Characters / Guilty Gear XX

Here we're going to list the characters introduced in Guilty Gear XX and its Updated Rereleases.

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Playable Characters

    Bridget 
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"Um, can you still move? Roger says that he wants to use your body... Yeah..."

Voiced by: Hiroko Konishi (XX), Yukiko Kato (AC)
Roger voiced by: Akihiro Ishihara (XX-current)

Bridget is a (crossdressing) boy. In his hometown there is a superstition that if twins of the same gender are born, disaster will come. And because of that, baby Bridget was taken into the custody of the local convent's nun, then raised as a girl (well, it was that or having him killed off). He works as a bounty hunter to prove his manliness and that he isn't bad luck. Why he continues to dress like a girl when he wants to prove his manliness is unclear.

  • All There Is to Know About "The Crying Game": Bridget's gender is the reason many people stumbled upon the Guilty Gear series.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: For all his protests to the contrary, he definitely looks like a girl who was raised in a convent. Actually having a figure reminiscent of a petite woman doesn't help his case.
  • Badass Adorable: He's one of the cutest characters on the roster, and will fight people with what amounts to toys.
    • Badass Normal: Probably the most normal cast member of them all, yet can easily stand his ground with every other character.
  • Bishōnen: In training.
  • Breakout Character: He was voted to be the most popular character in an official poll, beating Sol Badguy himself.
  • Chained by Fashion: Bridget wears what looks like a giant handcuff for a belt, to the mystery of anyone who sees him.
  • Crash-Into Hello: One of Bridget's Intro Animations has him accidentally tripping up and then stepping on his opponent, and then the fight begins.
  • Cross Dressing Voice: Speaks very softly without a trace of normal male tenor/bass.
  • Cute but Cacophonic: He actually started having a high-pitched but bearable tone in the original XX series, but when Yukiko Kato took over in the Accent Core series, his voice got more high-pitched to the point where it became ear-grating.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: of course.
  • Fragile Speedster: Possesses among the fastest running speeds in the game, but at the same time he suffers from having among the lowest health of the cast.
  • Improbable Weapon User: A yo-yo. And for backup, a teddy bear named Roger that can spew flame and has a buzz-saw in his waist.
  • Joke Character: Bridget was conveived as "a cute character" by Daisuke Ishiwatari, who wanted to vary the games' cast, and storyline-wise, was rather weak. His XX, #Reload and Slash incarnations were decent-tiered gameplay-wise, however, with #Reload being the best-tiered. His Accent Core incarnation dumbed him down to the point of completely turning him into this.
    • Lethal Joke Character: His Accent Core Plus and Accent Core Plus R incarnations buffed the damage and overall effectiveness of his moves significantly to the point of turning him into this instead. In addition, rushdown attacks are simple to pull off (one of the best in-game), including Starship, as the move can deliver a good combo even during a Roger summon, can be used in midair, and is excellent for putting pressure on opponents; and his Me and My Killing Machine Overdrive is one of the best of its type that can be used as an anti-air move and can be used in almost any position of the screen (depending on the placement of the Yo Yo).
  • Modesty Shorts: Modest, up until the point he accidentally yanks his own dress up with his yo-yo.
  • Nun Too Holy: He wears a nun's habit.
  • Plucky Boy: Nothing keeps this kiddo down for long.
  • Raised as the Opposite Gender: See his description above.
  • Ship Tease: For a crossdressing young teen with a girl's name, Bridget is pretty popular with the girls in the series. XX Reload has him become friends with Dizzy in his Path 2 ending (as well as getting a Jellyfish Pirate hat from a girl that looks vaguely like Dizzy), as well as showing him and May acting friendly towards each other in her Path 2 ending. And Jam flirts with Bridget on at least one occasion, as well as having him become her waiter in her first Story Mode ending for Accent Core Plus.
  • Token Mini-Moe: Male example, sharing the spot with May.
  • Unsettling Gender Reveal: The infamous former Trope Namer. Though despite what the Memetic Mutation would have you think, it only happens three times in the franchise.
  • Unwitting Pawn: I-No once used Bridget to distract the other characters by giving him a fake bounty list, with exaggerated descriptions of their previous deeds. Despite what the tropes above say, Bridget is not very powerful in the scheme of things and only served as a distraction for his "targets".
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Meme's there for a reason, people.

    Slayer 
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Slayer of Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR-.

"A gentleman always exceeds expectations."

Voiced by: Iemasa Kayumi (XX-Xrd -SIGN-, JP), Takaya Hashi (Xrd -REVELATOR-, JP) / JB Blanc (EN)

A powerful Nightwalker who seems to be the only one who knows exactly what the hell is going on. He visits many characters and gives them valuable hints. He was the original founder of the Assassins' Guild, and his main objective is to disband it because it became corrupted from his original intentions. He is married to an immortal Lady in Red named Sharon, who is completely immune to anything, even parasites like Eddie (In fact, it is shown in Eddie's 1st ending in XX that upon making contact with her, he melts away into nothingness).

Confirmed as a returning character for Xrd. One day, Slayer receives information from a confidante, who did not survive gathering their intel, regarding the Senate's involvement with Faust's past as Dr. Baldhead and the resurrection of Zato-1. His curiosity piqued, he once again makes his appearance in the human world to find out more.

  • Bad Ass: Slayer laughs at classic vampire weaknesses. Slayer scoffs at sunlight and shrugs off a stake in his heart like it's nothing. Slayer eats garlic for breakfast, lunch AND dinner. And if all this mockery wasn't enough, Slayer tops it all off by wearing a cross for a tie. The man is just a colossal badass. Period.
  • Classical Movie Vampire
  • Close Range Combatant: Like Jam, he has no projectile moves and has to get up closer to deal damage.
  • Creepy Cool Crosses
  • Deadpan Snarker/The Gadfly: Perfectly capable of it. It even reflects his fighting style, which has an emphasis on dodging and punishing attacks. From Slayer's XX story mode:
    I-no: What's an old geezer like you doing here?
    Slayer: I've come to watch.
    I-no: What?
    Slayer: It isn't That Man's style to cause this kind of random destruction. I assumed it had to be a clueless underling gone wild. I'm looking forward to seeing how he punishes you.
    I-no: That's it, you're dead! I'll burn you to ash, dissolve you into water, turn you into a mud pie, feed you to pigs, and turn you into excrement!
    Slayer: Well I must say, you're quite the hospitable one. But it'd be quite rude to bother a pig with all that. Don't you think?
    I-no: Shut up and die!
  • Even Evil Has Standards: While not super evil, he still dislikes what has happened to the Assassins Guild.
  • Happily Married: He and Sharon.
  • High-Class Glass
  • I Let You Win: Seeing as every fight against him is acknowledged as him not going all out, it's pretty obvious he does this.
    • You can definitely see this in his knockdown sprite. Rather than lying unconscious, when Slayer is "knocked out", he merely lies on the ground with a miffed expression on his face, propped up on his arm.
  • Immortality: Besides being The Undead, his wife Sharon may have Complete Immortality.
    • In one of Venom's endings, he finds that nothing he does can so much as hurt Slayer. He ends up settling for chaining Slayer into a coffin and chaining that to a wall.
  • Let's Fight Like Gentlemen
  • Lightning Bruiser: Slow walking speed aside, Slayer has high health, hard-hitting and fast attacks, and can teleport in an instant.
  • Megaton Punch: His Instant Kill has him sending his opponent flying out of the galaxy with an uppercut.
  • Nice Guy: Extremely civil to pretty much everyone, even hands out hints to people for seemingly no reason than wanting to be helpful (like when he informs Ky Kiske something is seriously wrong with the bounty on Dizzy even though he has little reason to care).
  • Official Couple: Happily Married with Sharon.
  • Older Is Better
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Sunlight doesn't affect him. In Isuka's credits, it is shown that other traditional vampire weaknesses (a cross, garlic and a wooden stake) are merely amusing to him.
  • Really 700 Years Old
  • Sharp-Dressed Man
  • Smoking Is Cool: Slayer can actually block attacks with smoke from his pipe.
  • 10-Minute Retirement: Slayer retired from the Assassins' Guild years ago when his protege Zato became the head. Hearing that Zato went insane and eventually died because of his obsession over Millia's betrayal, however, drove him out of retirement to disband the Guild. Venom had other plans, and the two clashed, with Slayer eventually approving of his actions. It finally looked like he was ready to settle down, until the events of Xrd. Come -REVELATOR- and it looks like he's back for good this time.
  • Warrior Poet: His Instant Kill includes haiku, come on!
  • Willfully Weak: One of the strongest characters in the series, although we never see him go all-out on That Man so we cannot say if he is the strongest.
  • The Worf Effect: Even if he's usually Willfully Weak, he's usually still capable of giving a major ass-kicking like yesterday against the majority of the cast. Then in Xrd, he's beaten off by Bedman even while having Millia and Venom by his side and only bailed out by Zato because the latter is more familiar with Bedman's style.

    Zappa 
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"Ack, my body's turning in strange directions again! M-My ears...! My arms! My legs! Even my NECK!...Neck?"

Voiced by: Yuuji Ueda

A seemingly normal man who is actually possessed by several spirits. He seeks to find Faust so he can cure his ailment. In XX he finds Faust, who tells him that he doesn't know what to do about it and suggests that he train himself to control the blackouts. In Accent Core + , he encounters Faust again, who finally concludes that Zappa is possessed after seeing S-ko for the first time. Faust purges the ghosts from Zappa, and he thanks Faust for his help.

Zappa returns as a Story Mode NPC in -REVELATOR-, now sporting a brand-new look, as shown here. Apparently he has made peace with the spirits within him, and now works alongside Dr. Paradigm.


  • Awesome, but Impractical / Difficult but Awesome: Zappa is consistently a low ranked character. This is not because he is weak, but because when you play Zappa, you essentially play as five different characters at once and constantly (and randomly) change between them throughout the fight. That said, if you can get Raou out, Zappa becomes a Game Breaker.
  • Ax-Crazy: When he's being possessed by 7 different ghosts, he becomes rather unstable and unhinged.
  • Bishounen: The reason why S-ko got attracted to him.
  • Blank White Eyes: When possessed by S-ko.
  • Blessed with Suck: Is a natural medium for spirits and doesn't know it, and this means he attracts many of them and gets possessed.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Not that he's aware of this, mind you. All he knows is he passes out randomly and wakes up in a new area with fresh wounds on him.
  • Character Development: -REVELATOR- shows that he's managed to utilize his experiences with the supernatural via his own condition to great benefit. During the 6-year Time Skip he developed his own thesis that supernatural occurrences were connected to the realm known as the Backyard, and it eventually got him a job as part of Illyria's R&D team. Over the course of the story, he plays an integral part in stopping Ariels' plans.
  • The Chew Toy: Poor, poor Zappa.
  • Confusion Fu: Seriously, he is able to randomly change his moveset while fighting. That said, all his moves on their own have very solid usage in mix-ups, pressure, frame-traps and the like.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Despite being possessed by ghosts, every single one of them save for S-Ko feel very sorry for him and wish they could comfort him (seen in one of his story mode endings in the original XX games).
  • I Am Legion: Has an evil dog, a cursed sword, the "Three Stooges", Raou (No, not THAT Raoh), and S-ko living within him. And the centipedes that appear while the summoning attack and one of his Overdrives.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Deals the same amount of damage as Sol Badguy, but is faster and has higher survivability. His Raou summon takes this further and to literal levels.
  • Limp and Livid: His standard idle stance, except backwards.
  • Many Spirits Inside of One: Has about 8 ghosts that are using him as a home.
  • Motor Mouth: Not when he's himself, but during battle he just never shuts up. Justified as he has about 7 ghosts trying to talk all at once.
  • Not Himself: Whenever possessed by S-ko. In Story Mode this is indicated by his skin turning dark blue and Blank White Eyes until Accent Core Plus (which showed him bent over backwards like his fight pose). His voice is also distorted.
  • Powers via Possession: A key part of fighting with Zappa is recognizing what powers are available to you at any given point.
  • Primal Fear: His profile notes that he dislikes scary things. Look at his other tropes and then come back.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl
  • Stringy-Haired Ghost Girl: S-ko. Take a look at her and you'll know what her inspiration is.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: His return in -REVELATOR- gives him a surprisingly important role in the story. He's Dr. Paradigm's new assistant.
  • Unlucky Every Dude: Unlike almost everyone else on the roster, Zappa is just a normal human. He doesn't even willingly fight; he just passes out and then the supernatural stuff happens. The Three Stooges can also inflict this status on an opponent, causing random flower pots to fall from the sky and various other means of tripping them up.
  • Yandere: S-ko in temperament. She refuses to leave Zappa because she likes men with pretty faces. Most of the fights in his story mode is caused by the opponent saying something to set her off.

    I-No 
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I-No as of Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR-.

"I won't break you. Yet. I haven't told you how unfortunate it is that you were born at all, right?"

Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue (JP), Tara Platt (EN)

The mysterious servant of That Man. Putting it simply, she is all that is Bitch. And she loves it. As she serves That Man, she also knows Sol and she hates his guts, mostly beacuse he's one of the few people able to defeat her. In XX, she goes around causing heaps of trouble for the other characters. In Accent Core + , after an encounter with Sol she transports him back in time to fight his past self, Order-Sol.

Confirmed as a returning character for Xrd. Some things never change, and I-no's love of causing mischief throughout time certainly has not. Time-jumping has given her knowledge of Ramlethal Valentine's appearance, and now with "That Man" being involved, her interests have been piqued, and she once again decides to take the stage.

  • Absolute Cleavage: Wears what amounts to just two strips of fabric draped over her bare breasts. Yet despite all the moving around during fights, nothing gets revealed... Except when she wins, if you actually fiddle around the sprites, you can actually see she's anatomically accurate. Although her nipple is a single pixel.
  • Ambidextrous Sprite: When facing left, she holds her guitar like a lefty (and her guitar becomes a lefty-built as well)
  • Ax-Crazy
  • Badass: She's a menace to Sol Badguy, let's that sink in.
  • The Baroness: The Sexpot type appearance-wise but the Rosa Klebb type personality-wise.
  • Bullet Hell: Her infamous, boss version only Megalomania attack which will drain your entire tension meter if you block it in addition to some of your health.
    • Xrd turns this into her new Instant Kill attack since she's no longer the game's final boss.
  • Character Development: A mild example. She's still a gigantic bitch, but seems to have learned her lesson with doing anything rash and doesn't go off on her own as much.
  • Co-Dragons: She and Raven are That Man's most trusted subordinates...but I-No has a problem of pulling crap that just causes a whole lot of trouble and then has to be put on a leash.
  • Combat Sadomasochist
  • Combat Stilettos
  • Dark Action Girl
  • Dark Is Evil: Let's see, she's a witch who wears red with black details, uses Time Travel magic (which in the context of her use could be Black Magic), and wears a hat with a skull face on it. Pretty much spells out that she's clearly evil.
  • Demoted to Extra: The only time she appeared in Xrd is when she escorted Axl to That Man in what would be a filler-scene. She didn't even appear when That Man made Sol pull an Enemy Mine together. Revelator continues this, while she has had a big revelation about what she is. Her big contribution to the plot is to wake up Jack-O and hint at future villainy with an evil smile at the end.
  • Depraved Bisexual: Strongly implied in the XX ending where she captures May.
  • Enigmatic Minion: Her profile in her story mode simply reads "UNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN..." Not so enigmatic after XX, as her cover is blown.
  • Evil Counterpart: Revealed in Revelator to be Axl's, both are beings that shouldn't exist from futures that could have been.
  • Evil Versus Oblivion: In Xrd she is trying to avoid the "dull grey world" that is the future, implying that it is a timeline where there are few or no people alive.
  • For the Evulz: Goes out of her way to be a complete and utter bitch to anyone she meets. Why? She finds it fun.
  • Fragile Speedster: I-No is fairly fast compared to other characters, but has below-average survivability.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: Almost all of EX I-no's win quotes in the arcade are sex-based. In Accent Core, they don't even try to hide it.
    (after defeating May): "Aren't you a little young to be around here? Go home and drink your daddy's milk.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: RED leather.
  • Improbable Weapon User / Instrument of Murder: I-No uses a shapeshifting electric guitar. She can either smash people with it, or create cacophonic sounds to defeat her opponents.
  • Jerkass: She just loves being an obnoxious bitch, especially to Dizzy.
  • Kaleidoscope Eyes: Her bio states that her eyes change colors depending on the angle you look at them, and now in Xrd we can see it in action.
  • Lady of Black Magic: She's a manipulative sadist, usually quite composed, and can use her electric guitar to cast sound wave spells. However, her crude cursing and way of talking make for quite a subversion.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Cannot stress this enough.
  • The Millstone: Inverted, kind of. She is an underling who probably does more to harm That Man than his actual opposition thanks to her pervasive Stupid Evil tendencies, but he makes a point of keeping her around largely because giving her a cause makes the messes that she creates far smaller in scale and significantly easier to clean up. Left to her own devices, she would likely be significantly more destructive.
  • Mind Hive: Revealed in Xrd -REVELATOR- to be this. Supposedly, during the Crusades, the hopes of the entire human race for a 'brighter future' was made manifest into a living consciousness; I-No. Jack-O explains that this is the reason why I-No is obsessed with a concept as abstract as a 'brighter future'.
  • Ms. Fanservice
  • Musical Assassin: Her move names have musical traits, as do the actual moves themselves.
  • Nice Hat: It talks!
  • Not So Stoic: She usually maintains her composure, but I-no actually shows panic when overpowered by Dizzy or Baiken, or when she's on the receiving end of May or Faust's Instant Kills in Xrd. The former launches I-no out of a cannon into the sky, the latter approaches her with a scapel in hand, preparing to do terrible things to her face.
  • Orgasmic Combat: I-No sounds a little too excited while inflicting or taking pain.
  • Panty Shot: When she attacks you with "Chemical Love" you can see she's wearing a black thong.
  • The Power of Rock: Her Instant Kill, and her winpose in which she plays "One" by Metallica.
  • Psycho for Hire: She only goes to That Man so she can continue her Time-trolling antics.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: She wears red clothing with black details, and is outright villainous.
  • SNK Boss: Especially in Accent Core.
  • Smug Snake
  • Sound Effect Bleep: Ever since her debut in XX, several portions of I-No's dialogue has been censored. In the original Japanese version of XX, she had guitar feedback, while in all international versions the small portion of crude dialogue was muted. In Xrd subtitled, she uses a standard slashing sound effect, while the dub gives her a more traditional live TV style (BEEP).
  • Split Personality: On one hand, mysterious and sexy. On the other hand, you guessed it: ULTRA-BITCH.
  • Stable Time Loop: Her story in Xrd's arcade mode seems to indicate that she's caught in one of these and is trying to break out.
  • Stripperific: She even takes off her top in one of her win poses, though she turns her back to the camera so all we get is sideboob.
  • Stupid Evil: Most of what she does is done in the name of That Man. Almost none of what she does actually helps him and often actually hinders him, in addition to causing him to have to waste time cleaning up after her. It's strongly suggested that he keeps her around solely because he feels that it's better to have her on a leash so that the damage she causes is more manageable.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: In Xrd she hates having to ally herself with Sol, but does so anyway as there are bigger issues at hand.
  • This Cannot Be!: She screams such a phrase when Dizzy obliterates her in one of her GGXX endings, all the while pleading for someone to help her get away from her massively overwhelming attack. She also says such a phrase after May kicks her ass.
  • Time Travel: Her magic ability. She states that it's not exactly easy to do, though.
  • The Vamp
  • Too Kinky to Torture: Demonstrated in Xrd, when Faust hits her with his Shigekiteki Zetsumeiken overdrive. Whereas most characters will have a shocked or embarrassed expression on their faces, I-no's face seems to show that she's actually enjoying it quite a bit.
  • Troll: What she uses her Time Travel powers for and does for a living, much to That Man's detriment.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Claims this in Xrd -REVELATOR- in Axl's Episode Mode Ending, saying that a long time ago, her only motivation was to see people smile and receive their thanks.

    Robo-Ky 
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Voiced by: Kantaro (XX Battle Voice), Takeshi Kusao (XX Story Voice), Yutaka Terada (Isuka), Takumi Inoue (AC), Shigeru Chiba (Revelator)
Robo-Ky Mk. II voiced by: Takumi Inoue

The robot impersonator of Ky created by the PWAB. There are several of these things floating around. Also has a MK-II version which copies his opponents' moves. One unique version appears in Accent Core with a lecherous personality.

It returns as a Story Mode NPC in Revelator.

  • Badass
    • Awesomeness by Analysis: In the original XX's Story Mode, Robo-Ky often analyzes your character's techniques, becoming immune to damage from anything but overdrives.
    • Submissive Badass: Designed as one, but rebels.
  • Butt Monkey
  • Dark Reprise: His alternate theme, "Holy Orders?", or "Vortex Infinitum" in the Korean soundtrack. Given that he is a robot version of Ky, it only makes sense that this theme be a robotic-toned version. The end result is that the song ends up sounding full of distortions and background sound effects and noise, randomly jumping up and down in pitch and volume at a moment's notice. You'd almost think that the band was drunk while performing it.
  • Dash Attack: Is one of the few characters who has this with his Ita-KY-Geki (Painful-EFFECT-Attack), where it's a mini-version of Ky's Ride The Lightning with high priority and will have Robo-Ky perform a unique taunt that fills his gauge up to full if uninterrupted.
    • Also has one with his KY-Genshou (MYSTERY-Phenomenon), a dash attack where he turns the lower half of his body into a horse to charge at foes with.
  • Do-Anything Robot: The only thing he doesn't do is emulate the person he impersonates properly. Also present in the MK-II version from Isuka.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Was Ky's EX mode in X.
  • Easy Impersonation: In the first rendition of XX, when he was just a palette swap in-game. It easily fools Jam and Bridget. Starts to fail in Accent Core Plus.
  • Evil Twin: Robo Ky, who literally was just an EX movelist Early-Bird Cameo for Ky in GGX and a palette swap of Ky in his first proper appearance (GGXX) with slightly different portraits. He came into his own with exclusive sprites and movesets starting with #RELOAD.
  • ROBOTIC_BSOD: "ERROR!_CRITICAL ERROR!_BLUE_SCREEN_OF_DEATH!" *Earth-Shattering Kaboom*
    • Sphere of Destruction: Tying into the above, his Gen-KY Lovers (Li-MIT Lovers) Overdrive causes him to perform an animation similar to one of Robo-Ky's very old moves (his Ray Divider), making him press a big red button that puts him in a state that allows him to gain his meter very quickly...that is until the countdown starts, Robo-Ky will let loose an explosion of electricity that's a sphere that can stay out for a while if it hits someone. The large amount of hits that said sphere does allows Robo-Ky to burst himself out of it to take advantage of for massive combo opportunities.
  • Hive Mind: Subverted because since all RKs have the same arrogant personality, each model is acting superior than the other.
  • Hurricane of Puns: The Theme Naming of his special moves is a bunch of cringe-inducing puns on Ky's name. It varies via the original Japanese version or the localized version of Accent Core Plus R.
  • I Shall Taunt You: Robo-Ky is able to taunt when laying down, allowing him to delay his getup to mess with his foe's wakeup offense.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Has the same level of mobility as Ky Kiske, but has higher health, weighs a lot more and deals high damage while also having a stronger zoning game.
  • Mars Needs Women: He likes human women in general, desiring Millia, Jam and Baiken.
  • Mecha-Mooks: There are many Robo-Kys and they are acting in separate missions that most of the time fail.
    • In XX, his win quote on winning a Mirror Match is to ask the other one why it diverted from their programming.
  • Mechanically Unusual Fighter: He has to manage two different meters: a thermostat and a battery gauge. The thermostat shows how hot (in the litteral sense) he is at the moment. He can build up heat by attacking the opponent with some attacks (usually those that pressures the opponent) and reduce it by either doing a "vent" attack (his forward hard slash), doing one of his overdrives or simply doing nothing. The more heat you have, the stronger your normal attacks are (especially with his forward hard slash showing the visual differences); but when you max out heat, Robo-Ky will explode and lose some health.
    • The battery gauge is actually his Tension gauge. He cannot build up meter like the other characters and has to use his Zadan-KY (Conversation-MEETING) power mat (his crouching dust, as his sweep is actually his crouching slash), the aforementioned Ita-KY-Geki or his KY-Denpa (STRANGE-Electrical Wave) command throw to build up his meter. The more he has power/tension, more some of his special attacks are strengthened. All in all, his pressure and damage output is limited with how much heat and how much power he can manage and juggle with.
  • More Dakka: His forward punch command normal, which fires a small burst from his elbow. Can be fired three times in a row but builds up a lot of heat.
  • Playing with Fire: When his thermostat is at a high amount, his normal attacks have increased damage and hitstun while also setting his foe on fire.
  • Slouch of Villainy: Has a fold-in throne.
  • SNK Boss: In the original GGXX, this guy, not I-No, was banned from competitive gameplay. Consider that in most characters' story modes, you must fight him while he doesn't take damage from anything but Overdrives...
    • However, it's important to note that he was banned from competitive gameplay for the same reason Kliff and Justice were. It wasn't necessarily because he was overpowered, but rather because he was a console-only character that wasn't created with balance in regards to other characters in mind. Notably, he is unbanned in Reload onwards.
  • Spam Attack Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: One of his Overdrives, Dame na Yatsu wa Nani wo Yatte mo Dame! (Whatever is Done, A Fellow No Good is No Good!), which allows him to use a unique additional "headbutt" attack as a finisher (which only becomes its own command as of Slash). DAMEDAMEDAMEDAMEDAMEDAMEDAMEDAMEDAMEDAMEEE!!!

Non-playable Characters

    Sharon 
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: Sharon simply cannot be killed by any means, be it by violence or disease. Slayer drains all her blood before entering battle and she does not mind it one bit, as she'll come back fine in a little while.
  • 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.

    Crow Kuwubara 
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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.

    That Man, A.K.A The Gear Maker 
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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. In -Revelator- his name is revealed to be Asuka R. Kreutz, along with his face, has a inverted red cross in his bangs, pointy ears, and a wing-shaped eyepatch.

  • 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.
  • Bishōnen: He is shown to be this when unmasked as of Revelator. It might have been as a result of de-aging.
  • 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.
  • Enemy Mine: Pulls this with Sol of all people to destroy the Cradle's shield in Xrd.
  • 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.
  • Eyepatch of Power: A wing-shaped one.
  • 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 -SIGN-, and in Xrd -REVELATOR-, he finally takes off his hood to reveal his face.
  • 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.
  • Gender-Blender Name: His real name, Asuka, is typically a girls' name.
  • 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.
  • Honor Before Reason: In the end of Revalator he's nearly reconciled with Sol, but desires a final battle anyway.
  • 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: Subverted as of REVELATOR. His name is Asuka R. Kreuz.
  • 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.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: As shown in Revelator, his real name is Asuka R. Kreutz.
  • Shipper on Deck: The real reason he created Justice and Sol? Aria would have rather died of her terminal illness while being with Frederick than going into cryogenic slumber while a cure was found over an untold number of years. So he made them both Gears so they could enjoy immortality together. This was also part of the reason he created Jack-O. Beyond her being able to control Justice, her fusion with Justice resulted in the successful revival of Aria.
  • 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. It turns out that his true goal was to keep humanity advancing forward, whereas his fellow Apostle Chronus wanted to hold humanity back to combat the Universal Will.
  • 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.

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