chaos.

Also of note is her wild smile, which she often flashes in her frequent romps.

Chaos is confusion and disarray, it is fortune and tragedy, and it is freedom from all the logic and inherent nature of life.

She believes that rules are not the be-all and end-all, which is why she has come to break them all.

Watching the aftermath is her greatest joy, and so she remains a bystander to the destruction caused by mayhem.

Personality

Hakos Baelz is loud, unpredictable, and chaotic. Despite this, she seems to have a talent for leading off in discussions and keeping things as orderly as possible, as seen in the first hololive -Council- meeting. Ceres Fauna even described her as a natural born leader, and Baelz eventually embraced the role of "Leader of -Council-." In contrast to her chaotic nature, she speaks rather fondly of the other -Council- members, and is regarded by them as adorable in turn. Baelz can also be easily flustered if things do not go her way.

History

Background

Following the success of hololive English in 2020 and 2021, COVER Corporation announced auditions for a second batch of English members from 12 February to 26 March 2021.[3] Twitter accounts for the five new members were created in June 2021 and YouTube accounts created on 26 July 2021.

Teaser videos for the new generation began on the official hololive English YouTube Channel in August 2021. On 1 August, "Prelude" revealed a story of gods creating the four concepts of space, nature, time, and civilization.[4] On 14 August, "Omen" described the creation of avatars of those four concepts plus that of the primordial force of Chaos, revealing five silhouettes.[5] On 17 August, "Council" revealed the five new hololive English members and announced a grand debut scheduled for the coming weekend.[6] Although the traditional term "generation" was not officially used to refer to the new members, who had been referred to as "hololive English Generation 2" by fans, the new members nonetheless formed a group known as "-Council-".

Upon conclusion of the Council debut PV, all five new members' Twitter and YouTube accounts were revealed, and each made their first tweet.[7][8][9][10][11]

On 17 August 2021, around 24 hours after the initial announcement, Hakos Baelz reached 100,000 YouTube subscribers before her debut. However, YouTube soon removed around half of this number, possibly due to the sudden subscriber growth on a channel with no videos yet, which may have triggered a YouTube anti-bot algorithm.

Debut

Hakos Baelz's debut was originally scheduled for 22 August, by Japan time. A -Council- group collaboration on her channel was tentatively scheduled two hours later. However, the -Council- debuts were postponed for 24 hours due to unspecified technical issues,[12] which members jokingly blamed on the "EN curse," a perceived tendency for hololive English members to suffer from unexpected technical problems.[13] The debuts were rescheduled at the same time on Sunday 22 August (US/Europe time) or Monday 23 August (Japan time).[14]

Baelz's debut stream took place on Sunday, 23 August 2021 at 8 AM (Japan time; 21 August 2021 at 4 PM PDT or midnight BST). She is the fifth and final member of hololive -Council- to debut. Her debut stream reached a peak of over 90,000 viewers, and she had already reached 135,000 YouTube subscribers when the stream started. She finished out the stream by singing Fuwa Fuwa Time, a popular insert song from the anime K-On!, in which she impersonated both characters Mio and Yui from that series. A hololive -Council- collab stream was scheduled on her channel one hour later.[15]

2021

On 29 August, Baelz reached 200,000 YouTube subscribers. She had previously reached this milestone on 23 August, but a number of subscribers had been removed by a YouTube algorithm.

On 4 September, her channel got approved for monetization.

On 23 September, Baelz opened her channel's membership feature.[16]

On 24 September, Baelz's 1 month celebration in the morning (11:30 AM JST). In the same day at night (22PM JST), Baelz held her first official collaboration with another hololive member outside her generation, playing Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes with Takanashi Kiara.[17]

On 12 October, Baelz reached 300,000 subscribers.

Events

  • On 26 October, Anime NYC's announced that every holoCouncil member would appear in "Anime NYC."[18]

Mascots and Fans

  • Her mascot is a red and teal mouse named Mr. Squeaks. It rests on her head.
  • Her fans are known as "Baerats," pronounced "brats."
    • The fan group name was decided by poll during her first post-debut stream. Rejected names for her fan group were "entropeeps" (from "entropy,") "ratpack," and "gate crashers."
  • Her members are called "Rat Pack."

Quotes

  • "The world is not composed with order alone. Can't you apprehend? Not being bound by anything is the greatest limitation."
  • "Time is precious, and time has great booba."

Trivia

Name

  • The name "Hakos" is an anagram of "Khaos," matching her theme as a being of chaos.
  • The name "Baelz" may be a reference to the demon Bael, a being described in medieval grimoires including the Lesser Key of Solomon and Pseudomonarchia Daemonium, or Baalzebul, an ancient Biblical deity or prince of demons sometimes equated with Satan.
    • In Dungeons & Dragons lore, demons are aligned with chaos.
    • The name "Baelz" is also an anagram of "Blaze" as fire is often depicted as the de facto element of chaos.
  • Her name is pronounced "bells hake-oss."
  • Baelz reads her name in Western order, like Watson Amelia, Mori Calliope, Tsukumo Sana, and Ouro Kronii. However, she rarely uses her full name, considering it too formal. Because of her official name format, some Japanese members and fans call her by her surname, much like Watson Amelia in her early days.
  • Prior to her debut, Sana addressed Baelz by a shortened form of her name "Bae," a popular American slang meaning "darling."[19] She revealed this at the beginning of her debut as her common nickname.

Lore

  • Her species is technically not mouse or rat, but "chaos." However, her physical form is that of a rat. She retains both rat and human ears to hear better.
  • She doesn't know her own age, and encourages viewers to "roll a dice" [sic] to determine her age in rat years.
    • Technically, Baelz is in error: "dice" is the plural; "die" is the singular.
    • If a six-sided die is used, this could make her anywhere between 30-180 years old in human years.
    • The first time Baelz rolled a die for her age, it was a 9,999,999-sided die and the result was 2,347,180.[20]
  • Her birthday is 29 February. Leap years were created by Ouro Kronii to hold Baelz. In the Chinese zodiac, one of the possible animals which leap years fall in is the rat, with the other two being dragon and monkey.
  • Her height of 149 cm is equivalent to 7.45 cheesewheels. She sacrificed 8 cheese wheels to stack them up in the yard to check this.
  • Her choker was given to her by the gods. She doesn't know what it's for, but she also has the key to remove it.

Likes and dislikes

  • Her favorite beverage is coffee. She plans to do coffee review streams.
  • Her favorite food is fried cheese.
  • She fears the dark and jump scares.
  • Her favorite weekend activity is to sing and dance.
  • Her top three anime duos are Izaya and Shizuo from Durarara; Edward Elric and Alphonse Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (her overall favorite anime); and Tanya and X from Youjo Senki.
  • Her favorite game genres are RPGs, simulation games, and Nintendo games. She prefers console games to PC, as there are fewer buttons to press on a controller.
  • Her favorite music is anime theme songs, JPop KPop, hardstyle, and EDM.
  • Apart from hololive English, the hololive members she watches the most are Oozora Subaru, Yukoku Roberu and Houshou Marine. However, she watches everyone.
  • Her goals are to dance in 3D, attend a live voice actor event, make many collabs, be a voice actor in an anime, and create her own coffee drink.

Miscellaneous

  • Bae's emoji is a six-sided die, used both in gaming and as a metaphor for the concept of randomness. The physicist Albert Einstein famously used the term in the latter sense regarding quantum mechanics, stating "God does not play dice." The notion that events may appear random while actually being deterministic is a foundation of a field of mathematics known as chaos theory.
  • She shares her character designer with Kaguya Luna and Pinky Pop Hepburn.
  • Baelz speaks English, Japanese and some Korean.
  • Her Live2D rigging artist is Jujube. She shares this with Mori Calliope, allowing her to call the grim reaper "sister."
  • She uses the pronoun "boku" in Japanese when referring to herself. "Boku" is used mainly by boys, but is also used by tomboyish girls. This trait is shared with fellow hololive members Roboco-san, Nekomata Okayu and Amane Kanata, as well as Ars Almal of Nijisanji.
  • Her loading screen pixel art is by Taho.
  • During early October 2021 when Japanese and English branches' members visited each other's Minecraft servers, there sparked some confusion among JP livers due to her unusual username ("whatabae"), often mistaken for Tsunomaki Watame; the "victims" of said confusion includes Oozora Subaru, Amane Kanata, Minato Aqua, Tokino Sora, Sakura Miko, as well as Watame herself.[21]

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Further reading

hololive logo
Solo Debutants
(hololive 0th Gen)
Tokino Sora (🐻) A-chan and Ankimo · Roboco-san (🤖) · Sakura Miko (🌸) · Hoshimachi Suisei (☄️) · AZKi (⚒️)
1st Generation Yozora Mel (🌟) · Aki Rosenthal (🍎) · Natsuiro Matsuri (🏮) · Shirakami Fubuki (🌽) · Akai Haato (❣️)
Retired Hitomi Chris (🌰)
2nd Generation Minato Aqua (⚓️) · Murasaki Shion (🌙) · Nakiri Ayame (👿) · Yuzuki Choco (🍫💋) · Oozora Subaru (🚑)
hololive GAMERS Shirakami Fubuki (🌽) · Ookami Mio (🌲) · Nekomata Okayu (🍙) · Inugami Korone (🥐)
3rd Generation
(hololive Fantasy)
Usada Pekora (👯) · Uruha Rushia (🦋) · Shiranui Flare (🔥) · Shirogane Noel (⚔️) · Houshou Marine (🏴‍☠️)
4th Generation Tsunomaki Watame (🐏) · Tokoyami Towa (👾) · Amane Kanata (💫) · Himemori Luna (🍬)
Retired Kiryu Coco (🐉)
5th Generation
(NePoLaBo)
Yukihana Lamy (☃️) · Momosuzu Nene (🥟) · Shishiro Botan (♌) · Omaru Polka (🎪)
Retired Mano Aloe (👅)
INNK logo
Member AZKi (⚒️)
hololive IN logo
1st Generation Airani Iofifteen (🎨) · Moona Hoshinova (🔮) · Ayunda Risu (🐿️)
2nd Generation Kureiji Ollie (🧟‍♀️) · Anya Melfissa (🍂) · Pavolia Reine (🦚)
hololive EN logo
1st Generation
-Myth- or holoMyth
Ninomae Ina'nis (🐙) · Takanashi Kiara (🐔) · Watson Amelia (🔎) · Mori Calliope (💀) · Gawr Gura (🔱)
Project: HOPE IRyS (💎)
2nd Generation
-Council-
Tsukumo Sana (🪐) · Ceres Fauna (🌿) · Ouro Kronii (⏳) · Nanashi Mumei (🪶) · Hakos Baelz (🎲)
hololive CN logo
(Dissolved Branch)
1st Generation Yogiri (🍼🎸) · Civia (🌙🦄) · Spade Echo (🍑) Everyone retired
2nd Generation Rosalyn (📖) · Doris (🐟) · Artia (❄️) Everyone retired
Holostars logo
1st Generation Hanasaki Miyabi (🌺) · Kanade Izuru (🎸) · Arurandeisu (🍕) · Rikka (⚙️)
Retired Yakushiji Suzaku (💊) · Kagami Kira (💙)
2nd Generation
Sun Tempo
Astel Leda (🎭) · Kishido Temma (🦔💨) · Yukoku Roberu (🍷)
3rd Generation
MaFia
Kageyama Shien (🟣) · Aragami Oga (🐃)
Retired Tsukishita Kaoru (💅)

References

  1. MegaJujube. (2021, August 23). I rigged the Live2D model of Baelz Hakos(@hakosbaelz), HololiveEN Council! What a adorable Chaos! uwu Art: Mika Pikazo (@MikaPikaZo) [Tweet]. Twitter.
  2. Hakos, B. [Hakos Baelz Ch. hololive-EN]. (2021, August 23). 《DEBUT STREAM》- LET'S GET THIS PARTY STARTED! #hololiveEnglish #holoCouncil [Video]. YouTube.
  3. /u/hololive. (2021, February 12). [Press Release] 🎉Second Round Auditions for VTuber Group “hololive English” Begins!. Reddit.
  4. hololive English. (2021, August 1). Prelude|#holoENPrelude [Video File]. YouTube.
  5. hololive English. (2021, August 14). Omen|#holoENOmen [Video File]. YouTube.
  6. hololive English. (2021, August 17). 【Debut PV】Council |#holoCouncil [Video File]. YouTube.
  7. Ceres, F. [ceresfauna]. (2021, August 17). oh deer [Tweet]. Twitter.
  8. Tsukumo, S. [tsukumosana]. (2021, August 17). i come in pease [Tweet]. Twitter.
  9. Hakos, B. [hakosbaelz]. (2021, August 17). dnssɐʍ [Tweet]. Twitter.
  10. Ouro, K. [ourokronii]. (2021, August 17). I’m sorry that I’m not a tree but a helicopter, can’t have everything in life. [Tweet]. Twitter.
  11. Nanashi, M. [nanashimumei_en]. (2021, August 17). oh man [Tweet]. Twitter.
  12. hololive_En. (2021, August 21). [https://twitter.com/hololive_En/status/1429073301108793346 [Debut Postponement 1/2] We regret to inform you that the debut of hololive English -Council-, originally scheduled from 2 AM, Sunday, August 22 (JST), has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances.] [Tweet]. Twitter.
  13. Tsukumo, S. [tsukumosana]. (2021, August 21). the EN curse is out of this world.... [Tweet]. Twitter.
  14. hololive_En. (2021, August 22). Please check the times (JST) below for the adjusted debut schedule of hololive English -Council-. Sana: Monday, August 23, 2 AM Fauna: Monday, August 23, 3:30 AM Kronii: Monday, August 23, 5 AM Mumei: Monday, August 23, 6:30 AM Baelz: Monday, August 23, 8 AM [Tweet]. Twitter.
  15. Hakos, B. [Hakos Baelz Ch. hololive-EN]. (2021, August 23). 《DEBUT STREAM》- LET'S GET THIS PARTY STARTED! #hololiveEnglish #holoCouncil [Video]. YouTube.
  16. Hakos, B. [Hakos Baelz Ch. hololive-EN]. (2021, September 23). ≪MEMBERSHIP UNLOCKED≫ JOIN THE RAT PACK!!!!! [Video]. YouTube.
  17. Hakos, B. [Hakos Baelz Ch. hololive-EN]. (2021, September 24). ≪Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes≫ boom boom with @Takanashi Kiara Ch. hololive-EN [Video]. YouTube.
  18. Anime NYC [animenyc]. (2021, October 26). #AnimeNYC is proud to welcome hololive English -Council- for their NYC debut! Meet @tsukumosana @ceresfauna @ourokronii @nanashimumei_en @hakosbaelz on stage Friday and enjoy a @hololive_En booth and exclusives all weekend! [Tweet]. Twitter.
  19. Tsukumo, S [tsukumosana]. (2021, August 22). @hakosbaelz BAE!!!!!!! Since we have so much free time now I got you blue cheese from tonight's blue moon!Cheese wedgeCheese wedge [Tweet]. Twitter.
  20. Hakos, B [hakosbaelz]. (2021, August 25). oHAKOS!!! someone asked me how old I was today. [Tweet]. Twitter.
  21. DV Translation. (2021, October 15). [Hololive] Everyone's Reaction to Hakos Baelz's Minecraft name (Whatabae) [English Sub] [Video]. Youtube.
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