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Guilty Gear Isuka
Voiced by: Mika Takimoto
Paracelsus Voiced by: Toshimichi Mori
A homunculus created by the owner of a mansion called Frasco. He was an independent scientist attempting to plumb the secrets of creating life. The scientist was taken away by the government moments before her birth. A.B.A. was then left alone for ten years. Even though Frasco wasn't impossible to escape from, A.B.A. came to a nasty epiphany: she realized that her ignorance of the outside world would prevent her from surviving in it, and resigned herself to an isolated existence. To cope with the inevitable depression, A.B.A. began to collect keys; they represented a way to escape her lonely life into an exciting new world. While wandering the area around Frasco one day, she found a sentient relic called Flament Nagel. A.B.A. fell in love at first sight (as the Flament Nagel is shaped like a key) and renamed it Paracelsus. She decided to give it an artificial body like hers, and ventured out into the world looking for a way to do so.
- Artificial Human: Well, she is a Homunculus.
- Badass: No combat training whatsoever, but she can keep up solely based on her strength and Paracelsus.
- Bandage Babe: The only article of clothing she wears is a grey skirt.
- Blood Is the New Black: Since she's regularly covered in blood, people keep mistaking her for an injured person.
- Bloody Murder: Actually a part of her gameplay. She uses blood packs to make Paracelsus's attacks more powerful.
- Canon Immigrant: First appeared in Isuka, then got ported to Slash with upgraded gameplay, and finally given her own story in Accent Core + .
- Cargo Ship: In-universe, with Paracelsus. It's canon from A.B.A.'s side and win quotes from I-No suggest that she even masturbates with Paracelsus (or at least tries to, anyway). Considering it's I-no, you may want to take this with a grain of salt.
- Cast from Hit Points: Her Moroha (Double-Edged) Mode gives her the ability to run and some extra punch in her altered normals and moves, but it steadily drains her health while it's active.
- Clingy Jealous Girl/Yandere: Has a tendency to get in fights if she thinks someone's trying to take Paracelsus away. When he's finally transformed, she has him chained to her so that he can't run away.
- Depending on the Artist: Depictions of A.B.A. can range anywhere from looking like she just crawled out of her grave to being a straight-up Cute Monster Girl. Compare her picture up top to her in-game sprites.◊
- The Eeyore: She constantly speaks in a very morose voice, and never really perks up for anything beyond her companion.
- Fingerless Gloves
- Goth: Appears to be styled after the gloomy types.
- Glacier Waif: Not particularly muscle-bound, but she's got the strength to swing Paracelcus around. Her speed is on par with Potemkin's without the blood packs, since she can only dash.
- Improbable Weapon User: Uses an ancient, sentient key with blade-like properties.
- Lightning Bruiser: Once Paracelsus gets a taste of blood and enters Moroha (Double-Edge) Mode through that method or through her command throw, A.B.A. becomes very fast and powerful, due to being able to run normally in that mode and having a ton of advantageous moves. She also overall has very high defense tied with Robo-Ky and a solid Guts rating, where normally she is able to take a ton of beatings if not for her draining health in said mode.
- She takes even more of the cake when she enters Goku Moroha (Extreme Double-Edge) Mode through one of her Overdrives.
- Our Homunculi Are Different
- Mad Love: A.B.A. is in total love with her weapon. Paracelus is uninterested in both her and the idea of having a body of his own. He doesn't really get a choice in that matter since he can't walk away.
- Petthe Dog: While he doesn't want a romantic relationship with her, Paracelus does care for A.B.A.
- Theme Naming: A lot of her move names have to do with destroying things or something negative (Ruination, Eradication, Blunder, etc).
The boss of Isuka. A large Gear controlled by a small man and his dog.
- Gentle Giant: Said to be a kind hearted old man who simply happened to find a long-dead gear and decided to have a little fun with it.
- Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: So far, barely anything is known about the man, the Gear, or the dog. Yet, they were the final boss on their debut game.
- Monster Suit
- SNK Boss: Has several high-priority moves.
- For Massive Damage and Nigh Invulnerable: His only vulnerable spot is his head. You cannot damage him anywhere else.
Z-Dan (Team Zako)
Voiced by: Takao Suzuki, Toshimichi Mori, and Masaomi Kikuchi
A group of thieves who appear in Isuka.
Guilty Gear Petit
The under-loved character who only appeared in Guilty Gear Petite 1 and 2, Fanny is a slightly airheaded weirdo who is trying her best to find Dr. Baldhead since she's a big fan of him. She's a nurse with a huge syringe, and a medical kit of oversized weapons. She's cute, she's rare-to-find, she's... never mentioned.
- Battleaxe Nurse: A subversion in that she's actually quite cute, but has hints of being sadistic.
- Hospital Hottie: But of course.
- Little Miss Badass: A nurse who attacks you with a syringe and medical tools. Basically, Faust if he was a ditzy loli.
- Nurse with Good Intentions: She is a student of nursing school, but her violent behavior may hint that she's... not ideal.
- Palette Swap: She has a lot of moves like Faust, though it doesn't explain how she can do Neck Periscope without Faust's occultist powers.
- Playing with Syringes
- Zettai Ryouiki: Grade B.
Guilty Gear Judgment
Voiced by: Takayuki Ideriha
The titular antagonist of Guilty Gear Judgment. Once a scientist named Raymond, he experiments on the people of Villtania to create a weapon stronger than the Gears. He eventually does this to himself by consuming the powers of Inus, the ruler of the Underworld, but much like a certain SNK Boss, gets consumed by his power and dies.
- A God Am I: Actually refers to himself as God against several of the characters, most specifically Ky and Potemkin.
- Big Bad: of Guilty Gear Judgment.
- Karmic Death: He dies because the king of the Underworld wished to remain dead, and this causes Raymond to melt away.
- That, and his soul technically jumped into a dead body, which is something Eddie actually mocks him for.
- Mad Scientist
- One-Winged Angel
Guilty Gear: Dust Strikers
Guilty Gear Vastedge
The boss of the pachislot game Vastedge.
A crippled girl whom Ky befriended in the Lightning The Argent novel. She is saved by Ky and is currently under the protection of the IPF.
- Damsel in Distress: She gets rescued by Ky from punks who were harassing her.
- Friend to All Children: She tutors children.
- Ill Girl: Is wheelchair-bound.
- Subverted when she gets cured when she accidentally drank the Vitae, causing her to have Gear cells, and causing her legs turn into hydra-like Gears.
- Double Subverted because after that, she's in a wheelchair again.
- Long Lost Sisters: Solaria and her
- Parental Abandonment
She is an experiment by the Blackard Corporation to create a command-type Gear. Solaria is saved by Ky and put into the custody of the IPF. She comes from the light-novel Lightning the Argent.
- Long Lost Sisters: Marina and Her
- One-Woman Wail: We never hear it, but is described at the novel.
- Person of Mass Destruction: The song mentioned above caused a lot of deaths in their village. Her song awakens the Gear cells from the Blackard medicine which people drank. Their body parts mutate into Gears and EATS THEM.
- Parental Abandonment
- Pointy Ears
The 17-year-old President of "A Country", formerly the USA. She's few more than a pawn for the Assassins's Guild, and she knows it clearly: refusing to just take it, Erica decides to have an alliance with Zepp and becomes the target of the guild, which leads Chipp Zanuff to her. She comes from the novel "The Butterfly and her Gale."
- Bodyguard Crush: She and Chipp.
- In Distress:
- We Have Your Adoptive Mother and Orphan's Ordeal: Erica was raised in an Orphanage of Love, and at some point the director of said place is kidnapped in an attempt to blackmail her into cutting ties with Zepp.
- Plucky Girl: The reason why she's in trouble is because she wants to do what she thinks is the right thing.
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right: When the kid has enough of being a pawn, she tries this.
- Rebellious Princess
Former Rebel Leader from Zepp, now the President of the country. Potemkin's superior, on whose orders he entered the first Sacred Tournament.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Attacking Zepp while he's around is a very bad idea. Bedman learned this the hard way in Xrd.
- Badass: For a while, the only thing we really knew about Gabriel was that he's the president of Zepp, and was at one point considered a rival by Slayer of all people. Then come Xrd, where we learn just why Slayer considers him a rival. Case in point, he delivers a Curbstomp Battle against Bedman, who up until that point had been nigh unbeatable even against the likes of Slayer and Sol.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: His fighting style, with a combination of speed, Super Strength, fire, and Stuff Blowing Up.
- Lightning Bruiser: He's basically what Potemkin would be if he were smaller, faster, smarter, and stronger. Bedman learned this the hard way.
- Mission Control
- No Sell: As part of his Curbstomp Battle against Bedman in Xrd. He counters a teleporting opponent with an attack that incinerates anything within its range. When the opponent tries to retreat, he simply grabs and yanks them back down.
- Reasonable Authority Figure
- Rebel Leader
- Sharp-Dressed Man
- Shell-Shocked Veteran
- Taking the Bullet: What Potemkin does for him, in XX Accent Core Plus.
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- "Long time no see, Frederick..."
Voiced by: Yasunori Masutani (XX, JP), Tomokazu Sugita (Overture-current, JP) / Yuri Lowenthal (Overture, EN) Derek Stephen Prince (Xrd, EN)
The co-creator of the Gears along with Sol and a woman named Aria. Like Sol, he too feels remorse for creating them in the first place, but feels that he should manipulate things from the shadows. He has 2 servants to assist him in his mysterious goals: the time-traveler Raven, and I-no. He also has connections with several other characters, such as Baiken, Anji, and Axl Low, but mainly Sol & Justice. In XX, he appears after I-no is beaten by Sol, and renders her unconscious. An enraged Sol attacks, but That Man simply brushes it off and delivers a stunning blow to him. He states that Sol is necessary for the world's fate to be decided, but Sol doesn't buy it. Later, he is found by Anji who, as revealed in Accent Core + , decides to join him for the world's betterment (and to keep I-no on a leash). In Sol's bad ending, That Man chews him out, saying that he can exist outside of time through some means that have not been confirmed yet. He leaves a writhing, agonized Sol to his fate as he starts to burn away from existence.
In Overture he oversees the actions of Valentine while putting his own schemes in motion to prevent a "Merciless Apocalypse". He appears before Sol, who transforms into his true Gear form to do battle with him (his first appearance as a boss in the series). Later, he reveals to Sol that Valentine is a clone of Aria, who was "already killed", strongly hinting at the fact that Aria is, in fact, Justice. After Sol's departure, he talks with Raven about how Sol's Dragon Install is "corroding", and alludes that there may be more copies of Valentine out there.
- Affably Evil: Axl expected him to be someone more...villainous. I-No agrees. Apparently in the near end of Overture, and Xrd, it was wrong.
- Anti-Villain / Anti-Hero: He doesn't want the end of the world, but his actions seem to contradict this until there's a peaceful unity between Gears and Humans.
- The Atoner: He repeatedly comments that he deserves every bit of Sol's hatred. He admit that Aria's death was his fault, but also comments it should be Sol's fault as well since they killed her after she somehow becomes a mindless and ruthless weapon of humanity's destruction in the first game.
- Big Bad: Did cause the Crusades by creating Justice, but beyond that he hasn't done a lot.
- Subverted as seen in Xrd for first time since the end of Overture, Good All Along.
- Big Good: Xrd -Sign- revealed him to be this for the whole series.
- Breaking Speech: Towards Sol, several times.
- The Chessmaster
- Crazy-Prepared: In Revelator, the sequel/update of Xrd, That Man entrusts Raven to find Elphelt before she merges with Justice, and to seek out Jack-O. He also asks that Raven acquires the assistance of Sol and his party since their objectives coincide, during his absence of being imprisoned by Bedman, before the assassin and Ariels spots him and Raven.
- Dark Messiah: Pretty much opposite towards Sol.
- Distressed Dude: Ends up captured by Bedman after his attempt to stop Justice's revival fails. He is not seen again, but one thing is made clear: he is a top-priority target of Bedman and Ariels. So, in the Revelator update, before Bedman spots him during his imprisonment, unable to exit to the real world from an isolated space, That Man entrust Raven to carry his mission during his absence from imprisonment.
- Even Evil Has Standards: In reality, he did care for Aria and Sol, as well as the unity of humanity between Gears and Humans like Ky and Dizzy. Even though he does once without any options in the first game.
- Evil Plan: Not really, the ends of Overture, and Xrd has the sort of subversion. All he wants is to have Gears and any living beings on Earth have unity with humanity just like Dizzy and Ky, rather than being a mindless weapon like how the Conclaive and Ariels wanted.
- Evil Versus Evil: Played Straight in Xrd against Conclave and Ariels since he was formerly an antagonist in previous games until the near end of Xrd.
- Enemy Mine: Pulls this with Sol of all people to destroy the Cradle's shield in Xrd.
- Good All Along: Despite his previous action in the previous games, until 'X'', and finally, the near end of Overture, and Xrd is actually this.
- The Faceless: Subverted in Accent Core and completely averted in the official Overture guidebook. In Accent Core we only get to see the outline of his face, but the guidebook reveals that he is Caucasian, and has white hair. The only thing not visible about him is his eyes, which are covered by his hair. Because of this, several people now tend to compare him to Near from Death Note. We see him in person in a flashback in Xrd.
- Fountain of Youth / Merlin Sickness: A very strange, self-inflicted case. In order to be able to exist within the Backyard, That Man had to reverse his aging process using magic. In XX and Accent Core, he appears just as he did years ago, but in Overture his body has de-aged to that of a teenager. By Xrd he's practically a child.
- Hidden Agenda Villain: Not a hint about his true motives has been revealed in any of the games. We only know that everyone in the cast is affected by his machinations. Becomes a heroic example, as seeing Dizzy as a symbol of hope within humanity.
- I Did What I Had to Do: He was the one who manually forced Justice to fire on Japan, in order to prevent an invasion by the Great Will. Although he still regret on this action.
- Magi Babble
- Merlin Sickness: A rare, self-inflicted version. The reason he's been alive for over 100 years is because he's been using magic to reverse his aging.
- Manipulative Bastard: Becomes a heroic example, as revealed in the near end of Overture, later in Xrd
- No Name Given
- No Sell: Near the climax of Xrd Bedman gets the drop on That Man and pulls him into Nightmare Theater. That Man turns out to be completely immune to it's effects, but it still makes an excellent prison that as of REVELATOR That Man is finding troublesome to get out of.
- Older Is Better
- The Omniscient Council of Vagueness: Talks about vague things with his minions every game.
- So Proud of You:"Dizzy-kun, you are the hope for the world. Beyond my wildest dreams."
- The Trickster
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: KINDA. His goal is to stop the Universal Will. But he does a LOT of bad things to accomplish this goal. If it IS his true one...
- White Hair, Black Heart: Subverted, yet an anti-heroic example, as seen in the near end of Overture, Xrd. See The Atoner and Good All Along.
Voiced by: Yumiko Ogawa (XX, JP), Yukiko Kato (AC+, JP), Tomomi Isomura (Xrd, JP) / Ashly Burch (Xrd, EN)
May's best friend in the Jellyfish Pirates.
Voiced by: Megumi Han
Slayer's immortal wife who is always seen to be accompanying him. Apparently, she isn't a vampire.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Elphelt's victory quote and Bedman's Instant-Kill against Slayer make her out to be this.
- Complete Immortality: Slayer drains all her blood before entering battle and she does not mind it one bit.
- Happily Married
- She's Got Legs
- The Speechless / The Voiceless: She never spoke, despite Slayer always conversing with her. However...
- Suddenly Voiced: She finally talks with Slayer during the intro to his arcade mode in Xrd.
Voiced by: Hiroki Yasumoto
An amoral scientist who works for the PWAB. He has a connection with Johnny. He meddles with many of the characters by making Justice clones and having them fight. He is apparently a traitor to the Japanese people according to Anji, Baiken and Faust.
The Conclave (Senato)
- "Well then, shall we begin? It's time to take over the world."Libraria is voiced by: Tomomi Isomura (JP) / Tara Platt (EN)Chronus is voiced by: Tomonori Tsuboi (JP) / Liam O'Brien (EN)
A group consisting of four masked sages, who are the supreme advisers to the Pope. The members of the Conclave consist of Axus (I), Libraria (II), Baldias (III), and Chronus (IV).
It is revealed through supplemental materials that they are behind Ky's appointment as a Puppet King, holding the well-being of his wife and son as leverage to keep him on a leash. Their stated goal is to manipulate events in order to guide humanity to their desired future, which essentially equates to world domination, with them ruling as gods. Their influence is widespread, and it is slowly being revealed that they are, or could potentially be, involved with the backstories of much of the cast.
- A God Am I: They believe that they are the only ones who are worthy to rule over humanity.
- Ancient Conspiracy: It turns out that they're actually descended from a line of Apostles, who are linked to the sage described in the game's opening sequence. Their ancestors were the first to discover magic, along with the sage, who would later become known as "The Original Man".
- Big Bad Duumvirate: Themselves and Ramlethal, until Ramlethal is captured at least; at which point it's just them.
- Combat Pragmatist: No magic, no traps, no tricks. Axus flat out shoots Ky in the back with a revolver, and then proceeds to shoot him several more times to be sure. It doesn't quite work.
- Expy: Of Takamagahara from BlazBlue. Both are Omniscient Councils of Vagueness with the desire to manipulate events to guide humanity towards the future that they desire, instead of letting history run its own course. Both also utilize other dimensions within their plans (Takamagahara uses the Boundary, The Conclave uses the Backyard). Both also end up betrayed by those who they perceived to be their pawns (Takamagahara had Terumi, The Conclave had Ariels).
- Government Conspiracy: Remember the Post-War Administration Bureau? These are the people heading it. The PWAB is just a public front to hide their shady actions.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Libraria ends up sacrificing herself to save Chronus.
- It Has Been an Honor: As they move their plan to revive Justice into it's final stage they each say their condolences to each other and express hope that they will see each other again in the next life.
- Malevolent Masked Man: A council of them.
- The Omniscient Council of Vagueness: Of a more sinister bent than their BlazBlue counterparts (Takamagahara A, B and C).
- Sole Survivor: Chronus at the end of SIGN.
- The Smurfette Principle: Libraria is the only female member.
- This Cannot Be!: This alongside a healthy dose of oh crap is Axus' reaction moments before Ky kills him with Rising Force and having seen that Ky's left eye is glowing crimson.
- True Companions: Villainous they may but they value each other highly and with the utmost respect, and even though Baldias is dead the other members still keep a cup of tea ready at his seat.
- Walking Spoiler: This is a faction involved in pretty much everyone's backstory, in one way or another.
SPOILER CHARACTER #1
- Voiced by: Chie Sawaguchi (JP), Cassandra Lee (EN)
- Ill Girl: In the Story Mode of Xrd, she contracts a terminal disease known as a "TP infection" which has a timeframe ranging between 2 weeks and 1 month before the infected person dies.
- Incurable Cough of Death: Subverted. A cure for her sickness was discovered 100 years after she contracted it, but at that point, she was being experimented upon in order to create Justice.
- The Lost Lenore: It's very clear that her death was one of the reasons Sol became very bitter and driven by revenge.
SPOILER CHARACTER #2
The Universal Will / "Mother"A female cosmic entity from The Backyard, the source of the Valentines, and the reason for Magic replacing technology. The Valentines refer to her as "Mother" and attack humanity according to her instructions. In 1999, as the Apostles predicted, it destroyed all human electronics and plunged the world into crisis. In response, the Apostles taught Magic to the world and formed the Sanctus Populi.
- Expy: Of the Black Beast from BlazBlue. Like the Beast, it is a force of nature that puts humanity at the brink of destruction and forces the utilization of magic over science.
- The Heavy: Responsible for the Age of Magic, and the events of Overture and Xrd.
- Gaia's Vengeance: That Man and The Conclave believe that she attacks each time humanity hits a certain threshold of advancement or ascension to drag them back down into toil and strife.
- God Is Evil
- Greater Scope Villain: Responsible for the entire plot, since this is the being that caused the usage of electronic devices to fail, ushering in the age of magic.
- Misanthrope Supreme: She teaches the Valentines that humans are "redundancies" to be eliminated.
- No Transhumanism Allowed: In 1999, she destroyed all human electronics. In the setting of Guilty Gear's humanity's interactions with magic are what's driver her to attack again.
SPOILER CHARACTER #3
- Voiced by: Junko Minagawa (JP), Valerie Arem (EN)
- Arch-Enemy: To That Man and Sol, because they're in the way.
- Ax-Crazy: Oh yes. She is completely batshit insane. Her facial expressions in the story for -REVELATOR- say it all.
- Of Imperator Izanami from BlazBlue. Both are antagonistic figures of great political power who seek to create a new world by destroying the current one, and both were believed to be puppets of another antagonist, but actually weren't.
- In some degree, she is also this from Werbellia The Swamp Witch from Queen's Blade, as both are women who are the Greater Scope Villain for their respective settings and having a group of people working for them while being in the shadows (The Valentines and Bedman for Ariels and Melona, Airi and Menace for Werbellia). Extra points both are even voiced by the same voice actress.
- Greater Scope Villain: Set up as this at the end of Xrd's story.
- Manipulative Bitch: Seems to be manipulating the Valentines along with Bedman, pretending to be the Universal Will.
- She Who Must Not Be Seen: When she makes her appearance in The Stinger, the only thing we can see of her is her back.
- In a -REVELATOR- Trailer, her face is seen, with red eyes and white hair, similar to Jack-O'
- The Woman Behind the Man: The Conclave thought they were manipulating her. They were wrong. Dead wrong.
SPOILER CHARACTER #4
The OriginalA man whose name is unknown. He is the first person to discover the Backyard, and write his findings in a book of the same name, and tell the world, "no evil should touch this place." He is still alive, working to protect the world from the shadows. That Man appears to be his only ally.
- The Ghost: He has yet to be seen. Only Axl has heard his voice.
- Hollywood Encryption: He tasks Axl with delivering a message to That Man, magically encrypted so that only That Man can understand it. When Axl tried to tell I-No, he can "speak" it fine but all I-No hears is gibberish.
- Meaningful Name: He is the original person to discover the source of magic: the Backyard.